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SampleOddity announces Oddmospheres for NI Massive

SampleOddity Atmospheres

SampleOddity has announced the release of Oddmospheres, a collection of cinematic atmospheres and more for the Massive software synthesizer from Native Instruments.

Delve into the unknown reaches of sonic space with Oddmospheres, a collection of highly morphable, dynamic instruments for Massive.

Explore the spectrum of sounds each instrument offers with eight macro controls that give you the power to sculpt the sonic signature to your liking. Most of the patches exist in a realm between synth pads and leads, capable of both melodic manifestations and ambient odysseys.

Oddmospheres features

  • For use in ambient, cinematic filmscore, and minimal genres.
  • Inspired by Boards of Canada, Nine Inch Nails, Hybrid.
  • 53 unusual instrument patches
    • 27 pads – lush, drifting tones that imperfectly evolve.
    • 10 leads – quirky and dynamic melodic mutations.
    • 6 FX – swooping, sweeping risers and drops.
    • 5 sequences – rhythmic resources that tweak to fit your groove.
    • 5 basses – a small assortment of distorted grit and metallic bell tones.
  • Each instrument includes eight MIDI assignable macros for sound shaping control!

The soundset is available to purchase $17 USD. Requires NI Massive 1.3.1 or higher.

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ADSR Sounds intros Oddmospheres for Massive

SampleOddity Oddmospheres

ADSR Sounds has announced Oddmospheres by SampleOddity, a collection of 53 cinematic atmospheres and more for Native Instruments Massive.

Delve into the unknown reaches of sonic space with Oddmospheres, a collection of highly morphable, dynamic instruments for Massive.

Explore the spectrum of sounds each instrument offers with eight macro controls that give you the power to sculpt the sonic signature to your liking.

Most of the patches exist in a realm between synth pads and leads, capable of both melodic manifestations and ambient odysseys.

The soundset costs $17 USD.

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SampleOddity Thrash DI multisampled guitar for Kontakt released

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SampleOddity has introduced its Thrash DI multi-sampled guitar library for Native Instruments Kontakt 4 and higher.

Amp up this direct-input sampled guitar and let fly with metal mayhem! You will need a decent amp sim to fully take advantage of this instrument. Thrash DI also includes The Riffmaker, a powerful and versatile step sequencer built to construct brutal riffs.

SampleOddity Thrash DI
The Main patch GUI of SampleOddity’s Thrash Direct Input library.

Thrash DI features

  • 650MB of samples / 252MB .rar download
  • A brutal battery of metal articulations
    • Powerchord 5th sustains (4xRR)
    • Three staccato downstroke styles
      • Palm muted (11xRR) in triads, 5ths, and single string
      • Half muted (11xRR) in triads, 5ths, and single string
      • Open Staccatos (8xRR) in 5ths and single string
    • Staccato upstroke release samples for fast riffing
    • Staccato palm muted harmonics (8xRR)
    • Tremolo powerchords and single string sustains
    • Single note sustains (4xRR, 2 velocity layers)
    • Single note techniques
      • Light Vibrato
      • Heavy Vibrato
      • Slide-ups
      • Pinch Harmonics
    • Special Effects
      • harmonic sweeps
      • dives and rises
      • fret noises
    • The Riffmaker
      • A versatile step sequencer
      • stores up to 12 riff patterns
      • transpose your riffs up and down the keyboard
      • use keyswitches to swap between riffs on the fly
  • .wav files are open for you to browse/alter.
  • Kontakt 4/5 current full version required

The sample library is available to purchase for $49 USD.

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SampleOddity Thrash DI, free multisampled guitar library

SampleOddity Thrash DI

SampleOddity has announced the release of Thrash DI, a free sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

In a stunningly poor display of capitalism, I have decided to release Thrash DI (Direct Input) for free! That means you can have this multisampled little brother to the big Thrash guitar library for the low price of zero dollars and zero cents.

Just download and chug away with powerchords, palm mutes, and single note sustains. You will need an amp sim to get the most out of this, unless you really really like the sound of clean, unaltered electric guitar.

Thrash DI features

  • 166MB of samples /53MB .rar download.
  • Essential metal articulations
    • Powerchord 5ths (4xRR)
    • Palm-muted staccatos
      + powerchord palm-mutes (8xRR)
      + single string palm-mutes (8xRR)
    • Single note sustains (4xRR)
  • .wav files are open for you to browse/alter/use as sound effects.
  • Kontakt 2.2.4 / 3.5 full version required.

Thrash DI is available as a free download.

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SampleOddity releases Weird Ambient Stuff

SampleOddity Weird Ambient Stuff

SampleOddity has released Weird Ambient Stuff, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Weird Ambient Stuff is a collection of spooky spectral soundscapes… alien atmospheres… dark and disturbing distortions… everything you need to establish a proper sense of otherworldly unease. Evolving rhythms and twisting waves of sound will bend to your will with a simple move of the mod wheel, offering immediate flexibility and control.

Weird Ambient Stuff features

  • 267MB of samples / 130MB .rar download.
  • 101 instruments
    • 30 Morphers – shifting dark atmospheres
    • 15 Rhythmoids – layered, tempo sync’d rhythmic pulses
    • 56 Simpletones – an array of odd noises, drones, and rumblings
  • The sounds are derived from unusual sources like…
    • the inside of a freezer
    • a 9.5 inch saucepan lid
    • a lawnmower
    • a bamboo flute
    • an old wok
    • … and more, which were mutated into organic sounding pads
  • .wav files are open for you to browse/alter/use as sound effects.
  • Includes patches for Kontakt (Kontakt 2.2.4 / 3.5 / 4 full version required).

Weird Ambient Stuff is available to purchase for $29 USD.

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SampleOddity releases Peculiar Percussion

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SampleOddity has released Peculiar Percussion, a free sample library.

I bet you probably like to use actual instruments when making music… objects designed expressly to produce sounds. But the whole world is a percussion instrument! Even the most mundane objects can add a unique tonal color to your compositions. Those same objects, when manipulated digitally, explode into a whole new set of tones and textures! Peculiar Percussion is a collection of random objects with untapped musical potential.

Peculiar Percussion features

  • 83MB of samples / 32MB .rar download
  • 10 instruments
    • 1 wooden door
    • 1 wooden railing
    • 1 ventilation duct
    • 1 metal lid
    • 1 trowel
    • 4 PeculiarPads – atmospheric pad instruments
    • 1 Rail-o-chord – chromatic instrument derived from railing hits
  • 10 Round Robin hits on all percussion
  • .wav files are open for you to browse/alter/use as sound effects.
  • Includes patches for Kontakt (Kontakt 2.2.4 / 3.5  / 4 full version required).

Peculiar Percussion is available as a free download.

SampleOddity / Peculiar Percussion

Mini-review: SampleOddity Epic Laundry

SampleOddity Epic Laundry

Tired of conventional percussion sounds? Epic Laundry might be just the kind of sample library you’re looking for.

SampleOddity’s Joel Steudler recorded tons of laundry-based percussion sounds and turned them into instruments for you sampler.

Experience the percussive power of a washer, dryer, and other odds and ends that were laying around the area when I recorded them.

The other odds and ends include recordings of detergent bottles, a lint trap, and a wash basin.

Epic Laundry features

  • 400MB of samples / 167MB .rar download.
  • 60 instruments
    • 22 acoustic laundry percussion
    • 13 LaunDrones
    • 8 tempo sync’d rhythmic beds
    • 7 granular synthesized chromatic instruments
    • 6 drum kit mappings of the percussion
    • 4 Bonus instruments
  • Between 8-16 Round Robin hits on all percussion.
  • Most instruments contain between 3-4 velocity levels.
  • .wav files are open for you to browse/alter/use as sound effects.
  • Includes patches for Kontakt and Halion.

I tried the Kontakt version of Epic Laundry, which includes 60 custom instruments.

SampleOddity Epic Laundry
SampleOddity Epic Laundry in Kontakt

The Kontakt instruments have a reverb control available on front panel and some instruments feature additional controls for parameters like attack and release.

MIDI CC#1 is consistently used for manipulating the instruments in a meaningful way, e.g. with a lowpass filter, sound morphing, envelope control, etc.

The percussive sounds from the washing machine and dryer are available in a large number of acoustic instruments, but as you can see in the feature list above Joel also processed some of the sounds to create a number of additional instruments. Granular synthesis turns sampled hits into chromatic string like sounds (like a plucked guitar or a violin), and Kontakt’s arpeggiation script is used to achieve rhythmic beds. The LaunDrones feature pad/drone sounds, created by severe timestretching and effects processing.

You also get a collection of drum kits, which conveniently remaps some of the samples into useful kits. The 4 bonus instruments feature the sounds of a big glass window being tapped on.

Check the demo clip below for a good idea of what Epic Laundry sounds like.

So what do I think?

Product: Epic Laundry by SampleOddity
Format: .wav + Kontakt & HALion
Price: $29 USD

Epic Laundry packs some serious punch, seriously!

Joel did a nice job sampling his laundry machines. The overall sound quality is good and with multiple velocity levels and many round robin samples the instruments are more musical and playable than one might expect.

The instruments created from processed sounds were a wonderful surprise to me, very useful and unique.

Some of you might rather sample your own washing machine — and that’s great, but if you want to save yourself some time and effort, SampleOddity’s Epic Laundry is an easy way of getting a bunch of great unique percussive sounds and more for a very reasonable price.

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SampleOddity releases Thrash: Metal Rhyhtm Guitar

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SampleOddity Trash: Metal Rhythm Guitar

SampleOddity has released Thrash: Metal Rhyhtm Guitar, a metal guitar sample library for Kontakt.

Thrash is a multisampled guitar library for Kontakt that focuses on sounds and techniques associated with thrash metal and black metal. A six-string Schecter Blackjack C-1 guitar is presented with distortion and processing already applied, in E and drop-D tuning. An extensive variety of round-robin variations and effects gives you the tools to create intense heavy metal.

Thrash: Metal Rhyhtm Guitar features

  • 561MB of samples / 307MB .rar download.
  • Many atriculations and effects
    • Powerchords (4xRR)
      • sustained intervals of min./maj. 3rd, 4th, tritone, 5th, and minor 6th
    • Palm-muted staccatos
      • powerchord palm-mutes (8xRR)
      • single string palm-mutes (8xRR)
      • two extra layers of palm-mutes for open D and E strings
    • Single note sustains (4xRR)
    • Crazy vibrato
    • Tremolo (powerchord min. 3rd and 5th, and single string)
    • Lots of effects: note-offs, slides, scrapes, string noises, and harmonics
    • Metallitextures: five textural pad instruments
  • .wav files are open for you to browse/alter/use as sound effects.
  • Kontakt 2.2.4 / 3.5 full version required.

Thrash: Metal Rhyhtm Guitar is available to purchase for $49 USD.

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