Patchpool releases "Framedrum for Alchemy" - Soundset and Sample Library
16th December 2012
Framedrum for Alchemy contains multisampled Framedrum instruments with up to 4 velocity layers and 8 variations per sample (Round Robin). It was played with hands and fingers in the centre and on the rim of the drum, rubbing the skin, playing the drum with mallets and sticks and treating it with various objects and materials like rubber balls, tibetian soundbowl, chopsticks, rice and peanuts (in their shell).
This library also contains many patches made from processed Framedrum sounds, treated with granulators, stretching devices, saturators, distortion units, spectral tools, pitch shifters, convolution reverbs and more exotic FX Plug-Ins resulting in a large variety of beautiful and dramatic soundscapes and textures, dark and massive drones, percussive synths, mysterious noises, rich pads, edgy synth sounds and massive impacts.
As nothing beats a real drumming performance there is also a collection of loops in various time signatures, all synced to host tempo by using Alchemy's granular mode and tempo-synced MSEGs and LFOs.
This set includes 63 patches / 1 variation with 8 Snapshots each in the Remix Pad; the sample folder contains 1.61 Gigabyte of original samples; 35 MB of resynthed files are included. 35 sfz-files are also included so that you can use the samples and sfzs in other samplers as well.
All Framedrum samples were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R in 48 kHz / 24-Bit - U87 center mic - a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R.
As in all patchpool soundsets for Alchemy, extensive use of Alchemy's complex modulation possibilities and Filters is being made, often inter-modulating LFOs / MSEGs / Sequencers with each other and assigning numerous parameters to a single Controller. This enables the user to deeply interact with the sounds and shape it according to his needs and preferences. Also the patches can serve as a starting point for the user's own creations when loading new samples into them and then using the pre-assigned Controllers and Snapshots in the Remix Pad.
You can view/download the PDF for this library with more details, the licence agreement, some pics and the patch-list, including playing tips and descriptions for each patch here.
This Sound Bank requires the full version of Alchemy. It does not work with the Alchemy player version.
KVR Audio, Inc.