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Sidsonic Libraries releases Organic Synthesis sample pack

Sidsonic Libraries Organic Synthesis

Organic Synthesis by Sidsonic Libraries is a sample library featuring sounds from the Jupiter 80 synthesizer by Roland.

The Organic Synthesis from Rolands Jupiter 80 is the sound source of this sample pack. Expect the final frontier in Lead and synthesized sounds. The sound of this multisamplepack will touch your Soul and send your mind on vacation.

Organic Synthesis features

  • 14 Sample Kits, 1530 MB content.
  • All samples are recorded in 24 bit, 96 khz.
  • Includes patches for Kontakt, EXS24, Reason NNXT, Structure (Kontakt and EXS24 are compatible with Ableton).

Organic Synthesis is available to purchase for 44.99 EUR. Three individual packs featuring a subset from the library are available as well.

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Sidsonic Libraries releases Speeched Drums german

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Sidsonic Speeched Drums german

Sidsonic Libraries has released Speeched Drums german, a new sample pack in the “Speeched Drums” series.

Imagine a room which is sounding like an “a” or a “z”. Now imagine the a or z room has a german accent. Wouldn’t it be cool to play drums inside that room? What about changing between several “alphabet” rooms while playing, so you can let your drums talk? And how about separate rooms for male and female voices? Cool right? Well, we thought so, too! Therefore we created such rooms, recorded and mapped them, so you can play the whole alphabet with each drum. Let us introduce you to Speeched Drums!

This is only the second release of our Speeched Drums line. Other languages will follow over the next months.

Speeched Drums german features

  • 4 Sample Kits, 720 MB, 2432 samples.
  • All samples are recorded in 24 bit/96 kHz.
  • Mapped in the following formats: Kontakt, EXS24, Reason NNXT, Structure (Kontakt and EXS24 are compatible with Ableton).

Speeched Drums german is available to purchase for €29.99 EUR incl. VAT. Individual male/female packs are €17.99 EUR each.

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Sidsonic Libraries releases Drones – even whales would cry

Sidsonic Libraries Drones - even whales would cry

Sidsonic Libraries has released Drones – even whales would cry, a sample pack featuring sounds that would make whales cry.

This sample pack contains sounds you can use for a variety of musical genres and even for games, movies and theater.

The sounds within Drones having a long sustain with high chirps and modulation from deep and dark to high and light. They will bring some nice textures into your arrangements. Some of the sounds feature a sustain phase of up to 12 seconds, more then enough time to find nice parts to cut and re-sample.

“Drones – even whales would cry” is available to purchase for 19.99 EUR for the complete kit. Individual kits are 2.68 EUR each.

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Sidsonic Libraries releases Speeched Drums french sample pack

Sidsonic Libraries Speeched Drums french

Sidsonic Libraries has announced the release of Speeched Drums french, a new drum sounds sample library.

Imagine a room which is sounding like an “a” or a “z”. Now imagine the a or z room has a french accent. Wouldn’t it be cool to play drums inside that room? What about changing between several “alphabet” rooms while playing, so you can let your drums talk? And how about separate rooms for male and female voices? Cool right? Well, we thought so, too! Therefore we created such rooms, recorded and mapped them, so you can play the whole alphabet with each drum. Let us introduce you to Speeched Drums!

This is only the first release of our Speeched Drums line. Other languages will follow over the next months.

Speeched Drums for Kontakt is available to purchase for €29.99 EUR (complete, 4 sample kits), or €17.99 EUR for the male and female kits (2 sample kits each).

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Sidsonic Libraries releases four new sample libraries + X-Mas Special

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Sidsonic Libraries has announced the release of four new sample libraries.

Noize is all about the random fluctuations in an electric signal which usually give musicians and sounddesigners the creeps. In this samplepack it is used as a sound source, shaped and processed to deliver a broad range of stunning effectsounds.

Analog Grains was made using a combination of warm analog soundmaterial and the tight tolerance of granular synthesis. The result are one of a kind lead and padsounds which make even the most boring melodies sound fantastic!

Reverbtized is all about the misuse of reverb processors. Utilising tons of effects rather simple sounds are blown out of propertion and deliver transparent yet charismatic results.

Analogue Monobass is dedicated to deep and huge basses, all made with a full blown modularsystem plus some very perky DIY circuits. Create some serious low frequency insanity and be sure: Your neighbors will hate you for it!

Sidsonic Libraries sample packs

  • All sounds are multi-sample sets, providing seamless playability.
  • No data reduction was used on the sampling material.
  • For a quick start all samples are mapped in exs, nki, patch and sxt format.
  • Compatible with Ableton Live, Reason, Logic, Cubase, Kontakt, Pro Tools and all applications which are able to handle wave audio files.
  • All samples recorded in wav format 24bit/96khz.
  • Each of the four packs contains 15 or more multi-samplesets, which can be bought alltogether (Complete) or in several Subpacks.

The sample packs are available to purchase for 44.99 EUR (incl. VAT) each.

Sidsonic Libraries has also announced an X-Mas Special, offering various free samples.

sidsonic libraries set up an advent calendar for all musicians and sound designers looking for an inspirational christmas. Every day until christmas a new multi-sampleset is added, starting at december the 6th. Be sure to get the sounds in time, because after the holidays they’ll be gone!

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Sidsonic Libraries releases Amped Grains, multi-format sample library

Sidsonic Libraries Amped Grains

Sidsonic Libraries has announced the release of Amped Grains, a new multi-format sample library.

Bored with usual pads and atmospheres every cheap synth can provide? Well then, it’s time for Amped Grains!

This samplepack is done with granular synthesis, afterwards fed through one or more guitar amps for the most crunchy results. No matter whether you like deep ambiences that shake the whole room or creamy pads that’ll tell you everything’s fine… Amped Grains is the way to go!

Amped Grains features

  • All sounds are multi-sample sets, providing seamless playability.
  • No data reduction on the sampling material used.
  • For a quick start all samples are mapped in exs, nki, patch and sxt format.
  • Compatible with Ableton Live, Reason, Logic, Cubase, Kontakt, Pro Tools and all applications which are able to handle wave audio files.
  • All samples are recorded in wave format 24bit/96khz.

Amped Grains Complete (16 Atmospheres, 3,64 GB samples) is available to purchase for €44.94 EUR. Separate packs are also available at €17.12 EUR each. Prices incl. VAT.

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Sidsonic Libraries Tubes!, Kontakt sample library now available in US

Sidsonic Libraries Tubes!

Sidsonic Libraries has announced that its Kontakt sample library Tubes! is now available in the US.

Tubes! is a one of a kind Virtual Instrument, featuring the raw but caressing sound only tube circuits can provide.

Far beyond guitar amplifiers and such, Tubes! digs deep into the astonishing matter of tube sound, featuring whole synthesizers and complex effects, all built with the glowing little fellows.

Tubes! features

  • 100% tube sound.
  • 135 Sounds, over 10.000 samples in total.
  • 24 Bit/96 kHz, 16,3 GB raw madness.
  • Native Instruments Kontakt 3 Engine, custom panels.
  • 2 Dual-Layer DVD, 36 page booklet.

Tubes! is available as a Kontakt Player instrument for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) priced at 189 EUR / $249 USD.

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Review: Sidsonic Libraries Circus Circuit Bending Library, massive collection of circuit bent sounds

Circuit bending has gathered quite a lot of attention in recent years. Sure it’s not for everyone, but blogs like Create Digital Music, GetLoFi, Make, etc. show there is plenty of interest in the art of modifying electronic devices by short circuiting them. If you are not really sure what I’m talking about, check Wikipedia here.

Sidsonic’s Circus Circuit Bending Library isn’t the first sample library that is all about circuit bending. It is however one of the most extensive ones I have seen so far, and the first Kontakt Player based one to my knowledge.

Sidsonic CCBL Box

Perhaps not essential but well worth mentioning is the physical design & packaging of this sample library. Where many developers choose to provide downloads only, or simple DVD boxes with half a page worth of info, Sidsonic is doing the opposite entirely.

The box CCBL is shipping in is a proper piece of art (click the image to enlarge). RCA sockets keep the lid in place and a lovely little red dip switch is located on the top right. Useless, you say? Sure there is no need for such a fancy box, but for me it certainly adds value to the product. Even before you get to hear the sounds of CCBL the packaging already shows that these guys are passionate about their work.

The sample library comes with a 36-page booklet that has extensive information on circuit bending, the Kontakt interface pages & controls available, and the instruments/devices used for CCBL and what was done to them to get these circuit bent sounds.

From the booklet:

Already from the first personal experiences of sound bending that emerged from the circuit board of a small electronic guitar and a connecting finger we noticed the potential that Circuit Bending harboured.

Sounds were suddenly able to develop playfully, the likes of which could otherwise have only been possible using complex technology. The first pieces of equipment gathered quickly and it was obvious, that Circuit Bending can be used for far more than for creating just a few typical textbook sounds. The Circus Circuit Bending Library is our way to further extend the art of Circuit Bending and take the distinctive sound of it out into the world. We aim to make it possible by using a simple way to explore the depths of sound bending without having to deal with individual pieces of gear, modification or emerging problems. To this end, a vast array of toys, drum computers and keyboards have been rebuilt, recorded and remodelled so that the emphasis is focused on establishing the largest sound collection possible. The result is a simple, honest remodelling.

Drums and synths

Sidsonic sampled over 18,000 sounds for CCBL, using a total of 14 circuit bent instruments as sound sources. From these samples they constructed nearly 180 synth and drum kits in Kontakt.

Circus Circuit Bending Library instruments

  • Casio SK-1, SK-2 & SK-200, sampling keyboards from the eighties.
  • Alesis HR-16, 16-bit drum computer featuring 49 digital PCM samples.
  • Boss DR-550, drum computer with 48 16-bit PCM samples.
  • Korg DDD-1 & DDD-5, dynamic digital drums with respectively 18 and 14 sounds, features some typical eighties drum sounds.
  • Roland TR-505 & TR-626, the 505 has 16 drum sounds, while the 626 comes with 30 (12-bit samples).
  • Yamaha PSS-140 & PSS-270, two 2 operator FM keyboards that come with 100 preset sounds.
  • Yamaha VSS-200, 8-bit sampling keyboard, FM synthesizer with 100 presets.
  • Texas Instruments Speak & Spell; V-Tech, the well known educational toys featuring a speech synthesizer.

Each of these instruments was circuit bent by soldering sound chips, connecting patch bays, adding switches to the devices, etc., resulting in those typical sounds– noisy, raw, dirty, lo-fi, harsh… you know, messed up.

The Kontakt instruments created from the massive amount of sounds (I can only imagine how much work it was to turn over 18,000 samples into 179 instruments!) are categorized in synths and drums. Inside each section the various instruments are listed with a number of Kontakt patches.

Sidsonic Libraries Circus Circuit Bending Library
Circus Circuit Bending Library Kontakt interface

These instruments are not simply a bunch of samples mapped across the keyboard either. Five custom Kontakt pages are available in each instrument to modify the sounds to your liking. There are many useful controls for envelopes, LFO’s, and various effects (send/insert/master). The drum instruments have five groups (basedrum, snare, toms, cymbal, and percussion) so you can assign filters and effects per group, very handy. Another cool feature is the use of circuit bent sounds in the convolution reverb found on the Send FX page. CCBL comes with 23 long & 21 short “impulse response” files that will turn sounds around in quite unexpected ways.

Check the illustration below for a detailed overview of the signal flow of CCBL’s instruments.

Circus Circuit Bending Library - Signal Flow
Signal flow of Kontakt instruments, CCBL is not just about the samples

So what does CCBL sound like? I made a few quick demo loops which you can check below.

The Sidsonic Libraries website has some more audio clips.

So what do I think?

Product: Circus Circuit Bending Library by Sidsonic Libraries
Format: Kontakt Player 3.5 (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone)
Price: 189 EUR MSRP

If I could only have one circuit bending sample library, Circus Circuit Bending Library would be it. This thing is massive. It is amazing how many Kontakt instruments Sidsonic was able to build from just 14 sound sources. The instruments are really well done, ready to play straight from the box and easily tweaked with the custom Kontakt pages. There’s a lot of noise, glitch and whatnot in the sounds, yet they remain very playable. Especially in the synth section Sidsonic has worked hard to provide sounds which can be played across the keyboard.

This library truly feels like a labour of love, with much attention to detail and an overall high quality in every aspect of the product.

If you are only remotely interested in circuit bent sounds you should probably just pick up some of the free sample packs available on the internet. However, if you are serious about using circuit bent sounds (and you don’t want to do all the hard work yourself) you should definitely check out CCBL. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Sidsonic has a free demo (includes a drum and a synth instrument) for your Kontakt Player available to download on the CCBL product page. Try and see how you like it.

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