WaveShaper has introduced two new packs featuring the very rare Stix305 analogue drum machine, and some digital FM drum sounds with Algo~Operator.
New WaveShaper sample packs
Stix305 – The SoundMaster Stix 305 is a very rare analogue drum machine from the early eighties. This WaveShaper sample pack is a quite unique occasion to meet this very little known and lovely beat box. Your tracks will get a great retro sound, whether you are an electronic funk producer, and acid freak or a true analogue sound lover. The Stix305 was recorded using some tube preamp and compressor and a vintage eq on top of it to keep the analogue vibe on the full recording chain.
Algo Operator – Algorithms, operators and opaque sub-menus programing : FM synthesis is not very friendly, but also a very rewarding world for creating new sounds, and a still rather unexplored territory when it comes to drum synthesis. With this new WaveShaper kit, don’t worry about spending hours programming, this sample pack is ready to use and generously gathers 250 percussive one shot samples created with FM synths. This kit was created by using mainly a Yamaha TX81-Z rackmount synth from 1987, with 12bit converters and a quite gritty sound. Don’t expect much to find the usual analogue-like drums samples, it’s all about designing abstract micro sounds, pure tones, sharp transients or percussion simulacra with a twist. Some well-known fm sounds from the 80s are also included to make this kit more than complete.
The Stix305 pack (54 one shot samples + 13 loops, all 24bit/48khz, stereo Wav files) is available to purchase for $2.90 USD; the Algo Operator (250 categorized one-shot samples, 48khz-24bit stereo Wav files) is $5.90 USD. Free packs can be download from the WaveShaper website.
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