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Rhythmic Robot LOOPSCAPE VINYL – vinyl LP-based synthesiser for Kontakt

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KVRist
 
224 posts since 15 Jan, 2012, from UK
 

Postby the professor; Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:08 am Rhythmic Robot LOOPSCAPE VINYL – vinyl LP-based synthesiser for Kontakt

Loopscape Vinyl from Rhythmic Robot is a strange, organic synthesiser based around looping oscillators sampled from real vinyl disc recordings. It's based on one of our favourite synths, Loopscape, which used multiple tape loops of different lengths running concurrently to create never-repeating, endlessly evolving washes of sound. Loopscape Vinyl does the same trick, but instead of wow, flutter and oxide as your starting points, you get hiss, crackle, and platter warp instead :D

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Loopscape Vinyl was created from a series of custom-pressed vinyl LPs, each of which we filled with analogue waveforms (saw, square, sine and so on). These LPs were then beaten, scratched and abused to simulate years of wear, and the resulting waveforms were sampled to form the core of the synthesiser... so clean, pristine audio is a nonstarter with this instrument :lol: Even the "Noise" waveform is entirely vinyl in origin: we made it by scraping the stylus along the edge of a Bob Dylan LP (ouch!)

Three individual vinyl waves, of between 0.3 and 17 seconds in length, can be set looping away independently of each other; mixed; filtered; and effected by a host of complex LFOs to add even more variation and movement to the sound. Hold down one key and the tone you hear won't repeat for thousands of years (seriously... we did the math on this! :o ) The result is a rich, warm, constantly-shifting analogue tone with the unmistakeable character of old vinyl recordings running through it. It sounds as if an Optigan has been gene-spliced with a Mellotron and then had its brain transplanted into a Jupiter 8... kind of :P

It excels at crusty, dusty pads, vintage-style synthscapes, and sound design with a crackly, needle-in-a-groove feel, though (as the audio demos show) it can turn its hand to keys, basses and leads, too.

More information, plus audio demos and a cool video demo showing Loopscape Vinyl in action, are all here:

http://www.rhythmicrobot.com/page0/page15/page37/index.html

Best of all, both Loopscape Vinyl and the original Loopscape are on special offer, so you can buy both and get the same introductory discount twice. They sound fantastic when layered and combined, so this felt like a natural deal to offer :) They currently cost £29.95 each (normal price £34.95) and require Kontakt 4.2.3 or higher to run. The deal will run for a month or so, unless we forget. Which we often seem to do :ud:

Happy music making!

Best wishes,

The Professor (and Mongo)
Last edited by the professor on Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
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KVRAF
 
7581 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from Down on the farm

Postby Numanoid; Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:30 am Re: Rhythmic Robot LOOPSCAPE VINYL – vinyl LP-based synthesiser

Intruiging and mind boggling stuff :o :)

I'm just thinking that this would have made a fine Rack Extension.

Bendt Med D? Are ye hanging out with Norwegians? :? :D
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KVRist
 
224 posts since 15 Jan, 2012, from UK
 

Postby the professor; Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:54 am Re: Rhythmic Robot LOOPSCAPE VINYL – vinyl LP-based synthesiser

Norwegians have given us many good things. Notably Akvavit and moody cop shows with chunky knitwear. We love 'em :D

Glad you like the look of Loopscape Vinyl! It's a lot of crackly, scratchy, hissy fun.
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KVRAF
 
7581 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from Down on the farm

Postby Numanoid; Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:52 am Re: Rhythmic Robot LOOPSCAPE VINYL – vinyl LP-based synthesiser for Kontakt

It gets a good review in latest CM, congrats :tu:

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KVRist
 
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Postby the professor; Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:07 am Re: Rhythmic Robot LOOPSCAPE VINYL – vinyl LP-based synthesiser for Kontakt

Ooh, thanks for spotting that – I hadn't seen it yet! Nice that they like it :)

For the keen-eyed among you, it should really read 0.5s to 17 seconds. We like our long loops :D
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