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Altered States provides over 4GB of world-class uniquely creative rhythm loops, instruments & samples produced by multi award winning sound designers Ian Boddy, Cuckooland, and others. Conceived as a soundtrack composer's dream library, it's the product of thousands of hours of extremely organic, unique, ultra-creative, and virtuoso sound design.
"A huge library of virtuoso sound design samples.. Altered States must be on your shopping list" (Future Music).
"Highly recommended" (Computer Music).
Altered States features a vast and unique palette of sounds from out of this world, that will inspire you for years to come. This goldmine of creativity is absolutely massive (over 4 GB in total, with around 3500 .nki instrument patches and thousands of unique source sounds in WAV format). The diversity and flexibility of this remarkable resource simply has to be experienced to be believed.
In the rhythm department of this enormous library, there are thousands of loops and all are presented either in sliced format or timestretch format (via the KONTAKT/INTAKT instrument patches which use either the NI Beat Machine feature or the NI Time Machine feature), so they will automatically sync to your songs, and you can even use KONTAKT or INTAKT to apply sound-shaping to each slice if you wish.
Altered States was originally created when the contents of all of the following 10 Zero-G products (all of which scored either 4 or 5 stars in review in Sound On Sound magazine) were integrated into one mind-bogglingly powerful library:
- Zero-G Ambient Volume 1
- Zero-G Ambient Volume 2
- Zero-G Cuckooland Unhinged
- Zero-G Cuckooland Ghost In The Machine
- Zero-G Cuckooland Asylum
- Zero-G Cuckooland Ambience
- Zero-G Malice In Wonderland
- Zero-G Fields of Motion
- Zero-G Junk Percussion
- Zero-G Dream Zone
- Zero-G Ibiza Chillout.
The re-programming, conversion, and organisation of this vast product was expertly carried out by IAN BODDY, one of the UK's leading synthesists, and was designed to be as user friendly and logically creative as possible.
REVIEWS: You can learn more about the quality of the Altered States library from these press reviews (these reviews are of the discontinued NI-Powered Plugin version of Altered States which included the same sample library, so any comments about the library itself or about the Intakt programming are relevant here).
"A huge library of virtuoso sound design samples... at a giveaway price... Altered States must be on your shopping list...Sound/Results rated 9/10" - FUTURE MUSIC magazine, UK.
"A very comprehensive package... Fans of dark and moody atmospherics are especially well catered for; there are some stunning pads and leads that have a fantastic dark and menacing feel - perfect for drum 'n' bass or hard-edged breakbeat... Highly usable for those who prefer their beats to be slightly out of the ordinary... The samples are mapped, chopped and ready for use. The material here has been edited superbly.. A package that covers many bases well... You're getting ten sample CDs... Good value. Highly recommended" - COMPUTER MUSIC magazine, UK.
"You can absolutely bury yourself in the possibilities... The sounds are great fun to use and even greater fun to tweak into new mutations. The sheer number of sounds makes Altered States a worthy buy" - AUDIOMIDI.COM Website, USA.