, instrument plugins
, Michael Kastrup
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, sound fx
Posted in news
on Jan 10, 2008
To celebrate the launch of the SynthTronic website, Michael Kastrup has released Machine Creator, a freeware rompler featuring various noises and ambient sounds used to create the illusion of sci-fi machinery or ambience.
Machine Creator features
- 166 (45 MB) sci-fi sounds split up into 7 categories.
- Each category has its own MIDI channel.
- Bright sounds
- Deep sounds
- Medium sounds
- Scanner sounds
- Static sounds
- Various Tones
- Utility sounds
- All sounds are looped 16 bit 44.1 kHz Mono and unprocessed.
Machine Creator is available for Windows PC (powered by Maize Sampler) at no cost.
Visit SynthTronic for more information, a demo mp3 and a link to download Machine Creator.
RIAA (Robotic Intergalactic Astro-Artists) presents Sounds For The Space-Set!!
This 22-song album is described as a “mashup tribute to the pioneers of electronic music“.
Mashups titles include Antenna Rock/StroboNews (Kraftwerk “Antenna”, Queen “We Will Rock You”, Dick Hyman “Strobo”) and Mechanical Robot Man (Bent Bolt & The Mechanics “Mechanical Man”, Daft Punk “Robot Rock”).
You can download a zip file with all the songs here.
Visit Sounds For The Space-Set!! for more information, a complete tracklist, mashup sources and downloads of individual mp3s and the whole album.
Link via Boing Boing
Shunichi Makino’s SF Paper Craft Gallery features downloadable PDFs for papercraft Star Wars vehicles like the AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) Snow Walker and the Millennium Falcon.
Paper models: Millennium Falcon and AT-AT Snow Walkers
He also has many other Star Wars models (TIE-Fighter, Y-wing, etc.) in his gallery
These incredibly detailed models can be downloaded for free. Good luck building!
Link via Boing Boing
Iconfactory‘s latest free icon set is called Doctor Who, after the famous sci-fi tv show. More about Doctor Who here.
Iconfactory Doctor Who icon set (by Gedeon Maheux)
This set contains 8 individual icons and can be downloaded in Windows, Mac and Pixadex format.
Visit Iconfactory for more freebies.
Jason of Scar stuff ripped this vintage LP and posted it for everyone to listen to: Forrest J. Ackerman and Frank Coe “Music For Robots” (Science Fiction Records, MFR-1001A, 1964).
From the ad blurb (click here to see it):
Hear weird vibrational multisonic effects, electronic melodies created for the ears of androids!
The record has a narration about robots and the flip contains dozens of cool sci-fi bleeps and the like. Great stuff for cut-up type music!
So fasten your safety belt, step into the time machine and check out a robot factory in the future! 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000… Wow! We travel so fast and here we are in 2050 already!