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idmonster announces Be More Like Water + id-strument suite for Kontakt

idmonster Be More Like Water

idmonster, the solo project of composer, sound designer and Butterfly Child guitarist Pendle Poucher, has announced the upcoming album Be More Like Water.

Be More Like Water is a beautiful, dark cinematic odyssey with a hint of concept album, but devoid of hippy guff. Each track is like a short film made of sound.

Pendle fuses electronics and acoustics combined with field recordings, analogue synths, an ancient ships piano, and his own unique Space Echo drenched guitar playing to produce a sumptuous other-worldly sound-space that veers from contemplative minimalism through boisterous krautrock wig-out, loopy fourth world raga to skewed hip-pop.

The album is already picking up radio play, with tracks being featured on Gideon Coe’s evening show on BBC Radio 6 and Nic Luscombe’s Late Junction on BBC Radio 3.


A very beautiful video for the track “I Was Drifting Plankton” featuring amazing microscopic plankton footage.

As an established and respected sample instrument designer Pendle also operates as www.sound-dust.co.uk creating sample libraries of obscure and slightly wonky real and imagined instruments. His clients include many established composers and musicians worldwide including Gotye, Hollywood composer Rupert Gregson Williams, Bat for Lashes, Orbital, The Chemical Brothers and David Holmes. His sounds can be heard on numerous films, TV shows and records.

To accompany the release of Be More Like Water Pendle has also made the idstrument suite a special 1GB suite of six sample instruments in Kontakt format which includes some of the significant sounds, textures and instruments from the album. It will be available as a free download to anyone who buys the CD and will hopefully inspire other musicians.

id-instrument suite for Kontakt
The id-strument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The id-strument suite has recordings from old synths, broken acoustic instruments, home made contraptions and the actual ticking of economic philosopher Thomas Carlyle’s 200 year old grandfather clock (plus lots of other things too).

The album with id-strument suite sample set is available to purchase for £10 GBP. The release is set for November, 2013.

More information: Knitted Cat / Sound-Dust

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Twisted Tools releases Metamorph sample library

Twisted Tools Metamorph

Twisted Tools has released Metamorph, a collection of electroacoustic and designed sounds for creative sound design and music production.

METAMORPH is a vast collection of electroacoustic and designed sounds, developed by Italian sound artists BJM Mario Bajardi and Komplex (Iter-Research). METAMORPH takes heavily processed violins, pianos and acoustic instruments and morphs them into impacts, sci-fi atmospheres, user interface elements and beyond.

METAMORPH features over 2.1 gigabytes of 24bit/96khz audio, embedded with Soundminer ready metadata to easily facilitate the discovery of new sounds for your next music or game production. Also included in the package are sampler presets for Ableton Live, Maschine, EXS24MKII, Kontakt, Battery and Reaktor. Reaktor owners may take advantage of the bundled MP16d sampler, which comes equipped with a custom Lemur Template by Antonio Blanca.

Metamorph features

  • 2.1GB of 24bit/96khz wavs.
  • Soundminer ready metadata.
  • Files can be used almost any software application or DAW.
  • Maschine ready metadata.
  • Reaktor MP16d Sampler.
  • Presets for Maschine, Ableton Live, EXS24MKII, Kontakt, Battery, Maschine and Reaktor.

The sample library is available to purchase for $69 USD.

More information: Twisted Tools / Metamorph

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Time+Space intros EPIC: Cinematic Drums & Sound Design by Big Fish Audio

Big Fish Audio EPIC

Time+Space has announced the release of EPIC: Cinematic Drums & Sound Design, a virtual instrument by Big Fish Audio.

Looking for a quick and easy solution for creating your next cinematic soundtrack? Created for use with Kontakt 5, EPIC is colossal in scope yet simple to use so you can get that tremendous cinematic sound in just a few clicks.

EPIC features hundreds of killer performance loops, organised into 24 different Kontakt construction kits making it fast and easy to compose Action, Suspense, or Horror cues when you’re on a tight deadline. What’s more, EPIC also includes multi-sampled versions of all of the drums used in the performance loops, so you can easily create your own fills, rhythms, and sounds, or mix and match pre-generated loops with your own custom material.

A huge variety of ethnic drums and percussion were recorded for this library including Chinese drums, taikos, African drums, frame drums, small and large gongs, cymbals, quints, a complete set of five Roto-Toms, and a massive, studio-shaking 39″ nagada drum from India. You’ll also find hundreds of high-quality cinematic sound design elements, such as thundering Hits, Impacts, Metals, Risers and Whooshes.

EPIC is available to purchase for RRP £125 GBP / 159 EUR.

More information: Time+Space / EPIC

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UVI releases Sparkverb reverb effect plugin

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UVI Sparkverb

UVI has announced Sparkverb, a reverb effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

With a cutting-edge algorithmic design, Sparkverb breaks the boundaries of contemporary reverbs giving users modern and innovative controls that dramatically enhance usability, speed and creative freedom while delivering breathtaking sound quality and remarkable CPU efficiency.

Whether you’re working with small ensembles, massive orchestras, sound design or anything in-between, Sparkverb offers a unique experience and innovative feature set that helps you work faster, smarter and more creatively than ever before.

The Sparkverb license can be freely stored on a computer (no iLok USB smart key required) or on a portable and convenient iLok USB smart key. Users can conveniently switch between these two license protection modes at any time.

Sparkverb for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/MAS) costs $199 USD.

More information: UVI / Sparkverb

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Patchpool introduces Scattered Entity Vol. 1 for MachFive 3

Patchpool Scattery Entity Vol 1

Simon Stockhausen of Patchpool has announced Scattered Entity Vol. 1, the first in a series of libraries for MOTU’s MachFive 3.

Over time a universe of sounds for this extremely versatile electronic instrument will be created, combining the beauty and natural expression of acoustic instruments with the miracles of electronic sound design.

Scattered Entity Vol. 1 features

  • ~3 GB of original samples (wav/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit).
  • 100+ patches/instruments combining all synthesis methods available in MachFive
    • Multisampled instruments, pure and twisted.
    • Orchestral sounds derived from orchestral recordings of my own music.
    • Evolving pads.
    • Vocal texures.
    • Experimental textures.
    • Cinematic and ominous soundscapes.
    • Complex sequencers.
    • Processed field recordings.
    • Sampled Instruments:
      • Celtic harp with 27 strings – multisampled with several velocity layers and round robin, harp glissandi, prepared harp samples.
      • Bowed strings.
      • Woodwinds.
      • Chromatic and achromatic percussion (Thai gongs, Tamtam, bowed vibraphone, Djembe and more).
      • Timpani.
  • All patches will have the 8 Macros assigned in the info tab, quite a few patches will also have custom scripting for extended sound manipulation features and a nice front end.

The sound library is scheduled for release in early November, 2013. It is available to pre-order for 52 EUR (20% off regular 65 EUR).

More information: Patchpool / Scattered Entity Vol. 1

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Sample Logic releases FUSION Multi Pack for ASSAULT

Sample Logic Fusion for Assault

Sample Logic has announced the release of the FUSION Multi Pack for its ASSAULT hybrid transitions and sound design library for Kontakt.

FUSION Multi Pack is a set of over 50 lethal multis that expand ASSAULT to the next level.

The FUSION Multi Pack has been developed and engineered to push the envelop of music and sound design and loaded with the key sounds of ASSAULT. From wobbled out arpeggiated rhythms to bone-crushing big hits and atmospheres.

The FUSION Multi pack is a great addition for film, TV, game composers, and sound designers who want an industrial strength cutting edge to their sound.

Fusion Multi Pack features

  • 50 new Multis featuring ASSAULT instruments recorded and processed at 48k/24-bit, delivered at 44.1k/24-bit.
  • Requires ASSAULT & Kontakt 5 Player 5.2 or higher (free download) or full version of Kontakt 5.2 or higher (sold separately).

The FUSION Multi Pack costs $24.99 USD. A bundle of ASSAULT and FUSION Multi Pack is MSRP $329.99 USD. Purchase on September 16th, 2013, at $249.99 USD.

More information: Sample Logic / Assault

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ADSR Sounds intros Sound Design with Zebra 2

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ADSR Sounds Sound Design with Zebra 2

ADSR Sounds has announced Sound Design with Zebra 2, an 8 hour sound design tutorial by SoundMagus.

This comprehensive, 8-hour synthesis programme will give you the expert skills, know-how, tricks and tips you need to become a sound alchemist.

Starting with the basics of subtractive synthesis, we take you through eight main sections – primarily using Zebra 2 – covering everything from sound sources and oscillators to modulation and FX modules. The tuition moves from the beginner level to some pretty advanced stuff in Zebra 2: all delivered in the relaxed, straightforward tutorial style you’ve come to expect from SoundMagus Music Production Videos.

We’ve included all the patches and presets you’ll need for the course; and all videos are supplied in high resolution mp4 format. With the majority of the videos, we also supply a PDF file with notes consolidating all the main points.

The video course is available to purchase for $75 USD.

More information: ADSR Sounds / Sound Design with Zebra 2

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