Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Phonemklatura for PPG Phonem released

http://www.patchpool.de/phonem.html


Phonemklatura contains 108 patches (including some variations) for the unique vocal synthesizer Phonem by Wolfgang Palm/PPG. These sounds are not aiming at any kind of vocal pseudo-realism, on the contrary, I am using the versatile and expressive vocal character of this synthesizer to create beautiful and delicate pads, ethereal overtone textures, fragile and edgy leads, haunting and alien voices, phonetic experiments, tempo-synced vocaloid mayhem, percussive mallet-like timbres, robotic voices, fantasy beings and other synthetic sounds only faintly reminding of their vocal origin.

Often Phonem's wavetable synthesizer is used to excite the vocal resonators using wavetables extracted from acoustic instruments like brass, woodwinds, string instruments, mallets and electronic textures with PPG’s Wavemapper, expanding the possible palette of sounds even more.

All sounds make extensive use of Phonem's x/y-pads which can be automated in any DAW and the modulation wheel, quite a few patches also use aftertouch.

As Phonem's onboard effects are very basic and are rarely used in any of these patches, I included some of the original LogicX demo projects containing Midi data and 3rd party effect plugins, and a Cubase 8-project with some effect chains using the native Cubase plugins, so you could use these settings as a starting point.
  • 108 patches including some variations.
  • 159 resource files - utterances and wavetables in the native utd/wtz-format.
  • 15.9 MB installed

Product page 

 





 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Resurrection for Alchemy 2 - Promo Discount

My first sound library  for Alchemy 2 - Resurrection - is now discounted at 25% through January 25th.

 Check it out.






Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Falcon Singles - Oud released on patchpool




I just launched a new collection of single instruments and smaller libraries for UVI's Falcon. The first libray available now is Falcon Singles - Oud, originally sample for my Alchemy library Aqualignum, also containing new hybrid sounds which make use of Falcon's wavetable and pluck synth.

Falcon Singles - Oud


Multi-sampled oud, originally sampled for my Alchemy library Aqualignum, providing various articulations like single accents with 5 velocity layers - 3x round robin, up/down slides with 2x round robin and sample start control, vibrato notes with 3x round robin, tremolos, trills, repetitions, bowed strings, some granular patches, processed FX sounds, pads and bass sounds using wavetables extracted from oud samples and pluck synths using oud samples to excite the resonators.

Up to 20 Macros and switches plus the modulation wheel are assigned in each patch, many also use aftertouch, providing detailed control over volume envelopes, filtering, amplitude- and pitch modulations, EQ-ing, dynamics, stereo animation and more. All patches use some sort of background image in the UI, split patches have colored key-zones in the Falcon keyboard for easier navigation.

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

Specs:


  • 18 patches
  • 794.4 MB of samples (218 wavs/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit/phase-aligned), 4 wavetables, 5 background images for the UI.
  • The content is not encrypted, so you can use the samples and wavetables in other samplers and synths or directly in your DAW.
  • Delivery: download
  • Library size in total: 806 MB
  • Price (paypal): € 21 EUR (50% off for Aqualignum license holders = € 10.50 EUR)



Product page.




Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Falcon AIR released on patchpool


Falcon Air combines organic acoustic samples with the plethora of synthesis forms available in Falcon. Often several different synthesis modules are combined within in one patch, many presets make use of the new multi-granular engine, the wavetable synth and the new physical modeling module introduced in Falcon. All samples, wavetables and images (for image re-synthesis in the WT synth) were created especially for this library.

Expressive hybrid instruments meet multi-sampled percussive sounds, sweet ambient pads, ethereal textures and minimal sequences are drowned in haunting granular abysses, electric guitar ambiences, feedback swells and mesmerizing industrial drones, technoid synth arps and big bass sounds are accompanied by ethnic drums, beautiful mallets and various chromatic percussion sounds.

The sample content was generated from multi-sampled percussion instruments and glass objects, industrial field recordings executed in factories, electric guitar instruments, weird sounds of electronic gadgets captured with special coil microphones, audio-morphed vocal sounds and electronic soundscapes, also re-synthesizing and audio-morphing acoustic sounds with programs like Metasynth, Morph and Kaleidoscope, to name a few.

All patches have up to 30 Macros and switches assigned, most make use of the modulation wheel, quite a few also use aftertouch. In many patches tempo-synced modulators are used to animate the amplitudes and filters of the involved samples and sound generators, often key-switchable 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-coloring in Falcon's keyboard which makes it easier to navigate through the various split sounds.

Specs:


  • 2.57 GB of original samples (538 wavs/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit/phase-aligned), 24 wavetables, 1 single cycle waveform, 2 impulse responses, 11 images - very few samples were borrowed from other patchpool libraries. The content is not encrypted, so you can use the samples and wavetables in other samplers and synths or directly in your DAW.
  • 102 patches combining most synthesis forms available in Falcon.  
  • Library size in total: 2.6 GB  
  • Delivery: download (RAR-archive in 3 parts for better download handling)
  • Price: € 56 EUR


Sampled acoustic Instruments:


  • Chinese opera cymbals, bowed and beaten, also hand cymbals
  • Wahwah tube
  • Water drums / jicara de aqua (a pair of water pumpkins)
  • Various bell types like Japanese wind bells, Nepalese crotales, bell trees, camel bells, sleigh bells, bronze bells, swirling bells (solid sonic triangles)
  • Glass gongs
  • Large frame drum
  • Amped electric guitar - drones, feedback swells, chord textures, e-bow sounds


Patch categories:


  • Bells (13) 
  • Cymbals - Percussion (11)
  • Guitars (12)
  • Mallets - Plucks (12)
  • Pads - Textures (18)
  • Sequencer - Arps (11)
  • Soundscapes - Drones - FX (14)
  • Synths - Keys (11)


All acoustic samples in this library were recorded with 3, sometimes 4 top notch microphones (Neumann/Shure) in L-C-R in 48 Khz/24 Bit, the microphone signals of all acoustic 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 this library with more details, the licence agreement, and the patchlist including descrtptions and playing tips here.

Product page.



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Coming soon: Phonemklatura for Phonem



Phonemklatura contains 100+ patches for the exceptional vocal synthesizer Phonem (PPG/Wolfgang Palm). These sounds are not aiming at any kind of vocal pseudo-realism, on the contrary, I am using the versatile and expressive vocal character of this synthesizer to create beautiful and delicate pads, ethereal textures, haunting and alien voices, phonetic experiments, tempo-synced vocaloid mayhem, robotic voices and other synthetic sounds only faintly reminding of their vocaloid origin. Often Phonem's wavetable synthesizer is used to excite the vocal resonators, resources created inside PPGs Wavemapper 2 - which also re-synthesizes sampled sounds - will be an additional sonic source for the excitation, expanding the possible palette of sounds even more.

As Phonem's onboard effects are very basic, I will also supply some effect chains for Logic 10.2 and Cubase 8 to use with some of the presets. These patches will make extensive use of Phonem's x/y-pads which can be automated in any DAW and the modulation wheel, sometimes Aftertouch will also be engaged.

Specs:

  • Approximately 100 patches
  • ETA: end of January 2016
  • Pre-order price: € 22 EUR
  • Price on release: € 28 EUR




Demos:
All demos were produced entirely with Phonem using only patches from Phonemklatura, some post-processing was applied (delay/reverb/chorus), if several instances of Phonem were used in a track, some volume automation was used.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Coming soon: Falcon AIR

After spending spring and summer with UVI's Falcon, alpha- and beta-testing it and creating 100+ patches for the Falcon factory library, it's now time to make some more sounds for this hybrid monster:



Falcon Air combines organic acoustic samples with the plethora of synthesis forms available in Falcon. Often several different synth modules will be combined in one patch, many presets will make use of the new multi-granular engine, the wavetable synth and the new physical modelling module. All samples, wavetables and images (for image re-synthesis in the WT synth) will be created especially for this library. Expressive hybrid instruments meet percussive sounds and deep impacts, sweet ambient pads, ethereal texures and minimal sequences are drowned in haunting granular abysses and mesmerizing drones, funky synth arps and big bass sounds are accompanied by ethnic drums and chromatic percussion sounds.

The sample content will be generated from multi-sampled percussion instruments and metallic/glass objects, industrial field recordings executed in factories and scrapyards, acoustic and electric guitar instruments, weird sounds of electronic gadgets captured with special coil mics, vocal performances and electronic soundscapes, also re-synthesizing and audio-morphing acoustic sounds with programs like Alchemy 2, Metasynth, Morph and Kaleidoscope.

All patches have the modulation wheel and 8 or more Macros assigned, quite a few also use aftertouch. In many patches tempo-synced 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 Falcon's keyboard which makes it easier to navigate through the various split sounds.

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, sometimes also adding a 4th microphone for e.g. the backside of a drum. All microphone signals are phase-aligned which enhances the stereo field and the transparency of the recorded samples.

Specs:


  • Approximately 100 patches combining all synthesis forms in Falcon.
  • Approximately 2 GB of original sample content.
  • Approximately 30 - 40 new wavetables.
  • ETA: around New Year
  • Pre-order price (paypal): € 40 EUR
  • Price on release: € 50 EUR

Product page.



Videos, tutorials, experiments, demos for my factory sounds:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Resurrection for Alchemy 2 released

After 2+ months with Alchemy 2, here it comes:



Resurrection for Alchemy 2 contains a broad range of top notch meticulously crafted presets with the focus on as much sonic diversity possible. The 98 patches (x8 snapshots in Alchemy's remix pad) make extensive use of the new features introduced in version 2, like the new spectral and additive re-synthesis and spectral morphing, the improved granulator with multiple grain streams, FM synthesis, and the extended FX section with 4 independent effect racks and convolution reverb.

Multisampled instruments like water-bells, stick cello, marching drum and other percussion sounds meet an array of resynthesized acoustic sounds - also mult-sampled - like flute, violin, trombone,
harp, chimes, e-bowed guitar, psaltery and mandolin or bowed metallophones and are often layered with electronic textures also derived from re-synthesized images. Lush pads, haunting and enchanting
soundscapes, massive drones, expressive fantasy instruments, fascinating morph-textures, playful and groovy sequencers and intricate rhythmical textures compose a versatile collection of new sounds applicable in all kinds of genres, from ambient to new-age to electronica, world-fusion, science-fiction and soundtrack work.

Complex modulation routings and controller assignments enable the user to deeply interact with the sounds and shape them according to his/her needs.

You can view/download the PDF for this library with more details, the license agreement and the patchlist, including playing tips and short descriptions here.

Specs:

  • 98 patches (x8 snapshots in Alchemy's remix pad).
  • 1.8 GB of original samples (wav/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit), some samples were borrowed from other patchpool libraries.
  • All acoustic samples were recorded in L-C-R using three Neumann mics, all signals were phase-aligned.
  • 1.22 GB of re-synthesized samples (spectral/additive in Alchemy's aaz.-format).
  • Library size in total: 3 GB uncompressed.
  • Delivery: download - compressed RAR-archive in 3 parts for better download handling.
  • Price (paypal): € 48 EUR

Product page.




Friday, October 16, 2015

2nd Thoughts for Zebra released on patchpool



For years I wanted to create another soundset for u-he's legendary software synthesizer Zebra, as the patchpool journey started with some Kontakt patches and a sound-bank for Zebra. 2nd Thoughts contains 86 fresh patches for the legendary Zebra synthesizer. Since my first soundset for it, I gathered even more experience and knowledge about synth programming, sound design and sonic art in general, all of this has accumulated in this set.

This collection includes rich animated textures, drones and pads, often tempo-synced, expressive and fat leads, intricate sequencer grooves, snappy plucks and versatile bass sounds, beautiful tonal and haunting atonal soundscapes, experimental noises and physically modeled fantasy instruments. All of the oscillator waveforms and wavetables were created in Zebra's wavetable editor and all patches have up to four x/y-Macros assigned. All patches also make use of the modulation wheel and often aftertouch. 

Download/view the pdf with more infos, the licence agreement and the patchlist here.



Sunday, August 30, 2015

Coming soon: Resurrection for Alchemy 2


Alchemy 2 is back inside LogicX and it offers some very useful new features for creating fresh and exciting sounds. Resurrection for Alchemy contains a broad range of top notch presets with the focus on as much sonic diversity possible.

Multisampled instruments - percussion, string instruments, woodwinds and more - meet resynthesized acoustic sounds and granulated electronic textures. Lush pads, haunting soundscapes, massive drones, playful sequencers and intricate rhythmical textures compose a versatile collection of new sounds. Complex modulation routings and controller assignments enable the user to deeply interact with the presets and shape them according to his/her needs.

Specs:


  • Approximately 2 GB of original samples, some samples are borrowed from other patchpool libraries
  • Approximately 100 presets (x8 snapshots in the remix pad)
  • ETA: 2nd half of Octobre
  • Delivery: download
  • Price on release: € 45 EUR
  • Pre-order price: € 36 EUR

Note: This sound library requires Alchemy 2 inside LogicX.





Friday, May 29, 2015

Aureus Ventus for HALion 5 released on patchpool

Today I released my second sound- and sample library for Steinberg's hybrid sampler/granulator/synthesizer HALion 5 - Aureus Ventus.



Aureus Ventus - Golden Wind - is a unique library for HALion 5 which combines flute with all sorts of achromatic and chromatic percussion instruments like Hang percussion, various chimes (also glass chimes), glockenspiel, gongs, crotales, bells, singing bowls, some deep drums, break drums (steel break discs) and more.

The flute sounds for this library were created by using a special playing technique named Pars-Pro-Toto, invented by german flutist Andreas Mazur who also performed the samples used in Aureus Ventus. He found a method to create beautiful and expressive flute sounds by playing on the single parts of a conventional flute using special fingerings and embouchure techniques. This yields sounds somewhere in between a shakuhachi, an okarina, a viola and a voice, hard to describe in words really…

Multi-sampled bass flute instruments, some vocal and string sounds and temposynced percussion loops are also be included in this library.

In addition to the above a wealth of electronic derivatives create a counterpoint to the acoustic sound worlds. Tonal soundscapes, ethereal tinkles, warm and ominous drones, minimal sequences, lush pads and other fascinating textures created with programs like Kaleidoscope, crusherX, Metasynth, GRM Tools, Serum and Zynaptiq's Morph are layered with the acoustic sounds to create expressive instruments.

The patches will make use of HALion’s exceptional granular engine, it’s deep sample player and the synth engine, often layering or splitting different synthesis forms in one patch with key-switchable articulations or sound-combinations and round robin alternations.

All of the 108 presets have the 8 Quick Controls and the Modulation Wheel assigned, many also use Aftertouch and/or HALion's Sphere-modulator, some make use of the FlexPhraser and Trigger Pads.

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.

Specifications:
  • 108 patches
  • 3.99 GB of original samples (wav/48 Khz/24 Bit/stereo)
  • Delivery: download
  • Price: € 68 EUR
More info on the product page.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Serum soundsets discounted through May 24th!

Both patchpool libaries for Xfer Record's Serum wavetable synthesizer are discounted at 22% through May 24th.


Sonic Tabulator was my first soundset for Serum, released shortly after Serum's release and compiles 101 patches including 88 wavetables and 226 MB of samples.







Tabula Rasa is the sequel, but quite different from the first set and has all 4 Macros assigned per patch as the modulation matrix had been expanded with Serum version 1.03. This set and offers 104 patches, 330 MB of sample, 114 wavetables and 42 LFO shapes.





The Serum bundle is also discounted and can be found on the overview page.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Coming soon: Aureus Ventus for HALion 5


Aureus Ventus - Golden Wind - is a unique library for HALion 5 which combines flute and other woodwinds with all sorts of achromatic and chromatic percussion instruments like Hang percussion, various chimes (also glass chimes), Glockenspiel, gongs, bells, singing bowls and more.

The flute sounds for this library are created by using a special playing technique named Pars-Pro-Toto, invented by german flutist Andreas Mazur who also performed the samples used in Aureus Ventus. He found a method to create beautiful and expressive flute sounds by playing on the single parts of a conventional flute using special fingerings and embouchure techniques. This yields sounds somewhere in between a shakuhachi, an okarina, a viola and a voice, hard to describe in words really…

Multi-sampled bass flute instruments, some vocal and string sounds and temposynced percussion loops will also be included in this library.

In addition to the above a wealth of electronic derivatives create a counterpoint to the acoustic sound worlds. Tonal soundscapes, ethereal tinkles, warm drones, minimal sequences, lush pads and other fragile textures created with programs like Kaleidoscope, crusherX, Metasynth, GRM Tools, Serum and Zynaptiq’s Morph are layered with the acoustic sounds to create expressive instruments.

The patches will make use of HALion’s exceptional granular engine, it’s deep sample player and the synth engine, often layering or splitting different synthesis forms in one patch with key-switchable articulations or sound-combinations and round robin alternations.

All of the roundabout 80 patches have the 8 Macros and the Modwheel assigned, many also use Aftertouch and/or HALion’s Sphere-modulator, some make use of the Flex Phraser and Trigger Pads.

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

Specifications:

  • Approximately 80 patches
  • Roundabout 3+ GB of original samples
  • ETA: 2nd half of May
  • Delivery: download
  • Price on release: € 59 EUR
  • Pre-order price: € 48 EUR


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

More info and pictures of some of the sampled instruments can be found on the product page.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Final Sale - Alchemy Farewell Tour - discounted Alchemy library on patchpool through March 8th




After the miraculous disappearance of Camel Audio and the announcement that there would be no Alchemy version 2 and no further development of this unique instrument, I was in a state of consternation and sonic shock for a while, as I had many plans for it in the pipeline. Now that I’ve overcome this state and said good bye to Alchemy internally, here is a final sale for all eight libraries I created over the last 4 years, plus another collection of patches formerly compiled in the unlimited subscription.

Altogether these libraries comprise 17+ Gigabytes of samples which were produced originally for these libraries and 670+ patches (x8 variations).

Final sale means, that there will be no more discounts after March 8th, I will let these libraries live on patchpool for a bit longer afterwards and then tuck them away in a legacy section of the website.


So if some of you are in need of more of my Alchemy sounds with discount of up to 30% and even more on the big bundle, now is the chance to do so.

All libraries on one page.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Tabula Rasa for Serum released

I have just released my second set for Serum:



All wavetables in this set are created from scratch, either by resynthesizing acoustic instruments, vocals, percussion, hardware synthesizers and sounds derived from organic and inorganic materials like wood, metal, plastic and glass or by creating wavetables and single cycle waveforms in Serum’s own editor.

34 wav-samples were produced especially for this set including cinematic soundscapes and drones, abstract and atonal textures and acoustic percussion sounds.

Complex modulation routings 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 expressive leads, deep basses and edgy stabs.

You can view/download the PDF for this set including the licence agreement, more info and a detalled patchlist [url=http://www.patchpool.de/Sounds/z_pdfs/Tabula_Rasa_Readme.pdf]here[/url].

Specs:

  • 104 patches (75.9 MB)
  • 34 samples (44.1 Khz/24 Bit/stereo) - 313 MB
  • All patches have Velocity, Modwheel and four Macros assigned, most patches also use Aftertouch
  • 114 wavetables (50 MB)
  • 42 LFO shapes
  • Library size: 458,2 MB installed
  • Delivery: Download
  • Price (paypal): € 30 EUR

Product page.

All demos were produced entirely with Serum using only patches from Tabula Rasa, 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. Only one demo uses external reverb processing, as mentioned in the track title.



Some videos:









Many more videos for this set can be found in this youtube playlist.

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.