Versilian Studios has released Miscellania I: Horror, a sound effects plug-in which contains approximately 75 samples from a variety of sources centered around horror and sci-fi soundscapes.
A happy Halloween from everyone here at Versilian Studios with this fun little plug-in of six whole octaves (including black notes) of spooky effects and more, the first part of a series of light effects plug-ins to come out over the next few months.
This plugin contains zaps, whirring, percussive metallic hits, strange cymbal/gong sounds, bubbling, instrumental effects, and even a nature ambience.
It is designed for use by cinematic/ambient composers and sound designers looking for a basis for a scary or interesting soundscapes.
The plugin is available to download free of charge for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).
More information: Versilian Studios / Miscellania I: Horror
EverythingTurns has released PurPLe, a “Radiophonic Modular Analog Synthesiser – Sci-Fi Effect Generator” for Native Instruments Reaktor.
PurPLe takes its inspiration from the early days of synthesis and is dedicated to the pioneers of the sound effects departments that terrorised the audiences of the science fiction silver screen.
PurPLe’s sound is generated by free running multi-wave oscillators, each delivering a diverse waveform that can twist and warp almost as if it’s alive.
The key to this sonic arsenal is the Modulation Matrix Patch Bay, allowing the component parts of the synth to interact with each other. The Matrix opens up endless possibilities of frequency modulation and interaction by tapping into, chaining and merging the signal path. The more you explore the more possibilities you will discover.
PurPLE for Reaktor is available to purchase for £14 GBP. Requires Reaktor full version 5.8+.
More information: EverythingTurns / PurPLe
The Coil has launched Indecent Machines, a sound fx sample pack by Chad Glenn.
Indecent Machines is an industrial sci-fi sample collection of cybernetic machines featuring 1.7 gigabytes of 24-bit/96khz samples and bundled Kontakt kits, created by producer/sound designer Chad Glenn.
Inspired by a concept of mechanical disrepair and emergent AI consciousness, these sounds originated
from field and studio recordings of various machines which were then processed through custom DSP algorithms using Kyma and other sound design tools. The result is a unique set of mutant robotics, mechanical snippets, evolving textures, rhythmic artifacts and menacing atmospheres appropriate for music and sound design projects of all kinds.
Indecent Machines features
- 1.73 GB content.
- 347 24bit/96kHz .wav audio files.
- 5 Kontakt kits.
The sample pack costs $49 USD.
More information: The Coil / Indecent Machines
SoundMorph has announced Solar Sky, a sound fx sample library featuring a diverse set of state-of-the-art spaceship sounds.
Designed for use in any modern sci-fi production, Solar Sky is an essential addition to add to your workflow.
SoundMorph has teamed up with French sound designer Frederic Devanlay to create this new sonic universe. Frederic not only has an impressive background in AAA games and film sound design, but he also runs a well equipped studio (pictured below) where he helped carefully craft these sounds.
Designing sound for spaceships can be quite time consuming, and Solar Sky gives you a great set of sounds to get started.
Solar Sky features
- 2.2GB of 350 24bit/96kHz files.
- Includes Ship ambiances and drones, 120+ Ship passbys, both large and small, Ship power ups, Ship power downs, Ship door opens and closes, Wave Warped passbys.
- Embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata.
The sound library is available to pre-order for $55 USD (20% off regular $69 USD). Solar Sky will ship September 4th, 2013.
More information: SoundMorph / Solar Sky
Glitchmachines has announced the release of Spiral, a new Macropack series sample pack.
SPIRAL is the second installment in our new $9 MACROPACK series. Macropacks are affordable sample packs that feature high quality sound effects equally geared toward music production, multimedia, and game audio applications. Spiral features 400 hi-tech sound effects by Ivo Ivanov, inspired by geometry, mathematics, and motion.
Focused on the concept of cyclical fluctuation, we have activated, captured and processed a diverse selection of springs and motors. You will find an assortment of stylized resonant coil articulations, intricately sculpted power tools, mutated helical objects and motorized toys, and abstract dual-perspective mechanical brush tones.
Spiral comes with 1GB of audio content, which has been meticulously crafted to compliment modern productions in need of sophisticated, technical and forward-thinking sound effects. This Macropack also includes NI Kontakt 5 sampler kits for instant access & playability.
Whether you are an electronic musician working on your next big release, a sound designer working on a motion picture trailer, or a game audio engineer developing assets for a blockbuster sci-fi game, Spiral delivers uncompromising quality at the highest possible value.
Spiral is available to purchase for $9 USD.
More information: Glitchmachines / Spiral
Glitchmachines has announced the release of Microsphere, a sample library by Ivo Ivanov.
Microsphere is a new sci-fi sample library by sound designer Ivo Ivanov, focused on the analysis of a hidden sonic universe.
Whether you are building hi-tech weapon effects for a blockbuster sci-fi shooter, designing robotic articulations for a futuristic animated feature film, working on ultra modern interface sounds for a new tablet commercial, or creating complex layered transitions for a cutting edge electronic music project, Microsphere delivers an extraordinary palette of sound that will take your productions into uncharted territory.
- 3GB of 24bit/96khz .wav audio files.
- All audio files are embedded with Soundminer metadata.
- Sampler instruments for NI Kontakt.
- Content split into logical categorical groups.
The sample library is available to purchase for $59 USD.
More information: Glitchmachines / Microsphere
H.G. Fortune has announced the release of two new Nearly Forgotten Gems, the Alphatron Pro synthesizer instrument and the Atonoise 2 Pro FX plugin.
As every year: HGF Special May 6th News
Two Pro items added to the Free NFG + new Backlist with new bundle! NFG = Neraly Forgotten Gems
The Alphatron Pro virtual synthesizer instrument plug-in.
Alphatron is not just a simple VA synthesizer instead in using a 3rd oscillator with digital waves it does offer a lot more variation. Thus it can do analogstyle sounds reminding of the old Moog and Prophet days but also merge this with the digital realm in various ways to achieve sounds beyond.
Atonoise is great for creating some spooky, Sci-Fi type sounds.
Atonoise 2 is a widely enhanced version of prior Atonoise and is basically built around the modified Mystify processors of the Avatar ST VSTi Synth. Thus it can mangle up sounds to a great extend beyond recognition. It can be used on virtually any kind of sounds like vocals, drumloops, tracks and is even suited for deep sample processing if very few til no modulation is involved.
Both plug-ins are now available as freeware VST plug-ins for Windows.
More information: H.G. Fortune / Nearly Forgotten Gems
Les Productions Zvon has released Sci-Fi and Aliens, the 5th Memory Collection series sample pack, featuring a collection of samples from public domain movies.
1 750 samples for a size of 1.44 GB. The samples in this collection are taken from 10 Public Domain science fiction movies. Please note that the samples are not mapped in any way or in any specific sampler format.
The samples are from 10 Public Domain science fiction movies from the 1930s to the 1970s. So they cover different styles of soundtracks. I was surprised by the quality of the soundtracks in general. They featured early electronic music with a creative mix of various types of sound sources. Just listening
to the samples is fun and it also is a lesson in the history and evolution of sound design in movies (IMHO).
The sample library is available as donationware with a minimum donation of $20 USD. A bundle of Memory Collection packs costs $50 USD.
More information: Les Productions Zvon / Memory Collection