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Wave Alchemy releases Bass Pedals Light + Ableton Live pack

Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals

Wave Alchemy has announced Bass Pedals Light, a slimmed down version of the Kontakt instrument, and an Ableton Live Pack version of the sound library featuring the sounds of the Moog Taurus.

Inspired by the sought-after Moog Taurus Mk1 bass synthesizer, Bass Pedals combines powerful analogue source sounds with modern sound shaping capabilities to create a versatile and fully programmable bass synthesizer!

Bass Pedals Light offers the same functionality, extensive GUI controls and core content as the standard version, minus the 3 X round robin sample variations – which in turn reduces the library size from 4.5GB to just 1.9GB.

The Ableton Live Pack version does not have the graphical interface as seen in the Kontakt version, macro controls only. The Live version contains 1400+ raw Moog Taurus multi-samples (2GB) which are mapped to create 39 Sampler/Simpler presets and instrument racks with assigned macros for easy editing.

Bass Pedals Light for Kontakt costs £22.95 GBP, the Live Pack is £19.95 GBP.

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Free Bass Pedals Demo for NI Kontakt at Wave Alchemy

Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals

Wave Alchemy has announced a free demo version of its Bass Pedals sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Due to popular demand we are now offering a completely free ‘slimmed down’ demo version of our Bass Pedals Synthesizer

Users of Kontakt 4 (and above) can now demo a small range of what is possible with our powerful sounding Bass Pedals synthesizer instrument…

Bass Pedals Demo features

  • 5 multi-sampled Moog Taurus patches, each with 3x round robin sample variations. The full version includes 28 heavily multi-sampled Taurus instrument patches.
  • Also included is an NKI file named ‘bass pedals default’. Loading this will enable you to tweak the synthesis parameters and create new sounds using the instrument’s ‘Raw OSC Page’.
  • The Bass Pedals demo requires a full version of either Kontakt 4 or 5 to run as expected. The Bass Pedals demo will work for 15 minutes in Kontakt Free Player under ‘demo mode’.

The Bass Pedals Demo is available to download for registered Wave Alchemy users (registration free).

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Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals—Kontakt sample pack inspired by Moog Taurus Mk1 bass synth

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Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals

Wave Alchemy has introduced its Bass Pedals, a Kontakt sample library featuring an endless source of wall-shattering subs, filthy bass drones and obese analogue tones.

Bass Pedals for Kontakt 4 (and above) is powered by over 3200 meticulously recorded multi-sampled sounds, driven by a custom scripted Kontakt 4 engine and intuitive graphical interface.

Inspired by the sought-after Moog Taurus Mk1 bass synthesizer, Bass Pedals combines powerful analogue source sounds with modern sound shaping capabilities to create a versatile and fully programmable bass synthesizer!

Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals
Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals – Preset page Kontakt interface (click image for more).

Bass Pedals features

  • 4.5GB core sound library including 3207 multi-sampled 24-bit WAV samples.
  • Heavily scripted custom Kontakt 4+ instrument and intuitive graphical interface (requires full version of Kontakt).
  • 28 heavily multi-sampled (including 3 x round robin) Taurus MK1 patches.
  • 40 carefully programmed Bass Pedals presets and starting points making use of the instrument’s Raw Oscillator page.

The sample library is available to purchase for £34.95 GBP. Full version of Kontakt 4 or 5 is required.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Bass Pedals

Review: Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 02

Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 02

For SFX Collection 02, the guys of Wave Alchemy collaborated with producer Matt Lange of IsoRhythm, to deliver a library of sound effects for electronic music, cinematic scores, and game audio productions.

SFX Collection 02 delves deeply into new sonic territory by combining creative digital effects processing, granular re-synthesis and intricate automation with analogue synths, legendary effects devices and unique field recordings.

The library features a total of 826 samples (over 2GB in size), categorized in no less than eleven distinct types of fx sounds:

  • Cinematic Slams (68)
  • Cymbal FX (59)
  • Downshifters (55)
  • Impacts (55)
  • Noise Tools (83)
  • Risers & Falls (55)
  • Soundscape & Ambience (26)
  • Synth Impacts & Stabs (23)
  • Twisted Transition FX (91)
  • Uplifters (64)
  • Xtra – Analogue Synth FX (247)

The cinematic slams typically come with a bit of buildup in front of the slam, and a rather long reverberated tail behind it. Impressive, big sounding hits with a rather tense, disturbing undertone. Just what you would expect and hope to get.

The cymbal effects include both short (1 sec) and long (up to 35 sec) sounds. Includes your typical swoosh-type stuff as well as heavily processed samples. There is actually surprisingly much variety in sounds here.

Now, I have to admit I am not so well-versed in sound fx vocabulary, so I am not completely sure what exactly is the difference between downshifters and falls, and uplifters and risers. They all have this sense of something going up or coming down, with movement in pitch, lfo type effects, etc. Great for bridging different parts of your music/composition. Again, lots of unique, quality material here.

When it comes to the impact samples I can identify with some of the sounds and mentally place them in a familiar scene, while others are quite much out of this world. These are no simple run of the mill impact thuds.

For the noise tools section, Wave Alchemy used some vintage synths, analog effect units and experimental fx chains and re-synthesis to create noise-based effects, resulting in lots of sweep type sounds. These could also have gone in some of the other categories but I guess the sound sources and processing is what got them grouped in a bunch.

If I wasn’t already hugely impressed by the sound design on all these samples, the soundscape & ambient section shows a fantastic selection of inspiring, complex, yet usable sounds. Both cinematic and musical ndash; slightly creepy at times ndash; just amazing stuff really!

While reading, why don’t you have a listen to Wave Alchemy’s demos below for a quick impression.

The synth impacts & stabs section brings more impacts, but with a distinct synthesizer flavor this time. As such, these are generally more tonal than the previously mentioned cinematic impacts. They basically sound like a synth hit processed to bits.

This library just keeps blowing me away. The twisted transition fx are just stunning. These are heavily processed and truly creative transition sounds including morphing granular effects, transformed foley recordings, undulated Doppler FX, spectral trickery and all manner of other sonic destruction!. Yes, this is the icing on the cake. Crazy wild effects like you’ve never heard before.

The last folder in this library reads “xtra – analogue synth fx”. One might think these are just a few bonus sounds, but get this: no less than 247 extremely raw sounding audio effects which have been created using our extensive collection of high-end analogue studio equipment are included here!
These “dry” sounds include lots of similar sounds to the ones in other folders, but unprocessed. Very useful.

All of the samples in this library have descriptive titles, and 16 sampler patches are included for easy auditioning of the sounds.

So what do I think?

Product: SFX Collection 02 by Wave Alchemy
Format: 24bit Wav + Kontakt, EXS24, Halion & SFZ patches
Price: £44.95 GBP, individual sections are £7.95 GBP each
Like: Superb quality, fantastic sound design
Don’t like: –
Verdict: 9.5/10

I don’t need to write a lot here. Simply said, SFX Collection 02 is a stunning sound effects library. It is impressive in every way, from sound design to sound quality. It has a huge sound, a perfect blend of cinematic & electronic, incredibly versatile and not limited to any kind of genre at all really. These sound effects are good to go.

I reckon is the one that has set the bar to a new level for this type of sound fx sample libraries.

Check it out at Wave Alchemy, and make sure to download the free demo pack with 60 sounds.

More information: Wave Alchemy / SFX Collection 02

Loopmasters intros Complete Drums bundle by Wave Alchemy

Wave Alchemy Complete Drums

Loopmasters has introduced Complete Drums, a bundle of five sample libraries by Wave Alchemy.

Complete Drums includes 8421 pristinely produced 24-bit electronic drum samples. A great chance for first time customers to sample our award winning drum sounds, Complete Drums bundles together and includes ALL of the Following Wave Alchemy Products.

Complete Drums features

  • Drum Tools 01 – Over 1950 unique electronic drum samples which have been crafted from the ground upwards by the creative layering and processing of drum machines, exotic synthesizers & field recordings.
  • Syncussion Drums – 1885 beautifully crafted drum samples from the ultr-rare and extremely raw sounding Pearl Syncussion SY-1 analogue drum synthesizer! Also includes 800 drum hits recorded to 1/4″ tape via a Studer A80 Tape Machine.
  • Drum Machine Collection – 3200 expertly crafted drum sounds from the most sought after drum machines in existence! Sound sources include the Roland TR-808, TR-909 and TR-606, Jomox AirBase99, Xbase 999 and Mbase 11, Vermona DRM MK11, MFB Schlagzwerg and Drumfire DF-2000.
  • Tech House & Minimal (No Loops) – 401 drum sounds taken from our popular Tech House & Minimal library. Expect punchy drums and creatively glitched percussion sounds.
  • Deep Tech & Progressive (Drums Only) – 662 drum sounds taken from our Deep Tech & Progressive library. Expect to find deep kicks, snappy snares and a huge folder of synthetic / tribal percussive sounds.

The sample library bundle is currently available at 20% off, priced £79.96 GBP (regular £99.95 GBP).

More information: Loopmasters / Wave Alchemy Complete Drums

Wave Alchemy releases Paperskins Snare Toolkit

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Wave Alchemy Paperskins Snare Toolkit

Wave Alchemy has announced the release of its Paperskin Snare Toolkit, a collection of ‘filthy’ snare drum samples and layering tools.

Paperskins serves up 211 individual snare drum sounds; each of these samples being conveniently provided in three distinctively different ‘sound/shape’ and tonal variations, perfect for layering and crafting new snare drums…

All sounds have been processed through a high-class, all analogue signal chain, with lots of extra vibe added through the use and abuse of an Akai S1000 sampler, often recorded to at a hot level and driven by ears rather than meters – this has imparted a unique sounding ‘papery’ sizzle to the sounds…hence the name “Paperskins”

Paperskins Snare Toolkit features

  • 633 24-bit, 100% royalty free snare drum samples.
    • Slappers – 211 Punchy, tight and transient rich snare drum variations – uniquely processed and specifically tone-shaped to enhance the ‘slap’ of the sound.
    • Fluffers – 211 Loose, papery and powerful sounding snare drum variations – individually processed and specifically treated to enhance the ‘body’ of the sound.
    • Suckers – 211 Reversed snare drums which have been individually processed and envelope-shaped – great for layering either underneath or slightly before the Slappers and/or Fluffers to provide complexity or additional ‘suck’.

The sample library is available to purchase for £14.95 GBP.

More information: Wave Alchemy / Paperskins Snare Toolkit

Wave Alchemy releases SFX Collection 02

Wave Alchemy has announced the release of SFX Collection 02, an epic collection of next-generation sound effects, cinematic trailer tools and cutting-edge transitional FX elements…

Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 02

Delivering 2.1GB of stunningly produced special effects samples, SFX Collection 02 pushes the boundaries of modern sound design, combining creative digital effects processing, granular re-synthesis and intricate automation with sought after analogue synths, legendary effects devices and unique live field recordings.

Expect to find a versatile selection of twisted impacts and slams, huge risers and intense builds, sublime falls and breakdown FX as well as complex transitional elements and much more.
SFX Collection 02 is an essential tool for cutting-edge dance music production, cinematic sound design and game audio.

SFX Collection 02 features

  • 826 24-bit, 100% royalty free sound effects samples.
  • Impacts – 55 enormous collisions, sub bombs and multi layered, expressive impacts.
  • Cinematic Slams – 68 apocalyptic slams, epic crashes and cinematic explosions.
  • Cymbal FX- 58 uniquely processed crash effects, other worldly-gongs and mutated cymbals.
  • Uplifters – 64 risers, lifters and hair-raising ascents. Including complex granular risers, brutal uplifters, multi-layered tonal sweeps and epic one minute long tension builders.
  • Downshifters – 55 down-sweeps, falls and descenders. Including bottomless descents, uniquely processed tonal falls and hugely complex down-shifts.
  • Noise Tools – 83 processed white noise effects including intense build-ups, washed out sweeps, spinning dopplers and heavily mutated noise effects. Noise Tools have been created with unique sounding instruments such as the Oberheim OB8, Roland Jupiter 8 and Korg MS-20. These source sounds have been creatively treated through a wealth of analogue filters, experimental effects chains and various re-synthesis methods.
  • Risers & Falls – 55 pressure building sweeps and drop down FX, perfect for creating tension within your mix.
  • Soundscapes & Ambience – 26 textural ambiences including evolving sound beds, alien landscapes and glitchy backdrops.
  • Synth Impacts & Stabs – 23 synthesized impacts, paranormal collisions and deep metallic slams.
  • Twisted Transition FX – 91 heavily processed and truly creative transition sounds including morphing granular effects, transformed foley recordings, undulated Doppler FX, spectral trickery and all manner of other sonic destruction!.
  • Analogue Synth FX – 247 extremely raw sounding audio effects which have been created using our extensive collection of high-end analogue studio equipment. Divided into sub categories such as ‘bass drops’ ‘jupiter 8 fx’ ‘miscellaneous’ and ‘noise’ this folder hosts a vast selection of powerful ‘dry’ analogue FX material – great for layering, further effecting and creating your own unique sound effects from! Expect huge dubstep style bass drops, subs and power downs, monstrous Jupiter 8 FX workouts, experimental bleeps and drones and a huge selection of powerful filtered noise sweeps and atmospheres.
  • Includes 16 ‘ready-to-play’ sampler patches for Kontakt, Reason NNXT, Halion, EXS24 and SFZ (Also available in Ableton Live Pack format).

SFX Collection 02 is available to purchase for £44.95 GBP (around $70 USD) from Wave Alchemy and distributor Loopmasters. A free taster pack which includes 60 samples (160MB) taken directly from SFX Collection 02 is available to download from the Wave Alchemy website (registration required, registration is free).

More information: Wave Alchemy / SFX Collection 02

Loopmasters releases Wave Alchemy Sampler

Loopmasters Wave Alchemy Sampler

Loopmasters has released the Wave Alchemy Sampler, an exclusive one-off collection of stunningly produced loops, drums and sound effects taken from Wave Alchemy’s sample libraries.

Wave Alchemy Sampler features over 500MB of sample material hand-picked from a selection of our most recently released and highly praised sample packs.

Here you will find a varied selection of chunky house beats, twisted synth lines, analogue bass loops, stunning drum hits and a custom designed Kontakt instrument powered by an impressive array of multi-sampled synth sounds.

Wave Alchemy Sampler features

  • 40 finely crafted tribal house grooves, tech house tops and live percussive workouts hand-selected from Tribal & Tech House.
  • 40 chunky house beats, minimal bass grooves and twisted synth lines hand-selected from Tech House & Minimal.
  • 40 deep house sounds, loops and chord arrays hand-selected from Deep Tech & Progressive.
  • 40 unique sounding and creatively layered drum samples hand-selected from our award-winning Drum Tools 01.
  • 40 analogue and ultra-raw sounding drum samples hand-picked from Syncussion Drums.
  • Demo Version of PRO II Synthesiser for Kontakt 4 containing 370Mb of sample content.

The Wave Alchemy Sampler is available to purchase for £9.95 GBP.

More information: Loopmasters / Wave Alchemy Sampler