Saturday, December 20, 2014

Coming soon: Tabula Rasa for Serum





All wavetables in this set are created from scratch, either by resynthesizing acoustic instruments, hardware synthesizers and sounds derived from organic and inorganic materials like wood, stone, metal and glass or by creating wavetables and single cycle waveforms in Serum’s own editor. Approximately 30 - 40 samples will be produced especially for this set including cinematic soundscapes and drones, abstract and atonal textures and acoustic percussion sounds.

Complex modulation routings will enable the user to deeply interact with the sounds, often totally changing a patch at the turn of a Macro. Tabula Rasa contains a wide range of expressive sounds ranging from ambient drones and warm pads to dark and gloomy textures to cinematic impacts and sound effects to futuristic and new age-sequences to beautiful plucks and bell sounds to edgy leads and stabs.

All audio demos for Tabula Rasa are here, videos are in this youtube playlist, as I have only started, there are only a few tracks to listen to so far.

Specs:
  • 100+ patches 
  • 30-40 samples (44.1 Khz/24 Bit/stereo) - roundabout 300 MB 
  • All patches have 4 Macros, VEL, MW and AT assigned 
  • All wavetables and LFO shapes created for this set will be included in separate folders 
  • ETA: Around January 25th 
  • Delivery: Download 
  • Price on release € 30 EUR 
  • Pre-order price: € 24 EUR 
Product page.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Best Of Iris Subscription Vol. 3 released

I just released the 3rd excerpt from the Iris subscription series:



Best Of Iris Subscription Vol. 3 - Percussion, Mallets, Impacts, Loops - 81 patches - 1.36 GB of samples.

This third library excerpt comprises sounds which are derived from processed and raw samples of percussion instruments like gongs, bells, singing bowls, vibraphone, bowed cymbals, Hang (percussion), waterphone, djembe, timpani, framedrum, chimes, glasses, dumbbell plates, glockenspiel and ceramic materials. There are also some patches using electronic drum- and synth loops and you will find sounds derived from field recordings containing percussive impacts, textures and industrial noises.

All samples involved are embedded in the presets using the "Export"-function in the Iris Browser. After uncompressing the downloaded RAR-archive just drop the entire download folder into "Iris Library->Patches".

A PDF-list with the licence agreement and patch descriptions is included in the download folder and can also be viewed here.

Specs:
  • 81 patches - 1.36 GB of samples
  • Delivery: download, RAR-archive in 2 parts for better download handling
  • Price (paypal): € 30 EUR







Friday, November 14, 2014

Ambient Strings for MachFive 3 released on patchpool







My second sound library for MachFive 3 Ambient Strings focusses on atmospheric sounds and textures derived from string instruments like cello, violin (electric and acoustic), electric and acoustic guitars, psaltery (ebowed, plucked and bowed) and oud. The patches combine textural sounds, multisampled acoustic instruments and more exotic instrument articulations with electronic textures all derived from the dry instrument samples to create wonderful, ethereal, dark and mysterious sound worlds. Expressive multisampled instruments, temposynced instrument sequences and morphable soloistic phrases are also included in this library.

16 patches patches/instruments have scripted interfaces for extended sound manipulation, a snapshot system especially developed for this library allows the user to save and recall 5 snapshots, or recall the 5 snapshots programmed into the patches by default. So on top of the 75 patches this library ships with another 64 snapshot variations.

All non-scripted patches have the Modwheel and the 8 Macros assigned in the info tab, quite a few also use Aftertouch. Many patches integrate the wealth of MachFive's sound generators and combine them with granular and normal sampling. In many patches temposynced modulators are used to animate the amplitudes and filters of the involved samples and sound generators, often keyswitchable sound combinations or different articulations are available within one patch.
All patches which have several different sounds split across the keyboard (often over a range of six octaves or more) use key-colouring in MachFive's keyboard which makes it easier to navigate through the various split sounds.

Scripting by Iain Morland.

Content:
  • 3.35 GB of original samples (wavs/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit), 6 impulse responses, 4 single cycles - a small fraction of samples was borrowed from other patchpool libraries. 
  • 75 patches (including 3 low CPU variations) plus 64 snapshot variations inside the scripted patches, combining all synthesis forms available in MachFive 3. 

Sampled instruments:
  • Cello 
  • Violin (acoustic and electric) 
  • Acoustic Guitar (classical - nylon / western - steel) 
  • Electric Guitar (amped and DI-box) 
  • Psaltery 

Instrument categories:
  • Acoustic Guitar (7) 
  • Cello (20 + 2 low CPU variations) 
  • Electric Guitar (7) 
  • Electronic Scapes (7) 
  • Hybrid Strings (10) 
  • Psaltery (11) 
  • Violin (10 + 1 low CPU variation) 

All acoustic instrument-samples in this library are recorded in a dry studio environment with top notch Neumann microphones in L-C-R at 48 Khz/24 Bit. All microphone signals are phase-aligned which enhances the stereo field and the transparency of the recorded samples.

All demos were produced entirely with MachFive 3 using only patches from Ambient Strings, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation, if several instances of MachFive were used in a track.



There are plenty of videos demonstrating patches from this library in this youtube playlist.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Soundsets for Spectral discounted through November 16th



Until November 16th both my soundsets for LinPlug's Spectral synth are discounted at 22%, check it out here.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sonic Tabulator for Serum released on patchpool


















Sonic Tabulator for Serum contains 101 patches including 1 variation covering a wide range of atmospheric sounds, warm pads, huge drones, tinkling bells, snappy plucks, expressive leads and resynthesized instruments, other worldy noises and animated sequences. Cold digitalness and darker soundworlds unite with warm, emotionally appealing sonic goodness.

All waveforms in this set are new and fresh, often created by using samples of acoustic instruments from the gigantic pool of patchpool samples as sound sources for the generation of wavetables. Depending on the amount of slots in Serum's modulation matrix, each patch has up to 4 Macros and the Modwheel assigned, many also use Aftertouch. As Serum also allows for sample playback in it's noise oscillator, a folder with wav samples (26 wavs / stereo / 44.1 Khz / 24 & 16 Bit / 226.4 MB) comprising soundscapes, drones, vocal and instrumental textures and field recordings is also included in this library.


Specs:
  • 101 patches including 1 variation (107.3 MB) 
  • 226.4 MB of samples, 26 wavs/44.1 Khz/24 & 16 Bit/stereo 
  • 88 wavetables (74.8 MB) 
Patch categories:
  • Bells & Plucks (4) 
  • Synths & Basses (7) 
  • Leads & Vox (8) 
  • Pads (13) 
  • Soundscapes & Drones (34 + 1 variation) 
  • Sequencer (18) 
  • Brass (3) 
  • Strings (8) 
  • Drums / Percussion (2) 
  • Sound FX (3)
All demos were produced entirely with Serum using only patches from Sonic Tabulator, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation, if several instances of Serum were used in a track.


All my Serum videos can be found in this youtube playlist.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Comin soon: Sonic Tabulator for Serum




Last week I demoed the new Serum synth by Xfer Records and bought it after ten minutes of testing. Very spontaneously I decided to create a soundset for it:

Sonic Tabulator for Serum contains 100 patches covering a wide range of atmospheric sounds, warm pads, huge drones, tinkling bells, snappy plucks, otherworldly noises and animated sequences. Cold digitalness and darker soundworlds unite with warm, emotionally appealing sonic goodness.

All waveforms in this set are new and fresh, often created by using samples from acoustic instruments from the gigantic pool of patchpool samples as sound sources for the generation of wavetables. Each patch has the 4 Macros and the Modwheel assigned, many also use Aftertouch.

Specs:
  • 100 patches
  • ETA: First half of November (probably end of October depending on the flow of things)
  • Delivery: Download
  • Price on release: € 28 EUR

You can pre-order Sonic Tabulator for € 22 EUR on the product page and save 20+ %.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Coming soon: Ambient Strings for MachFive




Ambient Strings for MachFive 3 focusses on atmospheric sounds and texures derived from string instruments like cello, violin (electric and acoustic), electric and acoustic guitars, psaltery (ebowed and plucked) and oud. The patches will combine textural sounds, multisampled acoustic instruments and more exotic instrument articulations with electronic texures all derived from the dry instrument samples to create wonderful, ethereal, dark and mysterious sound worlds. Temposynced instrument sequences and morphable solistic phrases will also be included in this library.

Approximately 10 - 15 patches patches will have scripted interfaces for extended sound manipulation, all non-scripted patches have the Modwheel and the 8 Macros assigned in the info tab, many also use Aftertouch. Many patches will integrate the wealth of MachFive's sound generators and combine them with granular and normal sampling

Scripting by Iain Morland.

All acoustic instrument-samples in this library are recorded in a dry studio environment with top notch Neumann microphones in L-C-R at 48 Khz/24 Bit. All microphone signals are phase-aligned which enhances the stereo field and the transparency of the recorded samples.

Specifications and content:
  • Approximately 3 GB of samples (wavs/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit)
  • Approximately 70 patches, combining all synthesis methods available in MachFive.
  • ETA: early November
  • Price on release: € 60 EUR
Please note: 
this library requires the full version of MachFive 3 (version 3.2 and higher), it will not work with the UVI workstation.

Pre-order Ambient Strings for € 48 on the product page now.





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Best Of Iris Subscription Vol. 2 released

Today I released the second excerpt from my Iris subscription:





























Best Of Iris Subscription Vol. 1 - Soundscapes, Drones & Pads

154 patches - 3.79 GB of samples.

This second library excerpt comprises a wealth of ambient and cosmic soundscapes, huge and eerie drones, expressive synths sounds, surreal atmospheres derived from field and studio recordings, beautiful pads and some strange ambiences from a darker sonic universe.

Check it out in the “Buy Excerpt“-tab on the Iris Subscription page.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Diversity 2 for Diversion released on patchpool


This soundset contains 103 patches including 3 variations for the unique Diversion Synth by Dmitry Sches. As with the update version 1.3 Diversion was enabled to play samples, both in normal sampling- and granular mode, this soundset contains 1.35 Gigabytes of samples, half of which were created especially for this soundset, the other half borrowed from other patchpool libraries. 
Organic and electronic textures and soundscapes, vocal textures, field recordings and acoustic instruments like woodwinds, brass, cello, guitars and chromatic/achromatic percussion instruments meet digital oscillators, by intermodulating these sources via ring modulation and FM synthesis new sounds are born, which can be diverse to the extreme. Ethereal textures and angelic whispers meet dark and disconcerting drones, vivid sequences meet minimalistic rhythms, warm pads clash with cold metallic sounds, pristine glass textures are absorbed by surreal and futuristic soundscapes, expressive leads are counterpointed with noises from another sound dimension. 
Besides the sample content dozens of new single-cycle waveforms were created in- and outside of Diversion to expand the sonic palette of this synth, complex modulation routings were used to create animated and expressive sounds usable for a wide variety of musical styles.
All patches have the x/y-pad assigned, many also use Aftertouch. This enables the Diversionist to interact with the sounds and shape them expressively.
All samples are embedded in the presets, so there is no need to install a seperate sample folder. As in some patches a sample is used twice (e.g. by layering sampling and granular modes), the installed library size (1.96 GB) is larger than the actual size of the sample content (1.35 GB). If you want to use the samples outside Diversion (please respect the licence agreement when doig so) or save them to your Diversion library, just save the wavs in the sample editor.
All sounds have the x/y-Mastermorph pad assigned for deep interaction with the sounds, many also use Aftertouch for even more expressive playabilty.
Specs:
  • 103 patches including 3 variations
  • 1.35 GB of samples, 126 wavs/48 Khz/24 Bit/stereo - 1.96 GB installed
  • requires a minimum 2 GB of free disk space on the system drive

Patch categories:

  • Bells & Plucks (5 + 2 variations)
  • Synths & Basses (4)
  • Leads (3)
  • Pads (9)
  • Soundscapes & Drones (36)
  • Sequencer / Arps (10 + 1 variation)
  • Brass & Woodwinds (6)
  • Strings & Guitars (12)
  • Percussion (5)
  • Sound FX (10)
You can view/download the PDF for Diversity 2 with more details, the licence agreement and the patch list including detailed descriptions for each patch here.



All videos for this set are here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SoundPack Car Factory released

I just released a new SoundPack - Car Factory, isolating samples from over ten hours of field recordings I did in 2011 in a russian car factory for the soundtrack of a documentary. Check it out here.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Aqualignum for Alchemy released on patchpool





The sound library Aqualignum combines waterphone samples from my MachFive library
Scattered Entity Vol. 1 with original oud samples, an arab string instrument especially multisampled for this library.

The mysterious and haunting tones of the waterphone meet the warm embracing string sounds of the orient. Tradition melds with futurism, water, wood and metal compose Aqualignum. This library contains 56 patches (including 1 variation) making use of 1.76 GB of samples, resynthesized sounds and electronic derivatives. Multisampled string instruments derived from the oud with up to 5 velocity layers and 3x round robin (variations per sample), calm and dark drones, beautiful and fragile waterphone pads, ominous and evocative soundscapes, futuristic textures and metallic percussion instruments are contained in this set.

The oud articulations include plectrum-picked strings (played with a special oud plectrum), finger-plucked vibrato tones, up and down slides, tremoli, bowed notes (violin bow), scraped strings and some phrases.

The waterphone was played with two differently sized bows creating all kinds of arpeggio textures with water-modulated decay-phases, scraping and moaning metal sounds, long sustained notes played with a violin bow for creating multisampled tonal pad sounds and the instrument was beaten with various beaters for metallic percussion sounds and bass tones.

As in all my soundsets for Alchemy I make extensive use of Alchemy's complex modulation possibilities and filters, often intermodulating LFOs/MSEGs/sequencers with each other and assigning numerous parameters to a single Performance Controller. This enables the user to deeply interact with the sounds and shape it according to his/her needs and preferences. The patches can also serve as a starting point for the user's own creations when loading new samples into them and then using the pre-assigned controllers and snapshots in the Remix Pad.

All samples in this library were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R in 48 Khz/24 Bit, a U87 as the center mic - a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R, the microphone signals of all oud samples were phase-aligned which improves the stereo picture, enhances the transparency of the sound and makes for snappier transients.

You can view/download the PDF for Aqualignum with more details, the licence agreement and the patch list including playing tips and deteiled descriptions for each patch here.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Celtic Harp for Kontakt released on patchpool














Today I released Celtic Harp for Kontakt 4 and higher:

Kontakt 4 - 393,4 MB unzipped - 48Khz/24Bit/stereo - 5 nkis/Instruments
328 Samples compressed using Kontakt 4's ncw format (767 MB uncompressed)
3 Impulse Responses
Price: 18 €

This library contains 328 Celtic Harp samples from my library Scattered Entity Vol. 1 for MachFive 3. A celtic harp with 27 strings (3.5 octaves) was multisampled in 48 Khz/24 Bit using 3 Neumann Microphones (L-C-R), a U87 for the centre and a stereo set of KM-184 for the sides.

Instruments

Celtic Harp Bisbigliando
Playing a long bisbigliando (tremolo) on 2 equally tuned strings on the celtic harp, every C and G in each octave was sampled, lowest and highest notes are extended so the instrument has a range from C1 - C6.

Controls:
The Pitchbender is set to +/- 2 semitones

Knob 1 - Attack time
Knob 2 - Release time
Knob 3 - LFO-controlled pan modulation
Knob 4 - LFO-controlled modulation of highpass filter
Knob 5 - Low EQ
Knob 6 - High EQ
Knob 7 - Phaser amount
Knob 8 - Reverb send


Celtic Harp Dorian Glissandi
Celtic harp tuned to a dorian scale - 7 glissandi split across the keyboard between C-1 - C7, reverse the sample with keyswitch B-2.

Controls:
The Pitchbender is set to +/- 1 octave

Knob 1 - Release
Knob 2 - Low EQ
Knob 3 - High EQ
Knob 4 - LP Cutoff
Knob 5 - LFO-controlled pan modulation
Knob 6 - Chorus amount
Knob 7 - Reverb send
Knob 8 - Reverb size


Celtic Harp Glissandi KS
Six keyswitchable layers with celtic harp glissandi.

Layer 1 - Keyswitch C0 - rising glissandi major scale
G1 - F#2 upwards glissandi multiple gliss segments version 1
G 2 - F#3 upwards glissandi multiple gliss segments version 2
G3 - F#4 - upwards gliss single version 1
G4 - F#5 - upwards gliss single version 1

Layer 2 - Keyswitch D0 - falling glissandi major scale
G1 - F#2 - upwards glissandi multiple gliss segments version 1
G2 - F#3 - upwards glissandi multiple gliss segments version 2
G3 - F#4 - upwards gliss single version 1
G4 - F#5 - upwards gliss single version 1

Layer 3 - Keyswitch E0 - rising glissandi minor hamonic scale
same mapping as above
Layer 4 - Keyswitch F0 - falling glissandi minor hamonic scale
same mapping as above
Layer 5 - Keyswitch G0 - rising glissandi minor melodic scale
same mapping as above
Layer 6 - Keyswitch A0 - falling glissandi minor melodic scale
same mapping as above

Controls:
The Pitchbender is set to +/- 1 octave

Knob 1 - Release
Knob 2 - Low EQ
Knob 3 - High EQ
Knob 4 - LP Cutoff
Knob 5 - LFO-controlled pan modulation
Knob 6 - Chorus amount
Knob 7 - Reverb send
Knob 8 - Reverb size


Celtic Harp
Celtic harp sampled at 3 velocity layers and 4x round robin. The harp was tuned to Cmj, all 7 notes per octave were sampled from B1 - E5. To extend the range, samples from the octave above/below were copied, keeping the root notes the same, so this instrument ranges from C1 - C6. The highest velocity was plucked with the fingernail, so it has an edgy sound with a small gliss, reminding of a banjo or an asian string instrument.

Controls:
The Pitchbender is set to +/- 2 semitones

Knob 1 - Attack time
Knob 2 - Release time
Knob 3 - Low EQ
Knob 4 - High EQ
Knob 5 - Reverb Mix
Knob 6 - Reverb size
Knob 7 - Chorus amount
Knob 8 - Chorus rate


Harpgliss Drone
A sequence of accents played on the celtic harp while moving the tuning lever up and down for semitone glissandi and great rattling noises. This patch is running in Time Machine 2 mode, a rectangular-shaped LFO modulates the samples speed, various filters are engaged.

Controls:
The Modwheel adds random pitch modulation
The Pitchbender is set to +/- 1 octaves

Knob 1 - Attack time
Knob 2 - Release time
Knob 3 - speed of the LFO-controlled modulation of the vowel filter
Knob 4 - overall sample speed
Knob 5 - Highpass filter cutoff
Knob 6 - Lowpass filter cutoff
Knob 7 - Delay FX
Knob 8 - Reverb send


The demo was produced using three patches from this library, no post-processing whatsoever was applied apart from a Limiter on the Master Outs in Logic.


Monday, May 12, 2014

DNA for Molekular FX released on patchpool

Today I released my Snapshot Bank DNA for Native Instruments Reaktor Molekular FX:




DNA for NI's Molekular is a Snapshot Bank which requires the full version of Reaktor. It contains 98 presets with 4 variations each in the Morphing section, making use of the sophisticated modulation system inside this unique effect instrument. Some of these snapshots orbit more on the sonic outskirts of the musical universe, some are variations on a theme.

Beautiful ambient, ethereal, mysterious and haunting textures are waiting for you, stuttering and glitchy temposynced mayhem for spicing up loops and beats, moving Filterscapes and stereo animators to process pads and other horizontal textures as well as some experimental sounds that are beyond any categorization.

All presets have the 5 positions in the morphing section programmed, these can be used as a starting point for morphing between the complex effect modulations in each preset. Each preset also has more or less complex morphing modulations assigned.

All snapshots are programmed 100% wet for Molekular to be used on a send bus. If you insert Molekular directly on an instrument track, use the “Dry“-knob at the upper right of the GUI to blend in the unprocessed audio signal.

Patch categories:
  • Atmospheres – 42 
  • Filterscapes – 9 
  • Glitch&Stutter – 23 
  • Pitch Generators – 15 
  • Experimental Lab – 9



Here is a playlist with all videos I made for this set.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Kontakt Gongland updated with new content

Today I updated my Kontakt library Gongland, added about 200 samples/3 nkis using material from my sound libraries Scattered Entity Vol.1 (MachFive) / Alchemistry Metallurgy (Alchemy).

*Kontakt 4 - 590 MB unzipped - 48Khz/24Bit/stereo - 13 nkis/Instruments
*358 Samples compressed using Kontakt 4's ncw format (1 GB uncompressed) - 4 Impulse Responses (wav)
*Price: 22 €

Check it out here.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

New website is online!

The new patchpool website is online now, created by web designer and graphic artist Jim Gawne. http://www.patchpool.de

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spectral Rays for LinPlug's Spectral released on patchpool



This second soundset by Simon Stockhausen for LinPlug's Spectral synth contains 100 patches focussing on very musical and expressive lead sounds, rich, dreamy, glassy, cold and lush pads, groovy and futuristic sequences, complex and ethereal soundscapes, electronic textures inspired by the world of science fiction and some dark and deep drone sounds from the core of the underworld.

All waveforms and filter shapes in this soundset are programmed from scratch, exploring new and exciting sonic territories. The Modwheel is assigned for most of the patches, many presets also use Aftertouch.

You can view/download the PDF for this soundset with more details, the licence agreement and the patchlist, including playing tips and descriptions for each patch here.

Sound Categories:


  • Pads – 16
  • Drones & Sweeps – 18
  • Soundscapes – 17
  • Leads – 7
  • Stabs & Plucks – 7
  • Arps & Sequencers – 20
  • Alien & SciFi – 13
  • Bass – 2


Delivery: Email
Price (paypal): € 25 EUR

Product page.


All demos below were produced entirely with Spectral using only patches from Spectral Rays, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation, if several instances of Spectral were used in a track. If a demo does use 3rd party FX, it will be mentioned in the track title.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

SoundPack Overtones released on patchpool

I just released a SoundPack (wavs/48 Khz/24 Bit/557.5 MB uncompressed) Overtones with samples from my Alchemy library MetaVox +1 new processed overtone soundscape.

The 76 samples are categorized in four folders:

Transitions (31 pure samples and 6 samples with isolated harmonics) - harmonic transitions in various speeds and rhythms at various root notes, also using isolated files where the root notes were totally removed so that only the harmonics remain. Sometimes these harmonics were then tuned to a tempered scale eliminating the natural pitch offset natural harmonics have.

Gliss and Trills (16 samples) - overtone trills and glissandi where the root note shifts in pitch and the harmonics sometimes even shift in the opposite direction.

Throat Singing (10 samples +1 spectralized derivative) - tuvinian style drones and transitions.

Processed (12 samples) - electronically processed derivatives, also using isolated files where the root notes were totally removed so that onlythe delicate harmonics remain.

Price: € 30 EUR
Delivery: Download (RAR)
Product page.

Here is a widget with four watermarked demos, each demo track containing all the samples from each category.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Alchemistry Metallurgy version 2.0 released on patchpool

I just updated my sound library Alchemistry Metallurgy:



Alchemistry Metallurgy for Alchemy is the first library in a series focussing on specific materials and single instruments. First released in late 2011, I updated this library in February 2014 adding 1.25 GB of samples, mainly from my library Scattered Entity Vol. 1 for MachFive plus 300 MB of new bell samples.

This library now contains 84 patches with 8 variations each in the Remix Pad and focusses on metallic sounds derived from real instruments, metal objects and industrial field recordings. This patch collection keeps the balance between real sounding metal instruments, otherworldly textures and wondrous soundscapes using also some processed electronic derivates of the sampled materials.

All sounds are sample-based, some patches use the resynthesis features in Alchemy. You will find many patches and snapshots which sound wam, delicate and beautiful, characteristics one may not normally associate with metallic sounds.

Alchemistry Metallurgy Specs:


3.07 GB of original samples

Instruments:


  • China Cymbal bowed, scraped and beaten - multisampled and Round Robin
  • Glockenspiel multisampled 23 semitones (C4-A#5), 
  • 4x RR, 2 velocity layers (179 samples / 386,7 MB)
  • Vibraphone multisampled, bowed and beaten
  • 2 microtonal handheld bell trees 8x Round Robin, 2 articulations, +textures
  • 8 Thai Gongs multisampled with up to 8x Round Robin and 4 velocity layers, +texural samples
  • Thai Ching Bells - 6x Round Robin, 3 velocity layers
  • Tam Tam 45 cm - beaten (7xRound Robin/4 velocities), scraped and rubbed with Rubberballs
  • Three multisampled singing bowls, 3 velocity layers, 3x round robin and sustained sounds made by rubbing the bowl with the beater
  • Tubular Windchimes, up to 70 cm in length
  • Various multisampled and textural bells, ship bell, tibetan bells, brass bell, up to 3 velocity layers with 5x round robin
  • Bar Chimes
  • Waterphone gongs, hitting the bottom of a waterphone with a soft gong beater, 3 velocity layers, 5x round robin


  • Various multisampled metal objects: caviar cans, metal bowl, coins, dumbbell plate, small thunder sheet, metal plate (dinner tray), anvil, oil barrel
  • Industrial metal sounds recorded in factories


All samples were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in
L-C-R - 48 Khz/24 Bit - U87 center mic - a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R

The industrial field recordings were done with 2 shotgun mics
Sennheiser MK 70

For Alchemy version 1.50 which was released in Septembre 2012 all presets were tagged so that ths user can browse the presets from this set using keywords and categories.You can view/download the PDF for Metallurgy with more details, the licence agreement, some pics and the patch list including playing tips and description for each patch here.

Delivery: Download
Library size in total: 3.09 GB
Download size (RAR archive in 3 parts): 1.93 GB


NOTE: This Sound Bank requires the full version of Alchemy.
It does not work with the Alchemy player version.

Price: € 46 EUR

Product page




Friday, January 31, 2014

Sonic Cinema for HALion 5 released on patchpool












I just released my first sound library for Steinberg's HALion 5.

This sound library comprises dozens of cinematic soundscapes, evocative pads and musical textures designed for producing epic soundtracks, ambient music and anything that needs inspiring sonic ingredients beyond the ordinary.

Sonic Cinema also contains dark cinematic brass instruments made with/derived from sampled instruments like the sousaphone, trombone, euphonium and french horn which were exclusively multisampled for this library, mainly in a dry studio environment. Some of the french horn recordings were conducted in a church.

Then there are sounds in this library made with/derived from a multisampled acoustic guitar played with an electric bow and you will find some beautiful and otherworldly chime and glass sounds. Scraped Tamtam sounds add another mysterious dimension to this sound collection. Some playful and complex sequencers as well as some metal impact sounds derived from field recordings complete the sonic picture.

The 92 patches combine HALions outstanding granular engine, the normal sampling mode and the very versatile synth module. Eight Macros and the Modwheel are programmed for each preset which enables the user to deeply interact with the sounds, many patches also use Aftertouch, Sphere-modulation and keyswitches. FlexPhrasers and Trigger Pads were used to create the arp and sequencer patches.

Sonic Cinema is distributed as a HALion vstsound-archive for the sample content and tagged vst-presets.

Specifications: 

  • 92 instruments / presets.
  • 3.18 Gigabyte of samples (48 khz/ 24 Bit / stereo).
  • All acoustic instrument-samples in this library were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R at 48 Khz/24 Bit, a U87 as the center mic and a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R.
  • Delivery: download - RAR-archive in 4 parts for better download handling.
  • Download size: 2.42 GB - fast download speeds guaranteed.
  • Price (paypal): € 59 EUR


You can view/download the PDF for this library with more details, the licence agreement, screenshots and an extensive patchlist here.

Please note: the full version of HALion 5 is required to play the patches from this library.

All demos below were produced entirely with HALion 5 using only patches from Sonic Cinema, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation if several instances of HALion were used in a track. Two of the demos use 3rd party reverb, this is mentioned in the track title.



Some videos:







Product page with about 20 videos and pictures of the sampled instruments.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Spectral Excursions for LinPlug's Spectral synth released on patchpool




















This soundset contains 101 patches for LinPlug's Spectral reaching from complex experimental textures to evolving pads and dark drones to playful and edgy sequences, tinkling bells and chimes to rich harmonic textures, expressive leads and exceptional alien and futuristic sound effects.

All waveforms and filter shapes in this soundset are programmed from scratch, exploring new and exciting sonic territories. The Modwheel is assigned for most of the patches, many also use Aftertouch.

You can view/download the PDF for this soundset with more details, the licence agreement and the patchlist, including playing tips and descriptions for each patch here.

Sound Categories: 

  • Pads / Drones - 20
  • Soundscapes / Musical FX - 21
  • Bells / Mallets / Chimes - 8
  • Leads - 5
  • Arps / Sequencer - 17
  • Sound FX / SciFi / Alien - 17
  • Keys / Synths / Basses - 10
  • Plucks - 3


Delivery: Email - please allow me a few hours to manually process your order and send you the order confirmation including the zipped soundset via Email.

Price (paypal): € 25 EUR

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Coming soon on patchpool: Spectral Excursions for Spectral

Producing a soundset for Spectral was a very spontaneous decision, here is the announcement:





























This soundset comprises 100 patches for LinPlug's Spectral, reaching from complex experimental textures to evolving pads and dark drones to playful sequences, bells and chimes to rich harmonic textures and exceptional noises. All waveforms and filter shapes in this soundset are programmed from scratch, exploring new and exciting sonic territories.

Specifications:


  • 100 presets, Modwheel assigned for most of the patches, many also use Aftertouch.
  • Delivery: Email
  • Price on release: € 25 EUR
  • ETA: early January 2014


Pre-order Spectral Excursions now for € 20 EUR and save 20%.

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All demos below were produced entirely with Spectral using only patches from Spectral Excursions, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation, if several instances of Spectral were used in a track. If a demo does use 3rd party FX, it will be mentioned in the track title.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Coming soon on patchpool: Sonic Cinema for HALion 5



This sound library comprises dozens of cinematic soundscapes, evocative pads and musical textures designed for producing epic soundtracks, ambient music and anything that needs inspiring sonic ingredients beyond the ordinary.

Sonic Cinema also contains dark cinematic brass instruments made with/derived from sampled instruments like the sousaphone, trombone, euphonium and french horn which were exclusively recorded for this library, mainly in a dry studio envronment. Some of the french horn recordings were conducted in a church.

The patches will combine HALions outstanding granular engine, the normal sampling mode and the very versatile synth module. Eight Macros and the Modwheel are programmed for each preset to enable the user to deeply interact with the sounds, some patches also use Aftertouch.

The library will be distributed as a protected HALion sound-archive for the sample content and tagged vet3-presets.

Specifications:

  • around 100 presets
  • around 2.5 - 3 Gigabyte of samples (48 khz/ 24 Bit / stereo)
  • ETA: January 2014
  • delivery: download
  • price on release: € 55 Euro


Please note: the full version of HALion 5 is required to play the patches from this library.

Pre-order Sonic Cinema on the product page now for € 44 Euro and save 20%.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Scattered Entity Vol. 1 released on patchpool



Scattered Entity Vol. 1 is the first library in a series of releases for MachFive 3. Over time an entire universe of sounds for this extremely versatile electronic instrument will be created, combining the beauty and natural expression of acoustic instruments with the unlimited possibilities of state-of-the-art sound design.

Specifications and content:

  • 4.38 GB of samples (wav/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit)
  • 121 patches/instruments + 8 variations, combining all synthesis methods available in MachFive. 


  • Multisampled instruments, pure and and combined with electronics
  • Evolving pads
  • Vocal texures
  • Experimental and abstract textures
  • Cinematic and ominous soundscapes and drones
  • Complex sequencers
  • Processed field recordings
  • Orchestral sounds derived from orchestral recordings of my own music


Sampled Instruments:

  • Celtic harp with 27 strings - multisampled with several velocity layers and round robin, harp glissandi, bisbigliando and more
  • Timpani
  • Waterphone
  • other string instruments (violin, piano, cello)
  • Woodwinds (sax/duduk)
  • Chromatic and achromatic percussion (Thai gongs, Tamtam, bowed and beaten vibraphone, tibetan singing bowls, Glockenspiel)


20 patches have custom scripting for extended sound manipulation features and a user interface (check out the videos below), all non-scripted patches have the Modwheel and the 8 Macros assigned in the info tab, many also use Aftertouch.

Scripting by Iain Morland.

All acoustic instrument-samples in this library were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R at 48 Khz/24 Bit, a U87 as the center mic - a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R.
The field recoordings were made with a pair of Sennheiser shotguns inside a windshield cage, mounted on a boom recorded onto a Tascam HD-P2 recorder.

Patch categories:

  • Celtic Harp - 13 + 1 variation
  • Mallets - 5 + 2 variations
  • Orchestral - 3
  • Pads - 11 + 1 variation
  • Percussion - 8 + 2 variations
  • Sequencer - 8
  • Soundscapes - 17 + 2 variations
  • Strings - 4
  • Synths - 12
  • Timpani - 10
  • Voices - 7
  • Waterphone - 19
  • Woodwinds - 4



You can view/download the PDF for this library with more details, the licence agreement, and the patchlist here

Delivery: download - RAR-archive in 5 parts for better download handling - download size: 2.68 GB - fast download speeds guaranteed.

Please note: this library requires the full version of MachFive 3 (version 3.2 and higher), it will not work with the UVI workstation.

Price (paypal): € 79 Euro




Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fresh deal of the week: Granular Worlds for Padshop Pro

Granular Worlds for Padshop Pro, my first library for this exceptional granulator, is discounted at 25% through Novembre 17 (Sunday).

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Deal of the week: Tremendous Beatz for Tremor

Here comes the next deal of the week, valid through next Monday (Novembre 11):


Tremendous Beatz for Tremor, including the unlimited subscription, discounted at 25%.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Waterphone patches from Scattered Entity

Here is a fresh video - 40+ minutes long - demonstrating/explaining plenty of the waterphone patches from Scattered Entity for MachFive which are now all finalized:

Monday, November 4, 2013

New deal of the week: Framedrum for Alchemy

Here comes the next deal of the week, valid through Friday (Novembre 8) - 25% discount on Framedrum for Alchemy, much more than just a drum library, drones, pads, soundscapes all derived from this beautiful instrument.: