The Hollywood Edge has released Mechanical Morphs, a sample library by Richard Devine and Jim Stout.
Mechanical Morphs represents the most recent work from Richard Devine and Jim Stout, two highly regarded sound designers with backgrounds in production and synthesizer programming. Bringing their unique styles together, Mechanical Morphs is a metal smashing, gear grinding, futuristic collection! This must-have set is perfect for science fiction and fantasy productions featuring robots, aliens, spaceships, futuristic landscapes, hi-tech interfaces, and much more!
Designed for film, TV, and multi-media projects, every sound has been recorded and processed at 24bit 96khz, resulting in a set with true HD fidelity!
1,300 plus sounds on 10 audio CDs and 2 DVDs.
Mechanical Morphs is available to purchase for $495 USD.
First session with the Elektron Octatrack. Checking out some of the capabilities of this new machine. No drum loops used in this short jam. Just triggering single shot samples of nord percussion and analogue drum sounds. Using the three stages of LFO's for each track to control effects animation and various other parameters. Making some use of the re-trigger sample functions spanned across 4 patterns.
More info on the Octatrack at Elektron, and Peter Kirn at CDM has some more thoughts + a video by Matthew Dear here.
Brett Martin aka PCmofo has finished his DIY desktop speaker system project. Nice job!
Finally the speakers are finished! Now for the fun part….. The final pictures!
Assembly went great, I was able to stuff them and the bass sounds much better as do the mids. I am really loving the black coated screws, from some angles and distances they completely disappear, then up close the detail comes out and they look pretty cool.
I plan on using these speakers with Apples 27" cinema display, as they are both the same height. Unfortunately, I dont have mine yet so I borrowed a 26" iMac which is also the same design for a few photos to get an idea of the size of these speakers.
Jeffrey Melton has released two collections of ambient, freeform and microsound compositions.
melton.granular.01 and melton.granular.02 collect my recent work in microsound-scapes, featuring granular and pulsar synthesis, freeform rhythms and tone colors. Tracks can also be streamed on my Soundcloud page.
All sounds were created with Density GS and Pulsaret instruments (both the standalone apps and Max for Live versions). Arrangement, mixing and mastering was done with Ableton Suite. Processing effects were limited to resonant filters, grain delay, reverb and EQ.
For the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Accident, Ambientaria Records has gathered many Dark Ambient artists, including famous ones like Northaunt or Atomtrakt, for a Compilation project.
The album will be released on April 1st, 2011.
All the benefits shall be reversed to Chernobyl Children International (http://www.chernobyl-international.com/), a non-profit organisation with United Nations NGO status, in order to help people suffering from Radiation Poisoning.
Louis Fleet wrote in to let us know about his blog “fleet music”, a site that focuses on the production of electronic music, using Ableton and its built in synths and effects.
It’s called “Fleet Music”, the strap line is “a blog that takes a critical and instructive look at electronic music production”, what this essentially means is that I will be focusing on current themes within house and techno and investigating the relevant production techniques.
Synthesis is the main focus of the blog but as I said previously there is a ‘critical’ aspect to the blog, this is not be confused with bitchy, but instead the idea is that all the video postings and other content is focused on a ‘theme’. This approach can be evidenced in my most recent post which is all about the ‘stab’ in electronic music.
Twisted Tools has released Scapes, an effects processor and sound generator for Native Instruments Reaktor.
With Scapes you can create high quality and unique soundscapes, rhythms and sound effects perfectly suited for use in music, film and game audio. You can easily connect it to your favorite hardware controller or iPad and immediately have fun.
6 independent delays in one interface.
Independent controls and granular controls per delay.
Twisted Tools has released version 1.1 of the MP16 sampler, the Reaktor ensemble part of the Analogue Microcosm sound library.
Last week we released RICHARD DEVINE’S ANALOGUE MICROCOSM, which came with a new Twisted Tools sampler, MP16. This week, we’ve given MP16 a facelift, along with some great new features free to owners of ANALOGUE MICROCOSM.
Changes in M16 sampler v1.1
Enhanced GUI and internal help system.
Default preset layouts for MP16 and Analogue Microcosm.
Improved sample loading and display.
Updated Maschine and Kore templates.
Templates for iPad and Lemur coming soon.
Analogue Microcosm is now available to purchase for $39 USD.