Symplesound has released a free sound library, Honoring Florian, as a tribute to the late Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk.
“Kraftwerk was one of my primary influences as a young artist getting into electronic music,” notes SympleSound sound designer Francis Prève. “Florian Schneider helped create the template for much of the electronic music we listen to today, so I wanted to honor his legacy with this free pack for the fans.”
Honoring Florian includes:
- An Ableton Drum Rack (inside a Live Intro compatible project file);
- Roland TR-8S kit and pattern (with installation instructions); and
- A collection of 18 .wav loops, derived from the Ableton and TR-8S patterns, for use in other DAWs.
“What’s most striking about Kraftwerk’s music is that from Autobahn (1974) to Tour De France (1983), nearly all of their drum sounds were created using analog synths and sequencers, not drum machines,” adds Prève. “So the drums in these packs were also synthesized in my studio, then sampled and used to create the libraries.”
Ableton Live Preview:
Roland TR-8S Preview:
In addition, Prève let us know that he’s posting regular updates to his Watch+Learn video series, which features mini-tutorials for Phase Plant, Serum, and Ableton Live. The series is aimed at the beginner and intermediate crowd, with one minute tutorials for iconic sounds like 808 basses, supersaw plucks, and 303 acid sounds.
You can view these on Youtube or via the embed below:
Prève also let us know that he’s permanently lowered the prices for his commercial Symplesound products. See the Symplesound site for details.