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Ambient Nature Noise puts the sounds of nature in your productions

ToneBytes has released Ambient Nature Noise, a virtual instrument for Windows, which adds the sound and atmosphere of alive and lifeless nature to your recordings.

The purpose of the plug-in is to add sounds typically found in the surrounding world. For this goal, Ambient Nature Noise has 21 sound profiles, including the sound of birds, insects, bats, trees and other flora and fauna, and the sounds of lifeless nature such as sound of waterfall and rain, wash, fire crackling and much more other.

ToneBytes Ambient Nature Noise
Add the sounds of nature to your music with ToneBytes Amient Nature Noise for Windows.

Ambient Nature Noise features

  • 3 slots for mixing different noise profiles to produce complex and variable noise environments.
  • Embedded equalizer for emphasizing or muting those parts of the noise profile you want.
  • 32 factory presets based on 21 noise profiles.
  • Built-in preset manager makes it easy to save the settings and quickly access them or share them with other Ambient Nature Noise users.
  • VST automation and full MIDI Learning are supported.

The Ambient Nature Noise plug-in for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $20 USD / 15 EUR.

More information: ToneBytes / Ambient Nature Noise

Durk Kooistra releases FreeBee 3d flying insect simulation for Kontakt

Durk Kooistra has released FreeBee, a free Kontakt instrument which simulates a 3d flying insect.

Durk Kooistra FreeBee
Durk Kooistra FreeBee

Since I have been working on a set of Kontakt instruments for Audiomotif I became more and more interrested in Kontakt as a sound design tool. While mainly engineered towards the chromatic instrument simulations – Kontakts built in effects and scripting language allows you to create very effective sound design tools. Besides sound design tools designed for post production there is also a new line of synth’s and drum instruments coming out next month. (Audiomotif – Electro Tech Vol 01)

What else but a bee would be our simulation? A freebie bee – Right enough with the wordplay. The instrument is using a HP filter to mimic the size of the insect (more bass equals a bee – medium a wasp and only high’s for a fly). There is panning control and X-Y shifts; going from wide to narrow relative of it’s center. There is an EQ section you can use to enhence some frequencies when using a more extreme pitched keys (C1>C2 – C5>C6). The sample used is a synthesized sound and is being looped.

FreeBee is available to download from Durk Kooistra at no cost.

More information: Durk Kooistra

Short links for December 5th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on December 5th, 2007:

  • Gibson Robot Guitar – The guitar is tuned by tiny servo motors that tune all strings in no more than five seconds.
Gibson Robot Guitar
Gibson Robot Guitar