Twisted Tools Releases Transform

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Twisted Tools has released Transform – a new sample collection that provides a variety of sound effects for both sound design and music production

Transform is an extensive collection of field recordings, sound effects and designed sounds developed by sound designer Jean-Edouard Miclot (a.k.a. JEDSOUND).

Transform features over 1.6 Gigabytes of 24-bit/96khz audio, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer enriched metadata and processed using a plethora of sound design tools, such as Symbolic Sound’s Kyma.

Transform comes with sampler presets for the EXS24MKII, Kontakt, Battery, Maschine and Reaktor, as well as the all new MP16c sampler for Reaktor (full app). The library also includes MP16c templates for Maschine, Kore and TouchOSC for the iPad, as well as bonus material by Richard Devine.

Twisted Tools transform is priced at $69 and is available now.

60 Years Of The Wilhelm Scream

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This is a bit off topic – but this video compiles 60 years of the use of the “Wilhelm Scream’ – a popular stock scream that has been used in countless films, tv shows, and video games.

It’s sort of the Amen Break of cinema.

It was recorded in 1951 for Distant Drums, but has become a bit of a sound editor’s inside joke, finding infamy when sound magician Ben Burtt snuck it into the films he was working on, especially Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

via Cinexcellence

EMS Synthi AKS Mk 1 Improvisations

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This set of videos captures Alka’s improvisations on the EMS Synthi AKS Mk 1 analog synthesizer.

The EMS Synthi AKS has been in production, if only with extremely limited availability, since 1972. It’s notable for its suitcase design, matrix synthesizer patching and popularity with synth pioneers, including Brian Eno, Jean Michel Jarre and Pink Floyd.

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