Sound designer Justin Dolby has released Smack My Batch Up, a free Max/MSP application for generating new sounds from samples with plugins.
Smack My Batch Up is a software tool for generating new sounds by processing old ones with VST plug-ins. The processing is automated so you can leave it running (once it has been set up), leaving you free to go and do other things. You can give it a folder of sounds and it will pass each one in turn through the effects and record them back onto your hard disk, ready for when you get back.?
Loophunter has released a free sample library, featuring the work of Studio Wormbone:
STUDIO WORMBONE FREE BUNDLE is a pack in which we got together all free sample packs from the whole product of our STUDIO WORMBONE producer; with over than 300 samples and loops, you will be able to get an idea of the 20 packs that you can find on our website. With styles as diverse as electro, house, techno, chill out, dubstep, hip-hop, dnb, and the likes.
A good way of having a little sample of each one of these incredible packs aimed at professional electronic music producers.
The free sample library is available as a .zip download at the Loop Hunter site.
New Sound Lab has released NSL008 Hard Drives -a new sound library that features recordings of four hard disk drives (3.5 inch – 5400 & 7200 RPM).
All essential hard drive sounds are included (boot up, read/write/copy/delete, power down). Additionally, each hard drive was opened up, manipulated, and ultimately destroyed to create a collection of raw, abstract and unique sounds. Found materials such as metal, cardboard, plastic, and tools were used to control the hard drive’s motor, platter, and head actuator. These sounds work especially well for creating the sounds of mechanical robot movements, electric motors, and futuristic machinery.
All sounds in this release are offered in 24bit 192khz Broadcast Wave format. Files are in a zip file, which includes a PDF with metadata.
Sunsine Audio has announced an iOS preset and sample subscription service.
Their iOS Subscription system works like this: When a new preset/sample pack is released, an email will be sent out to subscribers, containing an attachment or immediate download link.
Additionally customers will receive exclusive content, either in the form of extra content for existing packs or entirely new products.
In addition, Sunsine Audio has announced it will begin distributing iOS presets and samples developed by other labels. The first product that will be available is Luftrum 8, an Animog preset pack.
The 3-month subscription is priced at $28.99. This is an interesting new option for iOS musicians, but we’d like to se Sunsine set clear expectations on their site about what subscribers will get with their three month subscription.
Need a little inspiration? Then check out this tutorial, via muzik4machines, that demonstrates how to make a dubstep track out of the sounds of a dialup modem:
I have heard that dubstep sounds like a dialup modem, so I decided to test if the modem could sound like dubstep.
Every sound is from the opening handshake – there is no synth and no samples used, even the drums are all based on parts of the modem sound. The bass is pretty clearly shown in the intro from modem buzz to brostep wobble.