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Ian Boddy releases Beatalogue

Ian Boddy Beatalogue

Ian Boddy has released Beatalogue, the 4th sample library in the waveforms series.

This follow up to ‘Drumalogue’ takes a selection of electronic drum patterns and loops which were then fed through Boddy´s massive modular synth system. These were then filtered, mangled and generally messed up using a huge number of modules all in the analogue domain.

All the loops have between 3 and 5 variations and sonically range from sweet filtering all the way through to completely crunched and twisted mayhem. The quality of the distortion and overdrive achieved using these techniques gives the loops a gorgeous organic feel which is further heightened by the sound of the modular itself with it´s fuzzy warmness and tripping envelopes.

The sounds are also provided in Rex2 and Apple Loops format enabling them to be used at various tempos and dissected by the end user for their own purposes.

Beatalogue features

  • 300 mono samples at 44.1Khz, 24 bit in WAV format.
  • All samples also provided in Rex2 & Apple Loops format.
  • Drum Loops filtered, mangled & messed up via the following analogue synthesisers:
    • Roland System 100-M
    • Analogue Systems
    • Doepfer A-100 modular system
    • Analogue Solutions
    • Livewire AFG, Vulcan & Dalek Modulators
    • Metasonix TM-2 Tube BP filter & R-53 Tube Waveshaper/Ring Mod
    • Flight of Harmony Plague Bearer
    • The Harvestman Malgorithm
    • WMD Geiger Counter
    • Make Noise QMMG
    • Minimoog
    • VCS3

Beatalogue is available to purchase as a digital download for £24.99 GBP / 29.99 EUR / $39.99 USD.

More information: Beatalogue

Puremagnetik releases Analog Drums

Puremagnetik Analog Drums

Puremagnetik has released Analog Drums, a collection of percussives captured from modular analog systems. It includes an assortment of expertly programmed kits and looped clips.

From dramatic pitch enveloped hits to squelchy filtered noises, Analog Drums contains a huge grab bag of multisamples all expertly programmed for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic. Produced entirely on Doepfer, LiveWire and MFB modular systems, Analog Drums was designed to pump the modern DAW full of real diodes, resistors and transformers!

This Micropak includes 5 ‘base’ kits alongside a selection of looped clips. The Ableton Live version includes a detailed programming of drum racks employing Live 8′s latest features. Each kit is paired with a selection of MIDI based Live Clips for extensive editing capabilities or simple ‘drag and drop’ song production.

The Logic version of Analog Drums includes all 5 kits, multiple variation kits and channel strips. A library of 50 SIAL (Software Instrument Audio Loops) Apple Loops are also included.

Analog Drums for Kontakt includes the 5 ‘base’ kits, each one programmed with a custom KSP GUI for fast tweaking and parameter adjustment. The library of 50 Apple Loops can easily be integrated into any Kontakt track, automatically time-syncing to your master session tempo.

Analog Drums features

  • An extensive sample library of percussives in various timbres and modulations
  • Comprehensive native Ableton Live 8 support
  • A library of 50 looped clips
  • A collection of 5 ‘base’ kits and variations (some variations excluded from the Kontakt version)
  • Custom KSP GUI for Kontakt

Analog Drums is now available to download for Puremagnetik subscribers. Subscriptions start at $5.75 USD per month.

More information: Puremagnetik / Analog Drums

Review: Ian Boddy Drumalogue

Ian Boddy Drumalogue

Ian Boddy is a sound synthesist. Don’t ask me what that means exactly, but what I do know is that Ian has been doing electronic music for almost 3 decades.

Besides being quite a prolific musician, Ian also has been working as a sound designer for some 25 years. His works include sample libraries like Zero-G’s Malice in Wonderland and Outer Limits, Transmission-X for Sample Magic, and patches and samples used in LinPlug, Camel Audio & Rob Papen products.

Last year his Something Else Music Limited label launched the Ian Boddy Waveforms, a series of tightly focused downloadable sample packs.

The third title in the Waveforms series is Drumalogue, a library of 1,000 analogue drum, percussion and one-shot hits.

However these are not taken from vintage drum machines (of which there is already plenty of content available elsewhere) but rather all the sounds are hand crafted by Boddy on vintage analogue synths and modular systems. They run the full gamut from thunderous bass drums, crisp snares & hats through to abstract synth hits & FX and even weird glitchy & industrial sounds.

Drumalogue features

  • 1,000 samples at 44.1Khz, 24 bit in WAV format (stereo & mono samples).
  • Raw audio recorded from the following analogue synthesisers: Roland System 100-M, Analogue Systems, Doepfer A-100, Analogue Solutions, Livewire AFG, VCS3, Minimoog, Metasonix TM-2 tube BP filter.
  • Recorded directly into Apple Mac using RME Fireface 400 audio interface, samples edited in Bias Peak Pro 5.
  • Native Instruments Kontakt 2 support provided.

The Kontakt 2 programs (with a basic envelope and low-pass filter) provide an easy way to access and use the samples.

Ian Boddy Drumalogue in Kontakt
Ian Boddy Drumalogue in Kontakt

The Kontakt folder is divided into three sections:

  1. Audition – All the sounds per category (20 categories) with one sound per key starting at C1.
  2. Kits – 18 patches follow as closely as possible the General MIDI Percussion Key Map from B0 (Key35) to B2 (Key59) and provide a convenient way of playing some of the sounds as “drum kits”.
  3. Patches – 34 sounds key-mapped out in patches.

Drumalogue is available as a download from various distributors for £24.95 GBP / $34.95 USD / 27.95 EUR.

So what do I think?

Drumalogue won’t replace the vintage synths, modular systems and analogue effect processors used to create this sample library. The hands-on experience of tweaking knobs and patching sounds just isn’t going to be available in a collection of samples.

What Drumalogue does provide is an excellent collection of samples for those of us who can’t afford this type of equipment, or perhaps don’t have the space to fit all that gear into our music studios. Either way, Ian Boddy delivers on quality and versatility with Drumalogue: Raw, glitchy, bleepy analogue goodness!

Just listen to the demo mp3s and you will know what I am talking about. If your drum sample library has room for something different, I can highly recommend Drumalogue.

Visit the Ian Boddy Waveforms website for more information.

Note: Time+Space has a great deal on the first two Waveforms libraries. Airwaves and Radiophonica are available in a special bundle for just £40 GBP until 31 May, 2009. Details here.

Ian Boddy releases Drumalogue

Ian Boddy Drumalogue

Ian Boddy has released Drumalogue, the third sample library in the Waveforms series from Something Else Music Limited.

This is a library of 1,000 analogue drum, percussion and one-shot hits. However these are not taken from vintage drum machines (of which there is already plenty of content available elsewhere) but rather all the sounds are hand crafted by Boddy on vintage analogue synths and modular systems.

They run the full gamut from thunderous bass drums, crisp snares & hats through to abstract synth hits & FX and even weird glitchy & industrial sounds.

The sounds are a mixture of mono and stereo samples and some have genuine analogue effects printed on them from spring reverbs, bucket brigade delays and phaser/flangers. This all adds up to a cornucopia of drum and percussion sounds that can be used in virtually any style of production.

Drumalogue features

  • 1,000 samples at 44.1Khz, 24 bit in WAV format.
  • Mixture of stereo & mono samples.
  • Raw audio recorded from the following analogue synthesisers: Roland System 100-M, Analogue Systems, Doepfer A-100, Analogue Solutions, Livewire AFG, VCS3, Minimoog, Metasonix TM-2 tube BP filter.
  • Recorded directly into Apple Mac using RME Fireface 400 audio interface.
  • Samples edited in Bias Peak Pro 5.
  • Native Instruments Kontakt 2 support provided.

Drumalogue is available for purchase from selected distributors for £24.95 GBP.

Visit the Ian Boddy Waveforms website for more information and audio demos.

Puremagnetik releases Modular Patterns

Puremagnetik Modular Patterns

Puremagnetik has released Modular Patterns, a grab bag of over 300 pure analog phrases and expressions recorded through a variety of boutique and legendary modular synthesizers.

Modular Patterns includes a huge collection of thick basses, resonant leads and “analog data” phrases generated entirely within the analog realm. Employing over 20 unique modules for sound generation and expression, each pattern has been meticulously assembled using 3 analog sequencers for the ultimate in nuanced phrasing and voice morphing.

Modular Patterns features

  • Livewire Audio Frequency Generator – An advanced sound generating device capable of producing 27 distinct waveforms including harmonic animation of various outputs.
  • Livewire Dalek Modulator – contains 2 linear VCOs and ring modulator capable of cross modulation and horizontal symmetry control.
  • Doepfer A-155 & 154 – A mighty duo of pure analog sequencing control, advanced step phrasing and dynamic control voltage modulation.
  • Roland System 100 – A beautiful semi-modular monophonic synth consisting of 5 module components: the Synthesizer 101, Expander 102, Mixer 103, Sequencer 104, and Monitor Speakers 109.

Modular Patterns is available for Live, Kontakt and Logic. You need a subscription to download Modular Patterns (subscriptions start at $5.75 USD for instant access to this MicroPack).

More information: Puremagnetik