New Soundbank Inspired By Boards Of Canada & Ulrich Schnauss


Sounds for Synth has release a new soundbank, Juno 2013, for TAL-U-NO-LX containing 200 presets.

The soundbank is made with all electronic music genres in mind, drawing its main inspiration from Boards of Canada and Ulrich Schnauss. It features drifting keys and arpeggios, hypnotic techno lines together with lush, atmospheric pads and big basses, plus retro sounding 16th and 8th note basslines.

Here are audio demos of the patch library in action:

Juno 2013 is available for US $17.50 at the Sounds For Synth site.

via Soren Hybel

14 thoughts on “New Soundbank Inspired By Boards Of Canada & Ulrich Schnauss

  1. Sound banks for synths make me laugh. It is like someone buying a car and then never driving it.
    How are you meant to learn synthesis when you are loading up others sounds. It is hardly rocket science to make sounds on a synth.
    Boards of Canada etc, I have there early Vinyl on Skam records (where it started for them) , There early work was good.
    It is hard to believe people would want to buy anothers ‘musical style’ whilst not moving forward and creating their own ‘sonic identity’
    Synthesizers are there to explore and play with.
    Perhaps this company can also copy , Model 500,Drexciya,Fripp,Peter Hook,Eno, Psychic TV,Steve Hillage,Kraftwerk,Throbbing Gristle,luke slater,Derek May,Fuse,Cybotron,The Normal,Frank de Wulf,Moloko,Sven Vath,Detroit Escalator Company,Durruti Column,Laurie Anderson,Holger Zukay,Underworld, Doppler Effect,Underground resistance,etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc.
    The ‘sample packs’ and sounds in my musical opinion are basically just like auto accompaniment on a bontempi organ, basically cheesey as f’ck. I don’t think they flatter the original artist or the person they are sold to.
    I suppose these non products are aimed squarely at the uncool pretending to be cool rather than the auto didacts.
    Tears for Frankie!!!

    1. Why would anyone use a DAW to make music? How are you going to learn how to play instruments, if you’re using computers to play them for you?

      Yes, I’m using irony. Music is such a broad area that for the most of us it’s impossible to learn how to learn every aspect of it. Lighten up. It’s just a sample pack.

    2. Lets apply this logic fully. Everyone should not buy ready made plugins but pogram them from
      scratch. But then we are using compilers and operating systems rather than learning
      how they trully work. Lets write the os and compiler too. But then we are using the
      hardware without really understanding microprocessors. Better design your own computer hardware from scratch as well. A few more steps like this and we will all be extracting ore to make metal and
      oil to produce energy when we are not busy farming land for vegetables and purifying water to drink.

      Seriously now, synths are meant to program sounds and play music. Some folks like to program, some like to play music, and some both. Hard to understand?

    3. Every time someone posts an offering for a set of presets, you get some miscreant who displays the clear assumption that their singular view is THE way it should be and the rest of you dissenters are nothing but lazy, uninformed untermensch. Here’s a new concept: a BALANCED approach. Create your own timbres by all means, but study those of others so you can compare notes and perhaps come up with an innovative sound based on an example. Of course there are some times you hear a stunning sound that deserves to be heard and you’ll have to get over the fact you didn’t innovate it it. Get over yourself.

    4. Frankie, I remember reading in Keyboard magazine probably 20 years ago that Roland said over 80% of the synths that came in for repair had all the original patches on them with no original sounds. It’s true that most synth owners are quite happy with presets.

      Perhaps those musicians are more interested in creating music than programming or sound shaping?

      Adobe claims that less than 5% of their users make use of 100% of Photoshop. It’s a beast of a program. Does that make its users less artistic? No. It simply means they don’t need everything it offers. Saying someone MUST make original sounds is rather short-sighted. Do trumpet players bore of the sound of brass? Do pianists stay up at night wishing their Steinways could produce subsonic bass? No. The sounds they have are good enough, just like a manufacturer’s preset banks seem to satisfy the needs of most synth players.

      I make my own sounds, but sometimes I download another’s patches. Sometimes for inspiration, as a starting point, or because I have a sound in my head and someone else made it already (and possibly with better equipment). I see no issue with all original, all preset or a hybrid approach. The purist mentality you espouse is franklie (‘scuse the play on your name) wasted energy. If it makes them happy and they can create great music with presets, that’s really all that matters, right?

  2. Get a grip. They are just software synth presets.

    No need to project every miserable view of the world you have for all to see on the Internet.

    There are some people out there trying to learn synthesis on low cost basic vst’s like this, that will probably enjoy it.

    1. Rational thought will not be tolerated here! We all have ridiculous egos to protect so don’t you dare step on our ability to make ourselves feel better by denigrating others!

  3. On that Roland story, some people make new sounds and then just dont save them. I rarely do, as once it’s used, it’s no use to me for any other songs. Tweak it, record it, forget it.

    If you’re trying to write and record a few songs a night, with 10-20 different instruments including guitars, real horns, percussion, real strings, etc, who has the time or interest in building a synth sound from the ground up? Not me, Jack. Turn off your machines and go play outside.

  4. Actually, the programming on these patches is very good. A number of them use the filter self-oscillation as a starting point, which can lead to other creative sources of modulation for the sound (such as the noise OSC, which creates a sort of pitch modulation when applied gently).

    Granted, the Juno-60/106 on which this plugin is inspired is not the most complex of synths, but this is a very well-done bit of programming here that pushes what this plugin can do.

  5. the demos are nice..and i’m sure it’s a great pack. but if you can’t make these sounds on that synth..

    you should really really try harder. and learn how to use that dope $40 plugin to it’s full extent.

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