Infrasonik releases IL.EK.TRON Silicon

Infrasonik IL.EK.TRON Silicon

Infrasonik has released IL.EK.TRO Silicon, a razor sharp sample pack for Ableton Live 7 created by Carl Finlow a.k.a Random Factor & Silicon Scally.

IL.EK.TRO Silicon is all about driving crunchy electro and and driving techno beats beats sliced and diced into modular and flexible Drum Racks for Live 7…a nuclear bomb for the dance floor!

IL.EK.TRO Silicon features

  • 25 Performance Machines – Drum Loop Live Clips with associated Drum Racks and FX chains.
  • 10 Bass Machines – Bass Loop Live Clips with associated Drum Racks and FX chains.
  • 128 Drum Racks – Drum Loop Live Clips with associated Drum Racks.
  • 297 Live Clips – all the samples compiled into the following sections as Live Clips:
    • Keys – FX – 58 Live Clips
    • Keys – Loops – 30 Live Clips
    • Drums – Loops – 131 Live Clips
    • Drums – Elements – 20 Live Clips
    • Bass – One Shots – 29 Live Clips
    • Bass – Loops – 29 Live Clips
    • 35 FX Performance Chains
  • A maximum of 4 macro controls on the racks let users quickly dial in an inspiring setting, and is perfect for DJing or live performance use.
  • A limiting module at the end of each Performance and Bass Machines’s FX chain prevents the chain’s final output from clipping in a live performance or DJ setting.
  • All files are 24 bit.

IL.EK.TRON Silicon is available now as an instant download for 38 EUR.

Visit Infrasonik for more information and audio demos.

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Review: Infrasonik Analogue Processes v1

Infrasonik Analogue Processes v1

Infrasonik recently launched its first product Analogue Processes v1, a sample pack for Ableton Live.

Why Ableton Live? Infrasonik explains:

Infrasonik’s philosophy is redefining the traditional audio sample pack into a powerful production environment that include effects chains, dynamics and EQ processing, macro controls, and channel strip presets that expand the sonic possibilities of your software.

That sounds like a perfect match for Ableton Live indeed.

Analogue Processes v1 features various 24bit percussion samples, recorded using analogue outboard gear including Rupert Neve, Chandler, API, Vintech, and Purple Audio.

Analogue Processes v1 features

  • 42 Impulse Banks (High Hats, Claps, Kicks, Vox, Snares, etc.)
  • 39 Impulse kits with modular processing chains.
  • 15 Channel strips with analogue style dynamics and EQ.
  • 15 EQ chains modelled on vintage EQs curves and responses.
  • 39 Midi clips.

Since the processing chains are modular, you can easily swap “processing modules” between different kits and tracks.

Infrasonik Analogue Processes v1
Analogue Processes v1 – not just a bunch of samples

The sounds are geared towards Minimal, Electro, Techno, Tech House, Progressive, Deep House, Glitch, and IDM.

Infrasonik has also put some effort into making sure you won’t have any volume problems by carefully gain staging the kits, putting limiter modules at the end of dsp chains, and balancing effects to avoid level fluctuations.

So what do I think?

Let me start by saying that Ableton is currently not my host of choice, so I’d probably appreciate Analogue Processes’ features like the modular processing chains a lot more if I’d use Ableton more often.

I did check out the samples individually in a different host, and although they’re pretty cool on their own, it’s the way Infrasonik hooked them up in Ableton which makes Analogue Processes so great. The processing chains & channel strips really add a lot to the vibe and in some cases radically change the sounds.

The use of macro controls is great for getting some quick results, and there are lots of things to tweak in the effect chains as well.

Ableton users should definitely check this one out. I believe its sound is spot on for the intended audience.

Analogue Processes v1 contest

You have a chance to win a copy of Analogue Processes v1, generously donated by Infrasonik. All you need to do is answer the 3 questions below:

  1. Who is Analogue Processes v1 designed for?
  2. What is the title of the 8th track in the list of Analogue Processes demo tracks?
  3. What is the name of the demo kit featured in the free demo sample pack?

Simply enter by sending in your answers before September 1st, 2008. The lucky winner will be randomly drawn from all correct entries.

You should be able to find the answers on the Infrasonik website…

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Short links for August 13th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on August 13th, 2008:

Circuitastrophe!

# Circuitastrophe Symposium – Cincinnati Sept 4-8th 08. Circuit Bending, Robotics, 8-bit Music, Hacking & Electronic Design

From the anti-theory website:

From September 4 through 9, 2008, Cincinnati, the birthplace of circuit-bending, will host its first circuit-bending festival, Circuitastrophe! The dream child of Professor Mark Shafer and the noise music artist Nebulagirl, Circuitsastrophe! will presents 20+ performers and groups from around the country appearing at some of Cincinnati’s most unusual and historic venues such as Northside’s vintage Masonic Art Damage Lodge. The lineup is included at the end of this press release. Circuitsastrophe! also features workshops and talks, including a rare public appearance by Reed Ghazala on September 6, presenting “The Folk Music of Chance Electronics,” or “How to Start an Art Movement Without Really Trying.”

# The Strangest Synthesizers In The World – You haven’t seen weird, until you’ve seen some of the bizarre synth contraptions that keyboardists and electronic musicians have come up with. In fact, some of these instruments are so weird, we’re not even sure if they are synthesizers! Take a look at this twisted synthfest, and you be the judge.

# Reaktor Inspiration: Visual and Audiovisual Art – Reaktor user sonictwist made a gallery with visual stuff made only with Reaktor 5.

# Ableton Live – Intro to Slicing and Drum Racks – A step by step walk through the process of slicing a loop while giving you an introductory overview of Ableton's Drum Rack features. The video also covers simple sound design ideas for changing your existing slices so you get more mileage out of the loops you've already created!

DIY Digital Wall Harp

# How 2.0: Digital Wall Harp – Use infrared sensors to make off-the-wall music!

This is a pretty simple Infrared Harp. The sensors work like on/off switches to trigger various sounds when they are plugged into your computer's music program. With the MidiTron you can use any type of analog or digital input device, from temperature sensors to regular switches, to trigger your sounds. Get creative, it's really fun to think about all the things you could play!

# Hacking a toy guitar to make a “Frets on Fire” controller – Step-by-step instruction on how to hack a standard computer keyboard to build your own Guitar Hero-Like controller for the free, open source Guitar Hero clone "Frets on Fire".

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Infrasonik releases Analogue Processes v1

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Infrasonik Analogue Processes v1

Infrasonik has released Analogue Processes v1, a downloadable sample pack for Ableton Live.

Infrasonik’s Analogue Process v1 provides a fresh palette of percussion including deep sine wave kicks, raunchy snares, lo fi claps, and undefinable percussive hits recorded using some of the finest names in analogue outboard gear including Rupert Neve, Chandler, API, Vintech, and Purple Audio.

Analogue Processes v1 features

  • 42 Impulse Banks (High Hats, Claps, Kicks, Vox, Snares, etc.), 39 Impulse kits with modular processing chains, 15 Channel strips with analogue style dynamics and EQ, 15 EQ chains modelled on vintage EQs curves and responses, 39 Midi clips.
  • Modular processing chains allowing fast and easy swapping of “processing modules” between different kits and tracks.
  • A maximum of 4 macro controls on the racks let users quickly dial in an inspiring setting, and is perfect for DJing or live performance use.
  • Effects are balanced to avoid level fluctuations when doing effect manipulations in a live performance setting.
  • All kits have a carefully balanced gain staging to prevent digital distortion.
  • The final output level is set for a maximum peak value of -3 DbFS.
  • Impulse kits are carefully gain staged to leave at least 4-6 DB of headroom between each device in the dsp chain for a super clean processing and no digital distortion.
    • Dynamics and EQ module.
    • FX module.
    • Limiter and final gain staging module using Saturator and the Utility effects.
  • Limiter module at the end of each Impulse kits dsp chain prevents the chain’s final output from clipping in a Live performance DJ setting.
  • The kits are designed to have 10-12 DB of dynamic range.
  • All sounds are 24 bit.

Analogue Processes v1 is available as an instant download for 41.50 EUR. A demo Live pack is available for download.

More information: Infrasonik.

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