Spitfire launches SD01 DUSTBUNDLE & REDCOLA TRAILER GIANT volume #1

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of SD01 DUSTBUNDLE and REDCOLA TRAILER GIANT volume #1, two new Extended Family series sample libraries produced by third-party developers.


Fresh from fellow British sample developers Sound Dust — created by Brighton-based composer, sound designer, and funny noise lover Pendle Poucher for composers, producers, and music-makers alike — comes SD01 DUSTBUNDLE, a purpose-built bundle comprising all six of the company’s top-selling, most inspiring, and delightful virtual instruments for Native Instruments’ KONTAKT platform:

PLASTIC GHOST PIANO is an amazing-sounding, one-of-a-kind ‘acoustic’ piano produced by spurting bursts of controlled noise through unsuspecting piano samples; GRAND THRIFT AUTOHARP2 is the result of mating a tiny autoharp with a full-sized grand piano to create an absorbing mixed-breed musical mechanism with four different string layers to create unique piano-ish, plucky, autoharp-ish sounds; DULCITONE 18842 represents the first time that this rare and beautiful 1884-vintage Scottish portable keyboard boasting basic piano action with spring-loaded felt-covered hammers striking small magnetshaped tuning folks to produce a woody, celesta-cum-glockenspiel-type sound has been multi-sampled to create another distinctive, musthave virtual instrument; DULCITONE 19002 gives a 16-year-younger dulcitone the same multi-sampling treatment with a slightly jinglier and more even tone throughout; HAMMR+ is one part of the Hammr Suite, a classic tonewheel organ sample set with a difference developed with Oasis/Sheryl Crowe keyboard player Mike Rowe and recorded by Andy Britton at Toyroom Studios in Brighton; while GHOST DULCITONE 1900 sees Pendle Poucher applying his PLASTIC GHOST PIANO multi-sampling experiments with impulse responses to his rare dulcitone collection to create otherworldly, hauntingly-beautiful sounding instruments — a yet-to-be released left-field beauty by way of an added bonus!

As Spitfire Audio cofounder/composer Paul Thomson himself says, somewhat excitedly: “There’s a wealth of great stuff in here. It’s really a killer collection of sounds!”

REDCOLA Trailer Giant Vol 1

Next up, REDCOLA TRAILER GIANT volume #1, the world’s first purpose-built trailer toolkit designed by behemoths of the trailer music and sound design world REDCOLA.

Spitfire Audio are collectively delighted to partner up with West Coast, USA-based likeminded craftspeople and enthusiasts for creativity and excellence in their art. As such, this carefully curated bumper volume of sweeps, rises, falls, atmos, hits, pads, and ‘moments’ is sure to become the definitive go-to pack of tasty and tasteful goodies for anyone seeking out mind-warping, jaw-dropping transitions when looking to inject adrenalin into cues and take things up a gear or two! Trailer use is, of course, an absolute given, as already professionally proven by Spitfire Audio themselves when using the spectacular sounds within this volume on ads, hybrid movie and TV scores, and especially when successfully scoring some major computer games.

Gushes Paul Thomson: “What we have here is a team who are amongst the best in their field, creating really high-end work with incredible sound design, recording, and processing, and then we’ve paired that with the controllability that you get with the eDNA engine in order that you can take this world-class raw material and make it into something new which is unique to your project. So it’s not just buying a bunch of sound effects as WAVs and sticking some in the middle of your session. We always want the user to be in control of what is actually coming out of the system — that’s the key thing for us, so this is a really wonderful pairing.”

The sample libraries are now available exclusively from Spitfire Audio for £99 GBP for the DUSTBUNDLE and £299 GBP forREDCOLA TRAILER GIANT volume #1 (subject to VAT within the EU).

More information: Spitfire Audio


Sound Dust releases Tiny Chaos Engine for Kontakt

Sound Dust has launched Tiny Chaos Engine, a free “found sound” drum-machine for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sound Dust Tiny Chaos Engine

Tiny Chaos Engine a sophisticated groove box made with a collection of unlikely sound sources that include a lawn mower, kite flying, celery, static electricity, trickling water and a broken piano as well as some more obvious percussive sources.

It’s great for adding rythmic and tonal interest to more straightforward beats or for creating whole landscapes of clickity clack, wub wub.

Tiny Chaos Engine features

  • Chaos button for instant randomisation.
  • Order button for an instant return to normality.
  • Comprehensive editing with quick edit system for instant results.
  • 12 sample engines with individual articulation control.
  • 12 sequence engines with algorithmic looping controller.
  • Lots of great binaurally recorded sounds.
  • Built in manual.

Tiny Chaos Engine is a free download at Sound Dust. Requires Kontakt 4/5, full version.

More information: Sound Dust / Tiny Chaos Engine


The Unfinished launches Omnisphere Lost & Found

Omnisphere Lost & Found

The Unfinished has announced the release of Omnisphere Lost & Found, a sound library for the Spectrasonics Omnisphere virtual instrument, in collaboration with Pendle Poucher of Sound Dust.

There are various themes for this collection, but all of them are seeded in a world of broken beauty. Lost & Found is aimed at the strange and wonderful atmospherics of neo-classical; the raw and dirty sonics of dark electronica; and the celestial and heart-thumping cinematics of modern scores. One minute it is a lo-fi, grainy and grungey slap around the face, the next it is a chaotic, soaring, widescreen embrace.

Whilst designing these patches Radio Lost & Found was playing the likes of Olafur Arnalds, Ben Frost, Rhian Sheehan, Nils Frahm, Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross, Steven Price, John Murphy, plus many others.

In this soundset you will find fragile pads, damaged pianos, dusty music boxes, grubby basses, electro-acoustic rhythms and dystopian soundscapes from the ether.

The soundset is available for purchase for £24.99 GBP.

More information: The Unfinished / Omnisphere Lost & Found


Sound Dust releases The Pendleonium² for Kontakt

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Sound Dust The Pendleonium

Sound Dust has released The Pendleonium²,an updated version of the Kontakt sample instrument, which adds new layers of scripting and effects, and a new GUI.

The Pendleonium² is an imagined ancient keyboard instrument assembled from layered real world instruments that is designed to create a wide range of useful weezy, dusty “antique” timbres.

The Pendleonium² has 6 combinable and easy to manipulate multi-sampled articulation “oscillators” recorded from a variety of electric and acoustic stringed instruments through analogue FX hardware.

  • Danelectro Baritone guitar.
  • Fernandes Sustainer Native guitar.
  • Shimro viola.
  • Roland RE 501 Space Echo tape delay.
  • Vermona Retroverb spring reverb.
  • Laney VC15 valve amp.

Two new pages of Kontakt scripting allow intimate control and automation of volume levels, pan, envelopes, eq and effects so a wide variety of sound possibilities can be explored.

The library is available to purchase for £15 GBP. The update is free for The Pendleonium users.

More information: Sound Dust / The Pendleonium²


idmonster announces Be More Like Water + id-strument suite for Kontakt

idmonster Be More Like Water

idmonster, the solo project of composer, sound designer and Butterfly Child guitarist Pendle Poucher, has announced the upcoming album Be More Like Water.

Be More Like Water is a beautiful, dark cinematic odyssey with a hint of concept album, but devoid of hippy guff. Each track is like a short film made of sound.

Pendle fuses electronics and acoustics combined with field recordings, analogue synths, an ancient ships piano, and his own unique Space Echo drenched guitar playing to produce a sumptuous other-worldly sound-space that veers from contemplative minimalism through boisterous krautrock wig-out, loopy fourth world raga to skewed hip-pop.

The album is already picking up radio play, with tracks being featured on Gideon Coe’s evening show on BBC Radio 6 and Nic Luscombe’s Late Junction on BBC Radio 3.

A very beautiful video for the track “I Was Drifting Plankton” featuring amazing microscopic plankton footage.

As an established and respected sample instrument designer Pendle also operates as www.sound-dust.co.uk creating sample libraries of obscure and slightly wonky real and imagined instruments. His clients include many established composers and musicians worldwide including Gotye, Hollywood composer Rupert Gregson Williams, Bat for Lashes, Orbital, The Chemical Brothers and David Holmes. His sounds can be heard on numerous films, TV shows and records.

To accompany the release of Be More Like Water Pendle has also made the idstrument suite a special 1GB suite of six sample instruments in Kontakt format which includes some of the significant sounds, textures and instruments from the album. It will be available as a free download to anyone who buys the CD and will hopefully inspire other musicians.

id-instrument suite for Kontakt
The id-strument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The id-strument suite has recordings from old synths, broken acoustic instruments, home made contraptions and the actual ticking of economic philosopher Thomas Carlyle’s 200 year old grandfather clock (plus lots of other things too).

The album with id-strument suite sample set is available to purchase for £10 GBP. The release is set for November, 2013.

More information: Knitted Cat / Sound-Dust


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