Earth shattering drones, twisted pads, piercing modulations, weird transmissions and more
Distortion & Feedback is the first in the new series of Analogue Workshop sound libraries released by Ian Boddy Waveforms. It is intended that each volume in this series will focus in on one aspect of analogue sound design possible on modular and vintage synthesisers.
This library contains 300 samples (150 longer looped sounds & 150 one shots) meticulously programmed and recorded from analogue modular and vintage synthesisers.
These samples are not for the faint hearted. Every single sound uses some form of either audio or control voltage distortion, feedback or general sonic ill treatment. A new custom designed graphical interface has been scripted in Kontakt to provide even more variation and programming opportunities in the way the sounds are presented. This is rounded out by a set of impulse responses for the convolution reverb taken directly from analogue modules such as spring reverbs and bucket-brigade delays to further enhance the overall sound character.
The sounds and patches run the full gamut from earth shattering drones, twisted pads, piercing modulations and weird transmissions to eerily haunting feedback oscillations.
The one-shot section contains a range of crunchy, nasty, throbbing short percussive sounds and FX that can be used to spice up any drum kit or add impact to key moments in your musical compositions.
Kontakt 4 interface
The sounds have been mapped out into over 500 Kontakt 4 format patches using the new custom designed GUI. They are grouped into two basic categories:
RAW - These are the basic raw audio samples (looped where appropriate) presented with all the FX & filter sections turned off in the GUI. For added convenience each folder has an “All” patch for audition purposes. Thus it is easy to play each of the samples as they were recorded or to experiment with the GUI from a default state for creating your own patches.
TREATED - The same folder structure is used as for the raw sounds but here full use is made of the GUI to further treat & enhance the samples. Furthermore useful collections of similar sounds are grouped into various multi-sets or velocity cross-fade patches.
300 samples at 44.1Khz, 24 bit in WAV format
Mixture of stereo & mono samples
Raw audio recorded from the following analogue synthesisers:
Livewire, Metasonix, Harvestman, WMD & Flight of Harmony modules
Minimoog & Moog Voyager
Metasonix TM-2 tube BP filter
TLA Ebony A2Stereo Processor
About Ian Boddy and the Waveforms series
Waveforms is a series of downloadable sample libraries from Something Else Music Limited. This company is run by the well respected UK sound designer Ian Boddy who has been producing sample libraries since 1992. His work includes Ambient Volumes 1 & 2, Malice in Wonderland, Morphology, Analogue Sequencer Loops & Outer Limits for Zero-G and Transmission-X for Sample Magic. He has also provided patch & sample content for Camel Audio (including his own Analogica soundbank), LinPlug & Rob Papen Soundware.
Boddy’s musical career actually goes all the way back to 1980. He has a successful solo musical career having released over 30 solo & collaborative albums, performed over 150 concerts in the UK, Europe & the USA and runs the highly respected ambient music label DiN which has currently released 39 CDs. Furthermore he also composes library music for the UK’s largest independent library music company DeWolfe having written 12 such titles for them to date.
"An excellent-value library of unique, organic synth sounds that range from weird and nasty to fragile and haunting." - Music Tech (Rating 9/10)
"...instant atmosphere, power and weight in a pack that´s begging to be played with, teased and cherished." - Future Music (Rating 9/10)
"I love stuff like this, it’s different, it’s out of the norm, but it’s fun and useful since it brings a different type of sound to the table." - soundsandgear.com
"Sci-fi sound designers and techno producers are probably going to be the most interested, although it’s easy to imagine many of the sounds being used in quirky indie-rock mixes as a means of adding aggression, interest and excitement." - Sound on Sound