19th April 2013
Patchpool has released The Vase for Camel Audio's Alchemy, a Mini Bank containing 15 patches made entirely from a multi-sampled vase using unprocessed samples for mallet-like instruments and processed, spectralized and metasynthed samples for pads, synths, soundscapes and otherworldly noises.
The vase was played with soft mallets, hitting it at the top, bottom and side, recording 10 variations for each hit (10x Round Robin). It was also played with the hand for claydrum-like sounds (9xRR), it was rubbed with a drumstick, it was filled with water for drips and drops and it was re-synthed to create keyboard-like instruments.
All vase samples were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R in 48 kHz/24-bit, a U87 as the center mic - a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R.
The patches make extensive use of Alchemy's modulation possibilities and filters, often intermodulating LFOs/MSEGs/Sequencers with each other and assigning numerous parameters to a single Controller. This enables the user to interact and shape the sounds according to their own needs and preferences and the patches can also serve as a starting point for the user's own creations when using the pre-assigned Controllers and Snapshots in the Remix Pad.
The Vase Specs:
- 229.1 MB of original samples.
- 15 patches with 8 variations each in Alchemy's Remix Pad.
- Library size in total: 240 MB.
This soundset requires the full version of Alchemy. It does not work with the Alchemy player version.
Price: €11 (PayPal) / €12.50 (share*it).