NANO-Source Free Presets for Zebra

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.maki
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4385 posts since 21 Jan, 2008 from oO

Post Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:56 am

Hello,

i would like to share my Free Zebra Soundbank with you.

here it is: http://www.sendspace.com/file/z0n8yp

Its basically just for sounddesigners since its all basic Osc from scratch without any tweeking "mostly".

I simply converted 51 High Quality Instrument Samples from this site, with the Blueberrything to OSC Presets. And then created one patch for every OSC Preset. Nothing much more.
I added 3 or 4 of my favourite samples in addition but nothing too special.
It just about having the OSC presets basically.

I got the samples for free from this site.
http://theremin.music.uiowa.edu/index.html
The site is down sadly..a few days ago it was still up, maybe they got some technical problems or whatever.

Ok, i hope you enjoy them and maybe leave some feedback.
I got amazing results , when i opened a random preset from somebody else and just changed through the OSC Presets.
Instruments covered: -Bass

-Cello

-Clarinet

-Flute

-Horn

-Oboe

-Sax

-Trombone

-Viola

cheers Mark

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mcnoone
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5988 posts since 9 Oct, 2007 from an inharmonious society

Post Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:30 pm

Thanks a lot for sharing.
I'll try them out in a minute.
:)

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jupiter8
KVRAF
9376 posts since 17 Sep, 2002 from Gothenburg Sweden

Post Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:43 pm

Cool i'll check them out. I did lots of experimenting with those samples trying to combine 16 of them into something natural sounding.Can't say i was too successful but it was a fun experiment.

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.maki
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4385 posts since 21 Jan, 2008 from oO

Post Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:24 pm

Yea, dont expect a natural sounding violin or something, its just one waverepitition somewhere out of the whole sample. But it took me quite a bit to manage all the samples so i hope you enjoy them.. ;)

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Urs
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22419 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:42 pm

There are very interesting waveforms in this! These might be a good starting point for some synthesized clarinets and stuff :)

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.maki
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4385 posts since 21 Jan, 2008 from oO

Post Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:59 pm

Glad you like it Urs. I might go through the SoundonSound synth tutorial pages and try to create something more advanced out of this pack..but i doubt this will happen this year :D

This page i mean..in combination with the waveforms might be good :D

But its a lot of work at least to go through all the pages :D

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/allsynthsecrets.htm

If some of you know good other resources were synth technics are described..like how to create a natural sounding clarinet or saxophone , it would be nice to share here..

thx!

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pdxindy
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13888 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:28 am

okay... I started with these osc presets, wandered far afield, and ended up with this sound.

http://draigathar.org/sounds/yaaoo.wav

thanks for taking the time to make these and posting them

runray
KVRist
197 posts since 16 Oct, 2007 from Ukraine

Post Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:50 am

Thank you Mark for your hard work! :wink: :tu:
VOGER Design (Nick Moritz) - UI Design, Sound Design, Music Production

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.maki
KVRAF
4385 posts since 21 Jan, 2008 from oO

Post Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:31 am

pdxindy wrote:okay... I started with these osc presets, wandered far afield, and ended up with this sound.

http://draigathar.org/sounds/yaaoo.wav

thanks for taking the time to make these and posting them

Sounds great man! Thanks for posting.. ;)

dmbaer
KVRian
1024 posts since 11 Nov, 2009 from Northern CA

Post Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:54 am

I'm brand new to Zebra, so I really don't know what I'm supposed to do to install these. I believe my presets are in:

C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VstPlugIns\u-he\Zebra2.data\Presets\Zebra2

I tried to unzip your file to that location. WinZip gives me the following message:

Error: The system cannot find the path specified.
Cannot create C:/Program Files/Steinberg/VstPlugIns/u-he/Zebra2.data/Presets/Zebra2/Zebra2.5 Nano-SourceSoundbank + OSC Presets/.DS_Store

Any ideas?

Thanks.

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bmrzycki
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4064 posts since 11 Aug, 2006 from Austin, TX

Post Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:42 am

dmbaer wrote:I'm brand new to Zebra, so I really don't know what I'm supposed to do to install these. I believe my presets are in:

C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VstPlugIns\u-he\Zebra2.data\Presets\Zebra2

I tried to unzip your file to that location. WinZip gives me the following message:

Error: The system cannot find the path specified.
Cannot create C:/Program Files/Steinberg/VstPlugIns/u-he/Zebra2.data/Presets/Zebra2/Zebra2.5 Nano-SourceSoundbank + OSC Presets/.DS_Store
Hi dmbaer,
Try installing the version I uploaded to the u-he patchlib, that zipfile is sanitized for both Mac and PC. The .DS_Store file is an artifact of the OS X filesystem.

http://u-he.com/PatchLib/presets/z2/Zor ... Source.zip

Also, if you are on Vista or Windows 7 I highly recommend moving your VSTs outside of the Program Files directory. You can read about the reasons why in this thread:
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4265006

Good luck.

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.maki
KVRAF
4385 posts since 21 Jan, 2008 from oO

Post Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:20 pm

Thanks for helping out bmrzycki!!

Its awful that there are such a problems with those hidden osx files.

cheers

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bmrzycki
KVRAF
4064 posts since 11 Aug, 2006 from Austin, TX

Post Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:28 pm

Zork wrote:Thanks for helping out bmrzycki!!
Its awful that there are such a problems with those hidden osx files.
cheers
No problem Mark!
Managing the patchlib has made sanitizing zipfiles for both mac and pc users 2nd nature to me now, I sometimes forget I even do it. :lol:

BTW, I had a chance to explore your presets and was impressed with how close some of the instruments sounded (the bassoon was quite good for such a small waveform). Of course it's no multi-giga-orchestra soundbank but IMO that's not the point.

Thanks for sharing, I certainly appreciate it.

Cheers!

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