Friday, March 29, 2013
Today's free sample was created via Physical Modeling in Logic's built-in Scuplture synth. It's a sort of plucked string instrument. 7 mutli-samples as 24-bit/44.1k WAV files weighing in around 6.3 MB.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Matrixsynth has had a dedicated blog category for Synth Babes in appreciation for some of the comely lasses in the electronic music world. But where's the love for the studly male synth players? My friend Barry, who I am sure was searching for something totally innocuous when he found it, showed me the Sexy Men of the Synthesizer, a Tumblr dedicated to just that
Teenage Engineering, creators of the oft-lusted-after, OP-1, interviewed programmer Christoff Berg, who worked on Depeche Mode's just-released "Delta Machine" album. Check it out!
KMS Drums is a free, multi-sampled drum set instrument for Windows and Mac from Pipeline Audio. The acoustic kit samples were recorded at the Kailua Music School in Oahu, Hawaii. The installation is slightly more complex than usual, requiring you to download the plug-in file for your preferred platform (Windows VST, Mac VST and AU), the sample library itself, and a "Universal MS2 file".
Friday, March 22, 2013
"I recorded these abrasive samples playing my fretless Fender bass through a bevy of pedals including a Catalinbread Heliotrope "Analog Bit Crusher", an Electro-Harmonix Ring Thing and a Devi Ever Soda Might. Put into a cranked Ampeg bass amp and recorded with a Zoom H4 about 6 inches from the cone. The combination of Ring Mod and fretless slides produced a lot of useful(?) wobbling. These could easily be used to create basslines on their own, could supplement synth bass, or could be used for bass "fills". 20 samples at 24 bit 44.1 Wav. [Approximately 22 MB]"
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
(By the way, if you want some free samples of the Polymoog Vox Humana preset as used by Gary Numan, Hollowsun has some great ones in their free sample selection.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Otherbandsstuff.com is a blog run by someone who works at a live music venue. He takes pictures of the band's gear when they play there and posts them to the blog. Kind of cool to see what other artists are carting around with them on the road!
Friday, March 15, 2013
But, I couldn't send you into the weekend without pointing you in the direction of something free! SoundToys have released Little Microshift, Little Microshift utilizes separate delays and/or pitch shift amounts on the left and right, widening and thickening the signal whether it's a vocal, guitar, or synth. Note that SoundToys plug-ins require an iLok (BOOOOOOOOO!).
GO GET IT!