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, Twisted Tools
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on Dec 11, 2013
Twisted Tools has announced the release of a free snapbank and sample map for the DRON-E Reaktor ensemble by Antonio Blanca.
On behalf of all of us here at Twisted Tools, we’d like to wish you a very Happy Holiday! To celebrate, we’ve created a brand new snapbank and sample map for the legendary DRON-E Reaktor ensemble, originally created by Antonio Blanca and now exclusively available at Twisted Tools.
Antonio Blanca, known for his world class Lemur templates, Reaktor ensembles and sound design for companies such as Apple and Native Instruments, is the latest member of the Twisted Tools team so expect more great things in the near future!
The DRON-E ensemble is a free download.
Twisted Tools has also announced the launch of a storewide Holiday Sale.
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More information: Twisted Tools / DRON-E
Humanworkshop has announced Foley Bass, a free virtual synthesizer instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
I do one to one tutoring with artists and sound designers via my website. And after the great contribution by Nolan, aka Frequent, a student asked me about using foley in kontakt to create heavy bass sounds. So that’s exactly what we did. With the foley sounds in the pack from Nolan we created a set of patches and I later added a background and selected some parameters for the UI. Coincidentally Nolan has been doing lessons with me also, small world.
Besides the recordings of Nolan I used KSP scripting and built in FX. By adding FX chains in kontakt we can add harmonics. By using the scripting language to detune and set it in a nice legato mode we can end up with lovely sustained bass notes.
Foley Bass is a free download. The original recordings by Frequent are also available to download here.
More information: Humanworkshop / Foley Bass
Glitchmachines has announced the release of Polygon, a new sampler plugin designed to facilitate the creation of stunning composite sound effects.
Co-developed by Ivo Ivanov and Thomas Hennebert, Polygon was conceived from the ground up with unconventional attributes and a fast, forward-thinking workflow.
Layering samples is only the beginning. Polygon’s unique granular mode will bend your samples into fresh material while its clean and logical interface, extensive modulation options and distinctive sonic fingerprint make it an invaluable tool for creative sound design.
At the heart of Polygon, you will find 4 Sampler modules featuring a granular mode and various play and loop modes with focus and loop range sliders. The modules are supported by 8 LFOs, 4 modulation envelopes with variable slopes, two multi-mode filters, three effects processors, a sub oscillator and various global parameters. All of Polygon’s components work in conjunction with its modulation matrix to allow you to achieve extremely dynamic results with relative ease.
Polygon’s sound set was compiled to facilitate the broadest possible range of sonic flexibility. Its core is driven by a 1.2 GB sample library comprised of brand new material and previously unreleased alternate edits from our entire range of sound ware products. To get you started, we included factory presets from Ivo Ivanov, Thomas Hennebert, Nicholas Yochum and Daed. Load any of your existing samples and listen as Polygon takes things in exciting new directions.
- 1.2 GB 24bit/96khz .wav sample library.
- 4 monophonic Sampler Modules with Granular Mode.
- Play & Loop modes with Range Sliders.
- 4 Mod Envelopes with Cycle Mode and variable slopes.
- 8 LFOs with Retrig, Sync and built-in Multipliers.
- 3 FX Processors: Metalizer, Stutter and FM Ring Mod.
- Sub Oscillator with Sine & Square wave with PWM.
- Comprehensive Modulation Matrix and Global RND Isolate Suite.
- Cross-platform compatibility (PC/Mac – VST/AU 32bit & 64bit).
Polygon is available to purchase for $49 USD.
More information: Glitchmachines / Polygon
Percussa has introduced three videos on its updated wireless AudioCubes, the light-emitting “tangible user interface”, used by artists around the world for sound design, composition, live performance, music education, interactive installations, music therapy, and many other projects.
Video 2: Demo with wireless AudioCubes
In a series of 3 videos, Bert Schiettecatte, designer of the AudioCubes, explains and shows how the wireless AudioCubes are different from the first generation AudioCubes. Watch this video as well as the 2 other videos.
The first video in the series explains why wireless AudioCubes are different from old AudioCubes, the third video is on how wireless AudioCubes are built.
More information: Percussa
Samplephonics has launched Nano Electronics, a superbly detailed sample library, containing 1.96 GB of forensic audio recordings from electronic circuitry, tiny motors, servos, fans and other electronics.
Step inside iPads, laptops, cameras, televisions and many other electronic products and hear sounds from another dimension entirely! Recorded using coil pickups and contact microphones, these beautiful, detailed and weirdly satisfying sounds can be used in a wide variety of music production and sound design applications.
Whether you are looking to add detail and depth to a music score, intricate rhythms and glitches to a beat, or hi tech sound design for a tv commercial, this sample pack contains a vast collection of pristine 24 Bit samples that are highly adaptable and intensly intriguing.
The sample pack costs £34.70 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics
dadaad. an open tuning has announced SKIING Collection, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Featuring a 4GB sound library with all sounds connected to skiing and two instruments for Native Instruments’ Kontakt sampler – SKI-AUTOMAT and randomSKI-AUTOMAT.
SKIING is a perfect tool for sound design and postproduction. A vast variety of left/right-turns, straight runs at different tempos, start, stop and jump samples, but also the atmosphere of ski-runs, ski-lifts and snow-cats are included in the library.
But SKIING is more: It contains two SKI-AUTOMAT instruments for Native Instruments’ Kontakt that let you ‘play’ the sounds in a musical way.
Do your own ski-runs, even if you have neither skis nor the skills to use them. Use SKI-AUTOMAT to add sound to picture, for game design, play it in a live performance or use it to enjoy the incredible feeling of a downhill ski-run.
The library is available to purchase ofr $49.90 USD. Requires Kontakt version 5.2 or later (full retail).
More information: dadaad. an open tuning / SKIING Collection
Meltedsounds has launched Whoosh, a true sound design instrument for Native Instruments Reaktor that enables you to create breath taking whoosh and pass-by effects.
It is possible to precisely design sounds varying from whistling wind whooshes to air ripping engine pass-bys or completely over the top granular sci-fi effects.
The included doppler effects engine was designed from ground up to physical model the acoustic phenomena of an object that approaches, passes, and recedes from an observer. The individual playback engines, the source mixer and doppler engine can be manipulated in synchronized connection to each other. This makes it possible to playback the desired sound effect at different durations while remaining everything in perfect sync.
Whoosh comes with an extensive onboard sample library licensed from leading sound effect recordists. It includes categories like wind, fire, metal, water, engine and explosion effects.
- Enables you to design breath taking whoosh and pass-by sound effects.
- Complex but intuitive to use sound design engine.
- 4 loop / grain samplers, 4 impact samplers, wave mixer, doppler engine and post effects.
- Comes with over 240 sounds exclusively licensed from professional sound effect recordists.
- Note: Loading your own sounds is not supported at the moment but it is possible. (This will become officially available in a future update)
Whoosh is available to purchase for $79 USD. Requires Reaktor 5.8 or later (Player not supported).
More information: Meltedsounds
Hzandbits has announced the release of Rubber Stamps, a comprehensive collection of rubber stamp sounds for productions that need solid office sounds.
You get 45 solid sounding recordings of 7 different stamps, ranging from simple wooden stamps, to mechanical self-inking stamps.
Try these sounds as sound design elements too – they’re especially great when pitching down an octave or two.
Rubber Stamps features
- 7 different rubber stamps recorded in 24bit/96kHz mono.
- Clean and dry quality recordings – many are loopable.
- Sounds ranging from glacially slow to downright busy.
- Wooden stamp recordings include authentic sticky ink-pad action (yay!).
- Metadata included in CSV and ODS (OpenOffice) formats.
The sample pack costs $6 USD.
More information: Hzandbits / Rubber Stamps