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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

Sound Dust releases dULCITONE1900 sample library

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Pendle Poucher of Sound Dust has released the dULCITONE1900 sample library.

It’s taken an age, but I’ve finally managed to birth a lovely sister to Dulcitone1884. This one is a 16-year younger beauty with a slightly jinglier and more even tone which really compliments the butch woody clunk of the 1884 version.

Think of dULCITONE1900 as Keira Knightly and Dulcitone1884 as Kristin Scott Thomas…..or maybe whatshisface in Twilight to George Clooney.

I’ve gone to town with the sampling, seven velocity layers of binaural recording add up to around 500mb of samples. There’s a wee video of her in action which tells you more about her than I can put into words.

dULCITONE1900 is available for Kontakt 3 and above (full version required), EXS, Ableton Sampler, Alchemy (full version required), SFZ (imports into Alchemy player) and SoundFont, priced at £15 GBP. Purchase includes all formats.

More information: Sound Dust / dULCITONE1900

Pendle Poucher launches Sound Dust with free Mouse/Mice Organ

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Sound Dust Mouse/Mice Organ

Pendle Poucher has announced the release of Mouse/Mice Organ, a free sound library.

Mouse or Mice Organ?

A very simple but cool sounding pair of instruments made using only the power of pure electromagnetical trickery.

No rodents were injured during the making of this instrument.

Mouse/Mice Organ is available as a free download from Pendle’s new Sound Dust wesbite in sfz, SoundFont, and Kontakt formats (works best in Kontakt 4).

More information: Sound Dust / Mouse/Mice Organ

Pendle Poucher releases the Pendleonium

Pendle Poucher has released the Pendleonium, a sample library of a custom instrument.

A new hybrid instrument made from 6 different layers of assorted electrical and acoustical stringed things that can sound like anything from a battered mellotron to a rusty balalaika.

Pendle Poucher Pendlemonium
Pendle Poucher’s hybrid instrument: the Pendleonium (Kontakt GUI)

The Pendleonium features

  • Instrument components:
    • Danelectro Baritone guitar recorded through Roland RE501 chorus echo and a Roger Linn Adrenalinn 3 amp.
    • Sparkly silver Fernandes Sustainer Native guitar recorded through the tape echo and amp.
    • Unknown viola mic’ed and then run through a Vermona Retroverb spring reverb.
  • Recorded 24bit with many velocity levels, total size: 951 MB.
  • 3 pages of Kontakt scripting allow intimate control of volume levels, filters, pan etc. for a massive variety of sound possibilities.
  • Also includes mixed down (16bit, easy on the CPU) simple version and separate instrument versions and a multi.

Pendleonium is currently available in Kontakt 2/3, EXS and SFZ formats, priced at £15 GBP.

More information: Pendle Poucher

Pendle releases Grand Thrift Auto(harp)

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Pendle has released Grand Thrift Auto(harp), a cunning hybrid instrument made by mating a plucked grand piano with a lowly autoharp.

Pendle Grand Thrift Auto(harp)
Pendle Grand Thrift Auto(harp) for Kontakt

Pendle writes:

This strangely beautiful offspring weighs in at a fairly hefty but graceful 288mb and contains 4 separate and individually adjustable layers of multi-velocity samples from every note of both instruments.

Grand Thrift Auto(harp) includes a plucked autoharp, muted autoharp, plucked binaural grand piano, and a binaural autoharp. It is only available as a Kontakt 2 or Kontakt 3 instrument, and costs £15 GBP.

Visit Pendle @ Virb for more information and a demo mp3.

Pendle releases Ships Piano samples

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Pendle Ships Piano

Pendle has released Ships Piano, a new set of samples of a ships piano.

Pendle writes:

Here’s another small, slightly portable and largely neglected keyboard instrument. Designed by JB Cramer and Sons of London in the late 1800′s, the ships piano (or yacht piano) was built especially for the cramped confines of Victorian pleasure boats. The perfect thing for a little sea bound entertainment in the good old pre-ipod days of the empire.

A ships piano is basically a tiny rudimentary upright piano with a five octave keyboard that folds upwards to save space. It has no bottom half and sits either on a low table or a stand with a small leather and chain contraption dangling from its bottom that loops around the foot for the sustain pedal.

Because of its small frame size it struggles with low notes so the bass strings are very wide gauge and particularly flabby, resulting in a strange almost atonal metallic sound in the lower reaches.

The Ships Piano sample set contains 155mb of 16bit samples, featuring meticulously sampled white notes (binaurally) with 4 or 5 velocity layers.

Ships Piano is available for £15 GBP as Kontakt 2/3, EXS, Reason Combinator and Soundfont formats.

Visit Pendle‘s website for more information and sound demos.