18th September 2009
Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Downbeat Box, an exploration into the world of downbeat and ambient, although it can be used in a broad range of music styles such as electronic, pop and score music productions.
Downbeat Box is fed from many organic as well as synthetic sources. Sampled from such diverse sources as voices, whistling noises, feedbacks, guitars and sounds and slices of the Korg MS20 subtractive synthesizer, the package contains a mishmash of pads and textures, beats, rhythms, percussions, add-ons and solo-sounds.
Priced at €19, Downbeat Box requires Kontakt 3.5.
Summary of all 14 instruments:
- Ambient A (Sampled guitars transformed to a calm ambient pad, modwheel controls sound).
- Ambient T (Deep evolving texture).
- Gentle (Sinus sounds formed to a chary and careful background).
- Insidious (Rude and nasty sound, controlling delay amount and feedback).
- Maryn (Simple and effective short sound).
- Maryn Arp-MW ("Maryn" with arpeggiator, 12 available presets controlled by modwheel).
- Meseno 1 (Short ambient sound, generated by the Korg MS20).
- MS20 Rhythm Bank (39 looped beats created with sounds of the "MS20 Rhythm BSH"-instrument, 1- or 2-bars, tempo-synced, controlling LP/HP-Filter, Delay and Reverb, each with free-assignable controller).
- MS20 Rhythm BSH (Bass-Drums, Snares and HiHat, exclusively generated with the legendary MS20 – like the old drum machines worked, separate volume controller for BD, SN + HH and amount of distortion).
- MS20 Perc Bank (43 looped percussive and tonal beats of the "MS20 Rhythm Perc"-instrument, 1- or 2-bars, tempo-synced, controlling LP/HP-Filter, Delay and Reverb, each with free-assignable controller).
- MS20 Rhythm Perc (A bunch of noises, blups, slices and percussion sounds, exclusively generated with the legendary MS20).
- MS20 Sin Bass (A classical pure sinus bass, very low).
- Outta Space (Reminds of a theremin, moving the modwheel adds a real tape-echo-machine atmosphere to it).
- Tranquilizer (Beautiful mystic pad, made out of several feedbacks, whistling sounds and some human tones, modwheel controls sound).
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