6th May 2014
Detunized has released Electromagnetic ReFill, a collection of Combinators and instrument patches that source their sounds from various computers upon booting, reading from CD-ROM, accessing WiFi, formatting hard disks or floppies.
Here's what they say: "All these often unwanted and disturbing noises were captured with several contact microphones and induction coils that revealed a deep look into the streams of electrons and bits. Once pulled to daylight it shows that these serenades of hums and crosstalks have far more potential than just producing a wall of buzz. So a good amount of the sourced noises is even capable of forming tunable sounds, rhythmic structures and sophisticated beat patterns."
Including 70 Combinators that are built up of 198 subpatches with access to more than 150 samples Electromagnetic addresses to sound designers and composers likewise.
The chromatically mapped "All-Combinators" provide an instant overview of the source material but at the same time they invite for deeper explorations of what is going on noise-wise in everybody's computer.
The "Autorun" Combinators offer diversified patterns that reside at the borderline between rhythmic structure and otherworldly soundscapes.
The "Beat and Bass" section hosts beefy bass sounds and synched drum patterns that lay the foundation of rock solid IDM tracks. Beat and Bass also contains two fully staffed Kong Kits with single hits that range from versatile to funny.
The "Boots and Drones" Combinators are a good starting point for background layers whenever it comes to the scoring of deep moods, eerie ambiences or depressing atmospheres.
Once having mastered this dark area of sound fields there is still the "Keys and Pads" section to discover. This is the right place where a selection of lovely keyboards and evolving pads is awaiting deployment.
- 70 Combinator Patches with multiple mapped controls and switches.
- 2 Kong Kits.
- 32 Kong Modules.
- 158 NN-19 Patches.
- 6 NNXT Patches.
- 158 Samples (24-bit, 44.1 kHz).
- 230 MB overall content (extracted).
Electromagnetic ReFill is available to purchase as download for €29.00 at the Propellerhead Shop.