Recently, I have been learning how to program using the audio language ChucK.
Here is another video added to Youtube. This was another attempt at creating a setup that works for live performance. I tried to integrate more keyboard playing in this. Soon, I will be getting an old hardware MIDI sequencer that will make the prospect of live performance sound really fun! mp3 is available from SoundCloud
My next experiment is ready to come out of the laboratory- another free sample pack featuring a doumbek.
Kontakt Mapping for Brother Typewriter
sopulurn from KVR has created a mapping of the Brother Typewriter for Kontakt 5! He has kindly shared it with us. The file includes all of the samples in it.
"I mapped the press and release samples accordingly as in your SC mapping, plus the keys have a second "velocity layer" when you hit them harder that i made using the pressing sound from the "press+release" samples. there's also the rest of the sounds mapped over C4, including the three loops that play in whatever tempo has been set in the host."
You can download the Kontakt patch HERE (~6 mb)
Battery 3 Kit for Black Swamp Tambourine
Simon has kindly provided us with a Kit of the Black Swamp Tambourine for Native Instruments Battery 3. Simply load the kit and locate the folder containing the samples. You can get the download here.
Free Sample Pack- Brother Typewriter
I have released another free sample pack -- a vintage typewriter! It's a retro, blue, steel affair that smells like 50 years worth of cigarette smoke. I'd like to imagine that a frustrated news jockey sat before it while giving himself a black lung.
I sampled numerous mechanical sounds this typewriter produces during operation. The sample pack can be used for foley, sound fx, musical composition, and anything else that may come to mind. They were recorded dry as mono 16 bit 96khz .wav files using Audacity, a Shure SM-57 and a Behringer mixer.
Kontakt Patch for Black Swamp Tambourine
Steve from www.synthmagic.co.uk has graciously provided a patch of the Black Swamp Tambourine for NI Kontakt 4.2.3 and higher including version 5. The mapping includes a basic GUI and some extra controls like convolution reverb.
Download Kontakt patch for Black Swamp Tambourine Here (6mb)
Free Sample Pack- Black Swamp Tambourine
This is for all the people who have graciously provided many great, free samples over the years. I have made my own sample pack featuring a Black Swamp tambourine.
Remember seeing that band where the singer was haphazardly bashing on their hip a plastic circle with thin steel jingles? This is my response to that and my vision of what a tambourine should really sound like. You may be asking, "Tambourine? That's lame, why bother?" Well, I hope to show with these samples the nuance and charm of this instrument that is underestimated. Use it for orchestral scoring, ethnic/ world beats, or to spice up your rhythm tracks with a new sound.
Model TD2, 10'' diameter, ash body, calf skin head, hand hammered Phosphor bronze zills
Articulations at several velocity levels: Dry, shake roll, shell pound, standard hit, thumb roll, staccato thumb roll, zill spin, zill click, head slap, doum and tek.
The samples are in .wav format. I have included a mapping for the sampler ShortCircuit as well.
This sample pack is offered for free, with no guarantees. You may not sell them. If you want to feature it somewhere else ask me first, please. Used it in a track? Share it with me!
Demo of sounds (reverb added)
Who is it?
Subtersonic is a musician, percussionist, composer, editor, music theorist, and a human being. A blog about music stuff.