Total Musik has introduced Polyphonic Wretch Machine – a new sample library for Kontakt based on the Metasonix S-1000 Wretch Machine vacuum tube synthesizer.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
This is the culmination of years of planning and recording – Totalmusik’s first library focusing on the sounds of the Metasonix S-1000 Wretch Machine, the pinnacle of decades of advancement in Vacuum and gas-tube synthesizer design.
S1000_2The Metasonix S-1000 Wretch Machine is the only commercially available synthesizer to use gas-tube oscillators as the fundamental sound source. This technology predates most of the recognized synthesis advancements of the 20th century, and was abandoned in favor of integrated circuits. The waveforms generated by these gas-filled wonders of yesterday are a beauty unto themselves – wildly variable, inherently unique, and filled with atmosphere.
At the helm of this recording is Michael Weeks, who has been involved with the S-1000 Wretch Machine since its inception. Brought to life at Metasonix with help from Michael’s constant prodding to create an integrated rack mount synthesizer, and named after his band The Wretch, Michael has clocked more hours behind the wheel of the Wretch Machine than anyone outside of Eric Barbour.
The goal of this library is simple: provide the most comprehensive and raw presentation of the heart of the Wretch Machine to sound designers via painstakingly recorded samples of its oscillators. Utilizing a scripted interface in Kontakt 4, we provide basic building blocks for sound designers to truly integrate these incredible waveforms into their studio environment.
See the Total Musik site for audio samples and pricing info.
2 thoughts on “New Sample Library Will Make You Wretch Polyphonically”
I've never read all the stuff on the Metasonix site before… holy raunchy writeups!
Mike is a great guy… I got to hear a few of the kontakt instruments while he was working on them in his studio, and they sound incredible. The samples on the website are cool, but you need to hear them in person to really understand how unique and expressive they are. I wish him all the success in the world. BUY IT!!!!!!!