Sound Library MetaVox for Alchemy released on patchpool - discounted through Sept 25

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Sampleconstruct
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14299 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:01 am

I just released this new sound library for Achemy:

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MetaVox for Alchemy is build around the exceptional overtone and throat singing of Gareth Lubbe, a true master of his craft. As Gareth is actually a professional orchestral viola player this library also contains several patches with viola sounds, the viola being a string instrument with a great resemblance to the human voice. During the recording session we also recorded duets of Gareth singing and playing the viola at the same time, these sample make for some more beautiful and wondrous sounds in Alchemy.

There are also patches with female vocals, using samples which were recorded during a recent session with Frauke Albert, a renown german vocalist (soprano), working mainly in the field of contemporary music.

As an additional string instrument some sounds also use violin samples, another instrument which has a very voice-like character and blends beautifully with the vocals sounds in this library.

Besides using the original vocal and string samples (and resynthed derivatives thereof) for making the Alchemy patches, I am fascinated in the microcosmic interior of harmonics, so I produced quite a few electronic derivatives of the samples, created by e.g. detaching the harmonics from the root note, then deleting the root note only leaving the harmonics which are then furtherly processed, timestretched, spectralized, tuned to a tempered scale and more.

So you will find a broad spectrum of sounds reaching from meditative overtone drones to fascinating throat singing to otherworldly vocal soundscapes, from technoid and pulsating sequencers to beautiful vocal pads and textures, from warm string pads with an orchestral character to experimental noises from a different universe.

You can view/download the PDF for this library with more details, the licence agreement, some pics and the patchlist, including playing tips and descriptions for each patch here.

MetaVox Specs:
  • *1.8 Gigabyte of original samples (wav) and resynthed files (.aaz)
    *56 patches with 8 variations each in Alchemy's Remix Pad, all Performance Controllers and both x/y-pads are assigned for each patch.
    *Delivery: Download
    *Price € 36 Euro
Please note: This sound library requires the full version of Alchemy (version 1.55 and higher).
It does not work with the Alchemy player version.

All samples in this library 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.

As in all my soundsets for Alchemy I make extensive use of Alchemy's complex modulation possibilities and filters, often intermodulating LFOs/MSEGs/sequencers with each other and assigning numerous parameters to a single Performance Controller. This enables the user to deeply interact with the sounds and shape it according to his needs and preferences. Also the patches can serve as a starting point for the user's own creations when loading new samples into them and then using the pre-assigned controllers and snapshots in the Remix Pad.

All demos were produced entirely with Alchemy using only patches from MetaVox, no post-processing was applied apart from a Limiter on the Outputs and some volume automation if several instances of Alchemy were used in a track. Only one demo uses 3rd party reverb as mentioned in the track title.

http://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/s ... ox-library

Here are some videos I made with patches from MetaVox:

Tuva&Violin Scape
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5NtO_YFwMA

One more life:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCLYPESla6U

ViolaVox Dreamy Arp Cloud
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAFGQkLVup0

ViolaVox 3 Flago Trios
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZcdjbBZSu0

Tuva Drone Choir FM Split
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuWX2ihnGlw

Stratosphere
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayjkbP6KKdc

Gibberish Quartet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHoGDgAE4NE

Sequenced Harmonic Quartet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f7r94K44OI

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Thank's for reading

Simon Stockhausen :party:
Last edited by Sampleconstruct on Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:55 am, edited 4 times in total.

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Vertti
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201 posts since 28 Jul, 2012

Post Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:30 pm

Tried few first patches. Guaranteed patchpool quality! Would have loved to play more but stupid noisy headphones and brother sleeping almost right next to me. Oh well I have something to look for tomorrow. MetaVox and Rayman Legends oh boy. :love:

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idfpower
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Post Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:47 pm

Oh man I've been waiting for a good tuvan throat bank/library since I've first listened to Yat-Kha's "Come Along" :) Very unique and impressive singing technique :) Awesome job with this library man, sounds brilliant ;)
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Sampleconstruct
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14299 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:51 pm

Thank's so much guys, such a great feedback so shortly after the release is a very good sign :)

@Verrti - just put the headphones on your sleeping brothers head and play some of the weirder sounds, he'll have some tremendous dreams.

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Sampleconstruct
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14299 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:52 pm

idfpower wrote:Oh man I've been waiting for a good tuvan throat bank/library since I've first listened to Yat-Kha's "Come Along" :) Very unique and impressive singing technique :) Awesome job with this library man, sounds brilliant ;)
Yeah, Gareth's throat singing (and all his other singing too) is really exceptional, haven't heard anything like it.

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Sampleconstruct
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14299 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:51 pm

And a post-release bump.

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Sampleconstruct
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Post Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:25 am

Meta-Bump 25 hours post release.

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Sampleconstruct
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14299 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:34 pm

Saturday night bump from a hotel in the deep woods of Germany.

Bobbotov
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Post Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:50 pm

Sampleconstruct wrote:Saturday night bump from a hotel in the deep woods of Germany.
Where you are most likely doing field recording:-)

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Sampleconstruct
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14299 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:15 pm

Bobbotov wrote:
Sampleconstruct wrote:Saturday night bump from a hotel in the deep woods of Germany.
Where you are most likely doing field recording:-)
:) - No, this time it's only for a family gathering which hasn't happened since my dad died years ago, all my 5 siblings and some of their partners and children and myself - but of course I did bring a field recorder and tomorrow in the woods I'll do some sound hunting.

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Sampleconstruct
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14299 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:05 am

And a little weekend Meta-Bump.

Brando
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55 posts since 24 Nov, 2000 from Dryden, On, Canada

Post Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:47 am

Simon - just ordered. Sounds like another awesome soundset. Well done.

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Sampleconstruct
KVRAF
14299 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:48 pm

Brando wrote:Simon - just ordered. Sounds like another awesome soundset. Well done.
Thank's Mihkel, just sent you da links.

Brando
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55 posts since 24 Nov, 2000 from Dryden, On, Canada

Post Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:40 am

This is really a beautiful soundset. Outstanding work Simon. I will put this to a lot of use.

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Sampleconstruct
KVRAF
14299 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:38 am

Brando wrote:This is really a beautiful soundset. Outstanding work Simon. I will put this to a lot of use.
Great to read that, thank you for the feedback!

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