Rarefaction's Textural Ambience CD?

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jdagenet
KVRer
19 posts since 28 Jan, 2014

Post Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:22 pm

Hey guys,
Anyone here ever heard of a small sample company called Rarefaction? They're pretty old now but they're most known for the three Poke in the Ear Series, which are absolutely amazing -- the sounds are cutting-edge and the textures are remarkably unique.

I've really been taking a notice in their Textural Ambience CD that Charles Maynes produced, problem is, the CD is sold out and has been sold out for quite some time.

I have one of the best synths on the market today, Omnisphere, which I'm sure many people are thinking, "Why are you looking for a 10+ year old sample CD when you have a whole arsenal of dark, distorted sounds?"
I guess you could say I have developed quite a hobby of seeking out old, unique sample libraries such as the ones Rarefaction's offer.
I've also bought a few of Zero-G's Cuckooland CDs, but unfortunately, they just don't have the edge I'm looking for that Rarefaction has to offer.

I've searched the deepest and darkest corners of the Internet trying to find this CD but I've come out empty handed every time.
Now, I do understand that the CD is extremely old, but I would honestly pay anything to get my hands on that CD.
Would anyone here have any information on this CD and where to obtain it?

Thanks in advance,
- Jason

eastman403
KVRer
1 posts since 8 Feb, 2015

Re: Rarefaction's Textural Ambience CD?

Post Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:52 pm

Hi Jason
I have an original copy of Textural Ambience CD if you are still interested. PM me.

patrickb

jdagenet
KVRer
19 posts since 28 Jan, 2014

Re: Rarefaction's Textural Ambience CD?

Post Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:04 pm

Hi Patrick,

Not too long ago I was able to get in contact with the creator, Charles Maynes, about the the CD.
Mr. Maynes stated that he still had the files on his computer and that he did not mind sending them to me, free of charge.

I really appreciate your voluntary assistance, Patrick. It's good to know that someone other than myself purchased Rarefaction's products.

Best Regards,
- Jason

jc_vt
KVRian
729 posts since 27 May, 2012 from Vermont, USA

Re: Rarefaction's Textural Ambience CD?

Post Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:52 pm

I'd love to learn more about these and see if the creator is still willing to share - do you have contact info?

jdagenet wrote:Hi Patrick,

Not too long ago I was able to get in contact with the creator, Charles Maynes, about the the CD.
Mr. Maynes stated that he still had the files on his computer and that he did not mind sending them to me, free of charge.

I really appreciate your voluntary assistance, Patrick. It's good to know that someone other than myself purchased Rarefaction's products.

Best Regards,
- Jason

jdagenet
KVRer
19 posts since 28 Jan, 2014

Re: Rarefaction's Textural Ambience CD?

Post Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:33 pm

jc_vt wrote:I'd love to learn more about these and see if the creator is still willing to share - do you have contact info?

jdagenet wrote:Hi Patrick,

Not too long ago I was able to get in contact with the creator, Charles Maynes, about the the CD.
Mr. Maynes stated that he still had the files on his computer and that he did not mind sending them to me, free of charge.

I really appreciate your voluntary assistance, Patrick. It's good to know that someone other than myself purchased Rarefaction's products.

Best Regards,
- Jason
You can still purchase Rarefaction's "Poke in the Ear" Series over at their website: I'm not sure how many copies they have left -- if you're going to purchase them (and I highly recommend you do), purchase them quick.

Here is Charles' website:
http://webpages.charter.net/maynes/char ... lcome.html

His main field of work is designing sound effects (specifically battle/war sounds). As far as I know, he hasn't released a sound sample CD since Textural Ambience.

Best Regards,
- Jason

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SampleScience
KVRAF
3941 posts since 31 Oct, 2004 from Mtl, Canada

Re: Rarefaction's Textural Ambience CD?

Post Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:51 am

jdagenet wrote:
jc_vt wrote:I'd love to learn more about these and see if the creator is still willing to share - do you have contact info?

jdagenet wrote:Hi Patrick,

Not too long ago I was able to get in contact with the creator, Charles Maynes, about the the CD.
Mr. Maynes stated that he still had the files on his computer and that he did not mind sending them to me, free of charge.

I really appreciate your voluntary assistance, Patrick. It's good to know that someone other than myself purchased Rarefaction's products.

Best Regards,
- Jason
You can still purchase Rarefaction's "Poke in the Ear" Series over at their website: I'm not sure how many copies they have left -- if you're going to purchase them (and I highly recommend you do), purchase them quick.

Here is Charles' website:
http://webpages.charter.net/maynes/char ... lcome.html

His main field of work is designing sound effects (specifically battle/war sounds). As far as I know, he hasn't released a sound sample CD since Textural Ambience.

Best Regards,
- Jason
Very interesting, I'm aiming at a sound designer career and I didn't know about his website. :tu:

charles.maynes
KVRer
1 posts since 11 Mar, 2017

Re: Rarefaction's Textural Ambience CD?

Post Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:55 pm

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for anyone interested-

I have produced a number of sound effects releases, probably of interest most to the KVR community, a new library which is very much along the lines of the OSC "A Poke In The Ear With A Sharp Stick" series

It is called "Tension" , and is available through Sound Morph-

Jason Payne (of Nitzer Ebb and She Wants Revenge) co-authored the set, and I would like to think it is worth the time to investigate for anyone looking for Dystopian type sounds for their productions.

It can be found here:


https://www.soundmorph.com/product/41/tension (https://www.soundmorph.com/product/41/tension)

Best Regards!

Charles Maynes

Caine123
KVRAF
6108 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Rarefaction's Textural Ambience CD?

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:33 am

hi i recently stumbled upon this, is this still somewhere available? Textural Ambience by charles Maynes
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