The Vase for Camel Audio's Alchemy is a Mini Bank, containing 15 patches made entirely from a multisampled vase using unprocessed samples for beautiful and delicate 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 nice drips and drops and it was resynthed 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.
As in all patchpool soundsets for Alchemy the patches 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 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.
The Vase Specs:
NOTE: This Sound Bank requires the full version of Alchemy. It does not work with the Alchemy player version.