Steinberg Intros Granular Symphonies Sound Library By Simon Stockhausen

granular-symphoniesSteinberg has released Granular Symphonies, an expansion pack for Padshop/Padshop Pro, created by the acclaimed composer and sound designer Simon Stockhausen.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

With beautifully intricate textures, pads and leads, Granular Symphonies spans 2 GB of exquisite content, featuring instrumental and vocal samples recorded and edited by the man himself plus 260 supplementary presets.

Simon Stockhausen said he hopes that “this library will inspire many composers around the world and expand their sonic palette to paint beautiful, haunting, wondrous and enchanting musical pictures.”

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New Music From Robert Rich

Ambient artist Robert Rich created this hour-long sound portrait of one day, Frozen Day, by recording and processing the ambient sound in the garden behind his house.

He’s sharing it via SoundCloud as his ’50th birthday present to you’.

Here are the technical details behind Frozen Day, as explained by Rich: Continue reading

Bernie Krause: The Voice Of The Natural World

‘Soundscape ecologist’ Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes, the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae, for 45 years. Krause was a pioneer of electronic music in the 60′s and 70′s, on his recordings with Paul Beaver, and, more recently, in sound environment recording.

In this TED talk, Krause discusses “what we can learn through nature’s symphonies”