Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Sound Library MetaVox for Alchemy released on patchpool

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Sound Library MetaVox for Alchemy released on patchpool

    I just released this new sound library for Achemy:






    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
      *Price € 36 Euro


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

    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.

    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 needs and preferences. Also the patches can 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 demos were produced entirely with Alchemy using only patches from MetaVox, no post-processing was applied apart from a Limiter on the Outputs and some volume automation if several instances of Alchemy were used in a track. Only one demo uses 3rd party reverb as mentioned in the track title.





    Here are some videos I made with patches from MetaVox:


    Tuva&Violin Scape
    ?


    One more life:



    ViolaVox Dreamy Arp Cloud



    ViolaVox 3 Flago Trios



    Tuva Drone Choir FM Split



    Stratosphere



    Gibberish Quartet



    Sequenced Harmonic Quartet?



    Product page


    Thank's for reading


    Simon Stockhausen
    Last edited by Sampleconstruct; 08-28-2013, 05:07 PM.

    Homepage

  • #2
    The attention to detail you put into your work is impressive. Nice library.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by aoVI View Post
      The attention to detail you put into your work is impressive. Nice library.
      Thank you for the feedback, I do spend a lot of time with each patch and keep on revisiting "finished" patches too.

      Homepage

      Comment


      • #4
        Great job Simon. Just downloaded and started playing with the patches. Very usable material and as always gives the musician many ideas for compositions. As a matter of fact I think between Alchemy, Iris, Chromaphone, Diversion, Zebra2 and Absynth at least one or more of your patches is in everything I do. Maybe you're the real composer and I, a mere orchestrator/arranger:-)

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Bobbotov View Post
          Great job Simon. Just downloaded and started playing with the patches. Very usable material and as always gives the musician many ideas for compositions. As a matter of fact I think between Alchemy, Iris, Chromaphone, Diversion, Zebra2 and Absynth at least one or more of your patches is in everything I do. Maybe you're the real composer and I, a mere orchestrator/arranger:-)
          Thank you Bob, whenever I listen to your tracks on the cloud I feel that they are 100% Bobotov even if there are some timbral traces of Simon here and there, so don't worry about who is composing If the patches inspire you to compose new stuff I have succeeded in what I actually want to do with all of this.

          Homepage

          Comment


          • #6
            Inspiration you do provide for sure on so many levels. It is all about sound magic, nicht wahr? In that endeavor we are all contributors. I think one of the main attributes of a really good sound designer is just that: understanding what composers need to serve as the impetus for composition. A unique sound can invoke so many possibilities. I personally fall in love with particular sounds and in turn I love to feature good sound design in everything I do. I think most ambient/soundscape composers feel that way. So your efforts are greatly appreciated.

            Comment


            • #7
              That's a great post, Bobbotov and says very succinctly what a lot of us feel about Simon's sound design work! I've been meaning to add this particular library to my Alchemy collection... and will probably do so before the 18th! I'm guessing that everyone here will understand the significance of that particular date.
              My Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sequent7

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Nemo View Post
                That's a great post, Bobbotov and says very succinctly what a lot of us feel about Simon's sound design work! I've been meaning to add this particular library to my Alchemy collection... and will probably do so before the 18th! I'm guessing that everyone here will understand the significance of that particular date.
                The 18th....the 18th...the 18th...the 18th? Oh, the 18th

                Homepage

                Comment


                • #9
                  This library is discounted at 22% until the 29th of Octobre.

                  Homepage

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X