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

Product page

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%.

Product page.
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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.:


Friday, November 1, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Muted Thai Gongs from Scattered Entity

The now scripted patch "Muted Thai Gongs Split" from Scattered Entity Vol. 1 for MachFive 3 in a little demo video, playing the sequence I composed for the audio demo in 2 passes tweaking the controls live, of course all controls can be automated via Midi CCs as well.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

More timpanies from Scattered Entity

Two timpani patches in this track: "Bouncing Timps Granular" made with granulated samples of dropping rubber balls on the timp and then moving the pedal up and down (sending the sound through the Auto Wah FX in the end of the demo) - and "Timpani Dynamic Rolls" with several dynamic timp rolls/swells at different velocities, long/short/hard beater/soft beater...sub-bass fiesta!

Deal of the week: No Boundaries for Reaktor DRON-E

Through Novembre 3 (Sunday) this soundset is discounted at 25%.



Product page

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Video with Scattered Entity sounds

Stepping through some sounds from Scattered Entity for MachFive 3 in this video - Evil Grains, Scape Synth, VibraQuencer, Vibratophone:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Deal of the week: Chromaphone Banks

Through Novembre 1st both my soundsets for Chromaphone Modelled Reality and ChromaZone are discounted at 25%.

Product page




Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dark Drone

Two MachFive-3 patches ("Waterphone Calm Textures" and "Scape Synth") from Scattered Entity Vol. 1 processed with B2 reverb compose this dark drone texture.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Waterphone Contemplation

After  5 days of cutting and editing waterphone samples I know have a great collection of sounds. Here is a demo using 4 instances of MachFive, each one playing a different waterphone patch. There are 2 keyswitchable Trio-patches involved, where you can choose on the interface which 3 samples/trios you're playing, how you want them mapped, sampling or granular, lot's of modulation options, then there is the Long Bow Pad in the 2nd half of the demo, with 13 multisampled long pitches over the entire waterphone range using a violin bow, sometimes crossfading different parts of a recording to get these ethereal sustained sounds. The metal percussion is also waterphone. There will be about 600 MB of waterphone samples (around 100 samples) in this library.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Deal of the week on patchpool - MetaVox for Alchemy

For the next month or so, every five days one ore more patchpool product will be discounted at 22%.

The first discount is on MetaVox for Alchemy, my latest sound library for Alchemy.


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Waterphone Sphere


Ambient demo combining the first three waterphone patches from Scattered Entity for MachFive 3 - 100% waterphone sounds, 100% MachFive 3.
The percussive sounds were made by hitting the bottom of the waterphone with a soft beater, the patch has 6x round robin samples and produces some great sub-bass frequencies.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Granular Piano Snippets


Improvising with the MachFive 3-patch "Granular Piano Snippets" - 21 keyswitchable piano snippets isolated from recordings where several performers are treating a Steinway grand, on the keys and inside the piano. Tweaking the 8 assigned Macros via Midi Controllers on the fly. 100% MachFive 3.


Singing Bowls from Scattered Entity


Here is a video playing around with the now scripted MachFive 3-patch "Singing Bowls Trio Split" from the sound library Scattered Entity Vol. 1.

3 differently sized singing bowls, multisampled at 3 velocities/3x round robin, split across the keyboard. As you see in the vid each bowl has a dedicated panel with lots of options to shape/micro and macro-tune/twist/modulate/animate the sounds around, on the second scripting page you'll find all the FX.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Coming early Novembre: Scattered Entity Vol. 1 for MachFive 3




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

Content Vol. 1:
Roundabout 3 GB of original samples (wav/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit).
100+ patches/instruments combining all synthesis methods available in MachFive.


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


Sampled Instruments: 

  • Celtic harp with 27 strings - multisampled with several velocity layers and round robin, harp glissandi, prepared harp samples
  • Bowed strings
  • Woodwinds
  • Chromatic and achromatic percussion (Thai gongs, Tamtam, bowed vibraphone, Djembe and more)
  • Timpani


All patches will have the 8 Macros assigned in the info tab, quite a few patches will also have custom scripting for extended sound manipulation features and a nice front end.

ETA: early Novembre 2013
Delivery: Download

Price on release (paypal): € 65 Euro, pre-order Scattered Entity for € 52 now
and save 20%

Product page

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

MetaVox for Alchemy released on patchpool



MetaVox for Alchemy is build around the exceptional overtone and throat singing of Gareth Lubbe, a true master of his craft. As Gareth is actually a professional orchestral viola player this library also contains several patches with viola sounds, the viola being a string instrument with a great resemblance to the human voice. During the recording session we also recorded duets of Gareth singing and playing the viola at the same time, these sample make for some more beautiful and wondrous sounds in Alchemy.

There are also patches with female vocals, using samples which were recorded during a recent session with Frauke Albert, a renown german vocalist (soprano), working mainly in the field of contemporary music.

As an additional string instrument some sounds also use violin samples, another instrument which has a very voice-like character and blends beautifully with the vocals sounds in this library.

Besides using the original vocal and string samples (and resynthed derivatives thereof) for making the Alchemy patches, I am fascinated in the microcosmic interior of harmonics, so I produced quite a few electronic derivatives of the samples, created by e.g. detaching the harmonics from the root note, then deleting the root note only leaving the harmonics which are then furtherly processed, timestretched, spectralized, tuned to a tempered scale and more.

So you will find a broad spectrum of sounds reaching from meditative overtone drones to fascinating throat singing to otherworldly vocal soundscapes, from technoid and pulsating sequencers to beautiful vocal pads and textures, from warm string pads with an orchestral character to experimental noises from a different universe.

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


MetaVox Specs:

  • 1.8 Gigabyte of original samples (wav) and resynthed files (.aaz)
  • 56 patches with 8 variations each in Alchemy's Remix Pad, all Performance Controllers and both x/y-pads are assigned for each patch.
  • Delivery: download - RAR-archive in 3 parts for better download handling - download size: 1.4 GB
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.

Please note: This library requires the full version of Alchemy (version 1.55 and higher). It does not work with the Alchemy player version. 

Price (paypal): € 36 Euro



Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Coming soon on patchpool: MetaVox for Alchemy




MetaVox for Alchemy focusses on the exceptional overtone singing of Gareth Lubbe, a true master of his craft who recently became the first professor for overtone singing in Germany. As Gareth is actually a professional orchestral viola player this library also contains several patches with viola sounds, the viola being a string instrument with a great resemblance to the human voice. During the recording session we also recorded duets of Gareth singing and playing the viola at the same time, these sample will make for some more beautiful and wondrous Alchemy sounds.

There will also be several patches with female vocals using samples which were recorded during a recent session with Frauke Albert, a renown german vocalist (soprano), working mainly in the field of contemprary music.

As an additional string instrument I will also use some recently recorded violin samples, another instrument which has a very voice-like character and blends beautifully with the vocals sounds in this library.

Besides using the original vocal and string samples (and resynthed derivatives thereof) for making the Alchemy patches, I am fascinated in the microcosmic interior of harmonics, so I am producing quite a few electronic derivatives of the samples, created by e.g. detaching the harmonics from the root note, then deleting the root note only leaving the harmonics which are then furtherly processed, timestretched, spectralized, tuned to a tempered scale and more.


MetaVox Specs:

  • Approximately 1.8 Gigabyte of original samples (wav) and resynthed files (.aaz)
  • 50 - 60 patches with 8 variations each in Alchemy's Remix Pad, all Peformance Controllers and both x/y-pads assigned for each patch.
  • ETA (release): around Septembre 9 - 2013
  • Delivery: Download
Please note: This Sound Bank requires the full version of Alchemy.
It does not work with the Alchemy player version. 

Price on release (paypal): € 35 Euro, pre-order MetaVox for € 28 now
and save 20%




Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Patchpool Summer Group Sale - ends July 15











In this group sale every participant pays the fixed sum of € 40 Euros and chooses from the products available for that group sale level. The more buyers join the group buy the more products can be obtained.

You can either wait until the sale is over to choose your products and SoundPacks, or you can immediately choose your products once you've joined this sale. Whenever the sale reaches the next level, I will send out group mails to notify you about the current level.

Choose from soundsets and preset expansions for Alchemy, Kontakt, Absynth, Reaktor, Zebra, MFM2, Filterscape, Iris, Stutter Edit, Diversion, Chromaphone, ElectraX, Padshop Pro and Tremor and from SoundPacks and LoopPacks for post production and sound design.

Visit the group sale page to get an overview of the various product categories.