DNR Collaborative has announced that Reason Lahalla’s Ace Symmetry Pro soundset of 150 custom instruments for u-he’s ACE virtual synthesizer is now available at no cost.
Symmetry Pro includes 150 dark cinematic ambiences, heavy basses, drones, dark rhythmic sequences and basic template sounds for urs heckmann’s ACE semi-modular virtual analog synthesizer.
Symmetry Pro is designed to give you a variety of sounds good for dark ambient music, trance/dance/house breakdowns and downtempo breakbeat, but Symmetry Pro is also for scoring and soundtrack design and FX composition.
Symmetry Pro features
42 Atmospheres and Textures.
19 Mono and Poly Basses.
19 Keyboard Sounds.
10 Mono and Poly Leads.
10 Drones Sounds.
21 Rhythms and Sequences.
22 Template Patches.
5 Morphing Sounds.
The soundset is available to download from DNR Collaborative.
Elxsound has announced that the ACE Animated and ACE Motion soundsets for u-he’s virtual modular synthesizer ACE — previously sold at DNR Collabrotive, are now available to download free of charge.
Both ACE Animated and ACE Motion were projects that I worked on with Reason Lahalla, who passed in January. After long consideration, makings these works available to all for free is one of the ways I’d like to pay my respects to someone I worked tirelessly with.
At a later date I’ll update the page with either a DropBox link to Soundcloud, or a user group to showcase any music created with these soundsets (for those who would to share their creations).
DNR Collaborative has released a beta of DEFCON3, a multiband audio deconstruction effect for Native Instruments Reaktor.
DNR Collaborative Designs has released DEFCON3 – a multiband audio deconstruction plug-in for Reaktor 5.6+ which can take your audio and mangle it in various ways, from subtle lo-fi effects to all out sonic mayhem.
DEFCON3 was designed and created by reason lahalla for DNR Collaborative and is currently in BETA.
DEFCON3 can be downloaded for free from the ‘Community’ section of the DNR Collaborative website.
reason lahalla has released Metal and Motion, a package of sounds which consists mainly of original recordings and derivative textures created from recording a Zildjian Constantinople crash, a Zildjian Avedis ping ride and a Zildjian Z Custom 18″ crash cymbal through various means.
Most of the long drawn out textures were created by using different density/thickness drum sticks and “ghosting” them lightly across the grooves until the wood catches the harmonics correctly. Other rumbling metal sounds were created through felt mallets being drawn across the cymbals at higher microphone gain stages.
Also included is a package of dual machete samples. These were recorded by using 2 separate machetes to tap, slide, slice and bend in order to get accurate ‘sword fighting’ type of sounds. You will also find other metals, such as aluminum braces and rods included in the package as well.
Metal and Motion features
110 Samples / 250 MB.
Recorded @ 24-bit / 48khz.
Originals recordings included.
Folder Layout Includes: Aluminum Taps, Brace Taps, Cymbal Scrapes, Machete Hits, Metal Fades, Metal Textures.
Metal and Motion is available in 2 licenses – one for composers ($10 USD) and one for developers ($20 USD). The difference between licenses is that the composer’s license can be used in any musical composition with no royalties or other fees. You cannot create commercial sound libraries from these sources with the composer’s license. The developer’s license allows you to use these samples to create commercial sound libraries without requiring my permission to do so. Go ahead, make something useful and creative (and commercial) out of them.
TeamDNR has recently released Ace.Animated, its second set of sounds for the virtual semi-modular synthesizer ACE (Any Cable Everywhere) by u-he.
The library features no less than 225 patches, designed by TeamDNR’s Reason Lahalla and Josiah Christensen.
Ace.Animated is a new sound library for u-he Ace synthesizer which combines 225 cutting edge dance, trance, club and IDM sounds with solid workhorse patches to give producers, musicians and sound designers an ultra-wide range of sonic possibilities.
Also included in the package is a group of template sounds which can help users create their own patches with minimal effort. These templates include a variety of popular lead, bass, pad and sequenced sounds.
20 Atmospheric and Textures
39 Bass sounds
6 Sound FX sounds
23 Keys / Organ sounds
31 Leads, mono/poly
28 Pads and Swells
9 Percussive sounds
30 Plucked /Decayed sounds
17 Sequences & Rhythmic sounds
Many of the patches have parameters mapped to the modwheel and velocity controls, providing more dynamics to the sounds. Lots of patches have some kind of movement/modulation going on already, something I really enjoy.
About 30 patches in the collection are tagged “Alt”, indicating they are derived from a patch with the same title. A few of these sound quite similar to the original patch indeed, others could easily have been added as completely new patches.
Ace.Animated includes sounds that are useful for many electronic music genres. From evocative atmospheres that would do well in sound tracks to heavy duty dubstep bass sounds, uplifting trance leads to chords for deep house.
I made a number of audio clips to demonstrate some of the sounds of Ace.Animated.
The loops are 100% Ace.Animated, with a tiny bit of EQ and compression courtesy of FabFilter. Some of the preset sounds were slightly tweaked and I recorded modwheel and filter automation.
You can download the 24bit wav files from the SoundCloud player above or all 15 in a pack here (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license).
So what do I think?
Product: TeamDNR Ace.Animated Format: ACE patches (.h2p) Price: $19 USD until 31 December, 2010 (reg. $24 USD) Like: large amount of well programmed sounds Don’t like: – Verdict: 9/10
ACE is one of my favorite synthesizer plugins. It just sounds so fat and analog-like to me.
With Ace.Animated TeamDNR shows that this virtual instrument does not only sound amazing, but it is also capable of producing a great variety of sounds. Highlights for me are the atmospheric patches, the pads and the keys. There’s hardly a dud to be found in this set of 225 patches. Excellent sound design.
Actually, the Ace.Animated set has a “constant update products” label, which means that more patches will be added to it in future updates. And it so happens that TeamDNR just updated to set to v1.05, including 6 additional patches, some minor changes like descriptions and usage notes, and a few gain changes. Excellent value for money.