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Zenhiser releases The Ultra Distorted Drum Kit 01, The Twisted Electro Drum Kit 01, Pure Minimal Groove Loops 01 & 02, and H20

Zenhiser has released some new sample packs: The Ultra Distorted Drum Kit 01, The Twisted Electro Drum Kit 01, Pure Minimal Groove Loops 01 & 02, and H20.

Zenhiser sample packs

The Ultra Distorted Drum Kit 01 is a collection of nearly 300 industrial strength drum sound and drum hits.

The Ultra Distorted Drum Kit is like nothing you have ever heard before, a brand new drum sound collection that not only holds it’s own sound but fits in just about every genre from breaks & d&b through to minimal techno and trance. This drum kit is simply awesome.

Price: $19.99 AUD.

The Twisted Electro Drum Kit 01 features over 270 slammin electro drum sounds ranging from all powerful kick drums through to mind melting percussion and drum fx.

If you liked our Twisted Electro Beats then you’re going to love ‘The Twisted Electro Drum Kit’. Constructed with the same attention to detail The Twisted Electro Drum Kit is a awe inspiring collection electro drum sounds and drum hits that will not only inject an exciting flair to current beat productions but also create a brand new style of quirky and prolific electro beats.

Price: $19.99 AUD.

Pure Minimal Groove Loops 01 & 02 are two collections of 60 minimal groove samples each.

Simply Looptastic! ‘Pure Minimal Groove Loops’ is exactly as the title says, pure unadulterated minimal grooves for the concerted minimalist. Constructed to give your productions the professional minimal groove they need ‘Pure Minimal Groove Loops’ delivers all and much more. Each sample pack includes over 60 pristine minimal loops including drum loops, bass loops and rhythm loops. These minimal loop packs are the perfect starting ground for getting your minimal grooves off the ground by delivering extremely high quality sounds and an extremely high level of programming.

Price: $9.99 AUD each.

H20 is the first in Zenhiser series of Sound FX & Foley, featuring over 320 mb of pristine water sounds available in wav format (106 files).

This broad collection of extremely high quality 48 khz water sound wav files scopes the realms of water fx and delivers a large digital library of water sounds second to none. Recorded on site these are original recordings of water sounds ranging from Ocean Sounds, River Sounds & Waterfall Sound through to Water Drop Sounds, Water Splash Sounds, Tap Sounds & a great array of Running Water Sounds.

Price: $29.99 AUD

More information: Zenhiser

Short links for September 18th, 2008

Push For Free Cheese by Vidiot @ Flickr

Some interesting things I found recently:

# IK Multimedia Rebuts Mag on Free Software; Why They Missed the Point

Freeware vs Commercial software? I know what I prefer… Whatever gets the job done!

Peter Kirn wrote a great article at CDM:

There’s a strange debate going on over the free software (as in freeware, not necessarily open source) issue of Computer Music magazine. After seeing the magazine’s top 10 reasons to use free software, commercial developer IK Multimedia got surprisingly defensive, and issued a rebuttal.

# aeo: DrawSound + Balls
DrawSound is a performance instrument that uses multi-touch input technology to create sound and music from the act of drawing. DrawSound has been used live by The SINE WAVE QUARTET and aeo. It was on display at the Second International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction [Bonn 2008].

# Stanton to Release Touch DJ Controller; Surface One, Thunder, Reborn?

Peter Kirn reports on the Stanton DaScratch

Stanton is teasing a new DJ controller with touch controls, and particularly a circular scratch/control area, with live LED feedback. This allows “virtual” controllers not only for DJs, but (Stanton hopes) VJs, laptop musicians, and the like. (Stanton says “multimedia artist,” to which we suggest “visualists”.) I especially enjoy the “confidential” site, though I’m not sure marking press release with “do not publish / embargoed” has much more impact given a lot of sites these days.

# hiuman – Runaway Harp – As the 1mm water streams are interrupted, the light weakens, fingers find delights in the water harp. Echo is silent, until light returns.

Tenori-Off

# TENORI-OFF
FUKUCHI Kentaro writes:

TENORI-ON is one of the coolest electric musical device: it is portable, easy to play and good for audio-visual performance. But I have not purchased it yet because it is expensive and a shortage in Japan.

So he built his own version, the Tenori-Off.

Short links for August 18th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on August 18th, 2008:

Reaktor

# Learning Reaktor: 10-Step Path to Building New Sequencers, Beatboxes, and Effects

Peter Kirn writes:

“What if you had to take just one software instrument with you to a desert island?” It’s not an entirely silly question, with so many choices in software potentially distracting you from real music making. I say, cheat: take a tool that lets you build your own tools, specific to the job. Reaktor immediately springs to mind.

# Echoplex Drum Simulator – Mike L’s Nine Inch Nails-inspired Echoplex Drum Simulator, a Windows drum sequencer.

# New Circle Sound bank available… – A new bank of 30 sounds for Circle, designed by Dajan Izzo is available on the Circle downloads page

# NOR_/D TouchKit – TouchKit is a modular multitouch development kit with the aim to make multitouch readily available in an open source fashion. It is a sister project of the CUBIT multitouch system and aimed at rapid implementation of multitouch projects.

# little-scale: Toriton Version 1.5 – Sebastian Tomczak upgrades his Toriton water surface instrument.

Short links for June 5th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on June 5th, 2008:

# CellularRecombomat: patch-bay circuit bent cellular automata video synth

CellularRecombomat

Tom Koch aka Univac writes:

My main idea with this gadget was to have optical control over the three main basic cellular automata (CA) controls (which are controlled by the pots on the right side, from the top): algorithm (the algorithm used to generate the type of cell which also controls what tone is generated based on the object created), width across the grid, and speed of cellular generation, each line generated one at a time from top to bottom.

 

# Drum Master – DIY Electronic Drum Brain – The Drum Master system is actually comprised of two parts:

  1. The hardware brain module (containing the Arduino microcontroller and a collection of circuits to assist in obtaining the sensor information) is called the Drum Master. This is connected via USB (technically, a virtual serial port over USB) to a computer,
  2. which is running the Drum Slave software, written in Python.

When a sensor is hit, the Drum Master converts the signal to a digital value, and sends this value (and the port on which the sensor was detected) over the serial port. The Drum Slave program listens for this, and plays the corresponding audio sample.

 

# Underwater Microphone (Hydrophone) – Construct a inexpensive hydrophone out of things laying around your house.

action_owl writes:

I decided to put up this instructable because (to my surprise) no one has a hydrophone instructable up yet. I made mine using a mixture of other people’s hydrophone creations that I found through a google search and a bit of ingenuity.

 

# Circuit Bent | Modified Fab Echo – Unlocking the Fab Echo’s delay potential. Add a Delay Rate knob (speed of repeats), increase the mix knob to full wetness, and to give it full feedback (which literally makes it feedback). Modded LFO’s to the delay circuit that cause strange swirly sounds, and pitch bending weirdness.

 

DIY guitar effects pedal parts

# Create Your Own Guitar Effects Pedal – This is a general instructable about how to build your own pedal clones.

It’s not hard to do, just take care that you read up on some info beforehand. There’s numerous schematics and layouts on tonepad.

If it’s the first build you’re doing it’s best to start with the easier stuff, like a simple fuzz or overdrive.

 

# Review: Percussa AudioCubes

David Battino writes:

At present, AudioCubes shine as a cool-looking device for experimentation and live performance. Only you can say whether that novelty justifies the boutique price; the results will depend on your creativity.

 

# Isidore, the modular robot with CV lights – "My friend Louis shot this video while I was testing the voltage controlled lights with some 16 steps sequence MIDI running in cubase, then converted to CV by Doepfer MCV24. All sounds by Doepfer A100 modular synth."

 

# How to Deal with MIDI Clock Signals in Arduino – Sebastian Tomczak shares some generic Arduino skeleton code that could be used to synchronise many different types of things to MIDI clock (and therefore ProTools, Ableton Live etc — any type of host sequencer).

Score for a Hole in the Ground

The music of sound has an interesting post about some of the works of Jem Finer, one of the founding members of the Pogues.

Tim writes:

Since leaving the band in 1996 he has gone on to develop some inspired sound art & installations, including a piece of music, appropriately called Longplayer which is designed to play for 1,000 years without repetition.

One of his more recent projects is Score for a Hole in the Ground, an environmental sound installation in a forest in Ashford, Kent, UK.

Score for a Hole in the Ground
Score for a Hole in the Ground. Photograph by Andy McGowan (click image to enlarge)

Jem won the PRS Foundation New Music Award back in 2005. The prize was a sum of money with which to realise the project proposed as an entry to the competition.

You can read Jem’s original proposal here. It reads:

In the temple gardens of Kyoto, suikinkutsu, water chimes, provide a meditive focus for the ambient sounds of the surroundings. Water, overflowing stone bowls, trickles down through a layer of loose packed stones until it drips into a buried bowl. The resonance of these drips is listened to through a bamboo tube or with the “naked ear”. It is this attention to the subtle and beautiful timbres of the drips within the resonant chamber that hones the concentration of the listener.

This was the starting point for the Score for a Hole in the Ground project, a water driven musical instrument buried beneath the ground & amplified via a 7 meter high steel horn. As water slowly trickles into its sounding chamber, the drips hit metal splines creating percussive tones.

Check the Sound for a hole in the ground blog for more info, images and sound clips.

Short links for October 9th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on October 9th, 2007: