Loopmasters has released Circuit Bent Sounds Volume 1, a sample library created in conjunction with Paul Norris of Circuitbenders.co.uk.

Circuit Bending was a term first used to refer to the art of taking an ordinary electronic toy such as a Texas Instruments Speak&Spell, and rewiring the circuitry to produce a device capable of creating all manner of weird and unlikely sounds.

Circuit Bent instruments are used by many bands and producers including: Kraftwerk, Hallucinogen, Plump DJ’s, Shpongle, Jack Dangers (Meat Beat Manifesto), Nine Inch Nails, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Eat Static, 16 Volt, matrix22 and numerous experimental, industrial, techno and ambient artists.

Circuit Bent Sounds Volume 1 features

  • Over 700 Mb of content – Over 750 samples and 300 Loops (includes Drumloops and some Music Loops) plus hundreds of Hits and SFX samples from a huge collection of the circuit bent toys which Paul has collected and modified over the years.
  • Inspiring sounds from machines which include Beatsound, Speak &Spell, Speak and Maths, Coleco TT, DSI, HR16, MD16R, PSS 470, R50, RX17, SK5, SnM, SX1000, Tomy Toy, Tr505, ChitChat, Early Words, VPhonics and many others.
  • 16 ready to play patches for your favourite soft samplers.

Circuit Bent Sounds Volume 1 is available as a digital download for £19.95 GBP.

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