Unidentified Sound Object releases Transmission Apparatus

Transmission Apparatus

Unidentified Sound Object has announced Transmission Apparatus, a recombinant sound library available as a .wav files collection and for the first time also as a Kontakt .nki file.

It’s a construction kit designed to create a broad range of communication sounds, from real to “alien” broadcasting signals. The library contains more than 2 GB of data, delivered in 373 files of unique sound material.

It’s catalogued in five elements: AM (amplitude modulation), FM (frequency modulation), SSB (single side band – aka ham radio), KYMA (synthesised noises) and VOCAL (unintelligible speeches). The first three bands were recorded from the output of different radio receivers at 96 kHz via a Crane Song HEDD (Harmonically Enhanced Digital Device) to add warmth and tube/analog sonic color to the recordings.

All the samples have been carefully selected from these recording sessions, with the addition of just a little dsp processing to widen the stereo field. Moreover, the Kyma folder contains unique audio files entirely synthesised in the SSC Kyma+Paca(rana) environment. And a group of sfx called Vocal is the result of “destroyed” dialogues and vocal sources via spectral processing.

The library is available for purchase for $49 USD (wav) / $69 USD (Kontakt).

More information: Unidentified Sound Object / Transmission Apparatus

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The Coil releases Indecent Machines sample library

The Coil

The Coil has launched Indecent Machines, a sound fx sample pack by Chad Glenn.

Indecent Machines is an industrial sci-fi sample collection of cybernetic machines featuring 1.7 gigabytes of 24-bit/96khz samples and bundled Kontakt kits, created by producer/sound designer Chad Glenn.

Inspired by a concept of mechanical disrepair and emergent AI consciousness, these sounds originated
from field and studio recordings of various machines which were then processed through custom DSP algorithms using Kyma and other sound design tools. The result is a unique set of mutant robotics, mechanical snippets, evolving textures, rhythmic artifacts and menacing atmospheres appropriate for music and sound design projects of all kinds.

Indecent Machines features

  • 1.73 GB content.
  • 347 24bit/96kHz .wav audio files.
  • 5 Kontakt kits.

The sample pack costs $49 USD.

More information: The Coil / Indecent Machines

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Puremagnetik releases Grainscapes sound library

Puremagnetik Grainscapes

Puremagnetik has released Grainscapes, a collection of haunting, granular synthesized cinematic textures and ambiences for scoring or sound design applications.

Throughout many weeks of programming, Puremagnetik sound designers employed a powerful Symbolic Sound Kyma System (well known for its granular synthesis capabilities) for manipulation of conventional instrument samples.

Grainscapes was created through a process of spectral analysis, granular resynthesis, filtering and advanced jitter/ frame automation. The result is a collection of bending metal, shimmering glass structures, dark ambiences, choirs and more.

Grainscapes features

  • Over 20 multi-sampled programs.
  • Ableton “Live Ready” with advanced macro control programming.
  • Kontakt KSP based interface for easy editing.
  • “Renoise Ready” XRNI files for instant playability.
  • Scoring for picture standard at 24 bit 48k.

Grainscapes is now available to Puremagnetik subscribers.

More information: Puremagnetik / Grainscapes

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Twisted Tools releases Kero’s Bits & Beats

Twisted Tools Kero's Bits & Beats

Twisted Tools has released Kero’s Bits & Beats, a free sample pack by by Detroit Underground Record’s Kero.

“Here is a collection of loops/samples taken from my Logic tracks that I have been working on for the past year. All samples made with Kyma Pacarana, Machinedrum, Virus TI, Monomachine, Nord3 and Monome. I hope you can make something interesting with them, Enjoy. ” – Kero

Kero’s Bits & Beats features

  • 184MB of royalty free oneshots and loops.
  • 16bit/44.1khz samples.
  • Battery Kits.
  • Kyma Kits by Carla Scaletti (KYMA Inventor and President of Symbolic Sound Corp.

Kero’s Bits & Beats is available as a free download for registered Twisted Tools users (registration free).

More information: Twisted Tools / Kero’s Bits & Beats

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Puremagnetik releases Onda sample library

Puremagnetik Onda

Puremagnetik has released Onda, an expressive collection of instruments created by cross synthesizing various materials and resonanting bodies.

What if you could pluck a water bottle? Or blow through a church bell as a flute? Brush a harp made out of steel guitar strings? This experimental collection of sounds was created with these concepts in mind.

Using a Symbolic Sound Kyma System, Puremagnetik developers analyzed a collection of resonating bodies as struck, plucked and banged with sticks, bricks, brushes and more. Employing Kyma’s advanced spectral processing features, these six new hybrid instruments bring lifelike physical models of completely fictitious instruments right to your sampler. In addition, Onda comes packed with over 40 professionally performed Live Clips and SIAL Apple Loops.

All Onda instruments were created using the Harm Visser Kyma Physical Modeling Toolkit (http://www.hvsynthdesign.com/kymax.php)

Onda features

  • 6 Multisampled programs, each with expressive velocity layering.
  • High Quality 24 bit samples.
  • Advanced Ableton Live Macro Controls.
  • AET filtering and morphing for Kontakt to create unlimited sound variations.
  • Over 40 Live Clips and SIAL Apple Loops.
  • Requires Ableton Live 8.2.1, Kontakt 4.2 or Logic 8.

Onda is now available to download for Puremagnetik subscribers.

More information: Puremagnetik / Onda

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