12th November 2020
Kilohearts has announced the launch of Content Banks, a new format that can contain presets for all Kilohearts software as well as samples, wavetables, and LFO shapes in a single, easy to install file.
A new Content Bank store has been added to the Kilohearts website, stocking a range of new Content Banks from various preset designers and artists including Kill the Noise and Andrew Huang.
In addition, a new software update brings enhancements to the preset browsing system across all Kilohearts plugins as well as a number of new factory presets.
Content Banks are available to buy individually but have been added to the Kilohearts Subscription at no extra cost to the subscriber.
The following Content Banks are now available:
A Kilohearts content bank designed by the one and only Andrew Huang. Featuring over 30 presets for Phase Plant and Multipass, this collection will give you a refreshing sip of Andrew's sound, his workflow, his philosophy. Synth leads, pads, basses, FX... multiband processing for electronic or acoustic sources... the creative fun is just about to begin.
Artist Video: YouTube.com/watch?v=I0M_cQ2GNg4
From video games and film scores to studio production and major festivals, Jake Stanczak a.k.a. Kill The Noise has done it all. With a flair for the furious and a taste for the terrifying, Book of the Dead represents a sound world inimitably of Jake's creation. Snarling filtered basses, eerie organs, arpeggiated harpsichords, growls, screams, whoops, groans, and howls. Every sound is expertly hand-crafted using the full power of Phase Plant to summon the spirits of departed party-goers.
Artist Video: YouTube.com/watch?v=vimufk5vrSY
Including soaring leads, synths, EDM brass stabs, woody EDM leads, and sound effects, Headline is a content bank for the main stage. If you've ever roughed out a track and then sat back listening with your eyes closed, imagining the strobes, the ocean of raised hands, the confetti, the lasers, the shots, the sun going down, coming up, then going down again, the regular core-shaking thud of the kick, the rise to the edge of ecstasy, and the epic release of the drop... you've already dreamed in the world of Headline.
Content Walkthrough Video: YouTube.com/watch?v=ls9xNZh8eGM
From Camden Lock to the Streatham High Road, from Putney Bridge to the Blackwall Tunnel, these sounds bring a New London down to earth with a kick, snare, shuffle, kick, snare.
Content Walkthrough Video: YouTube.com/watch?v=_Tg4rEWITa8
Defined in large part by oddness – by lack of adherence to obvious or established dance music principles, like for example that there should be a regular beat to dance to – IDM goes against the grain. It's often characterised as being the side of electronic music that's designed to be listened to alone, rather than danced to in a group. Forget your friends. The sound is your friend now.
Content Walkthrough Video: YouTube.com/watch?v=7ZpovzrmJrc
Long before modern electronic music production, before even the early synthesis and sampling experiments of Musique Concrète, there was Erik Satie's Musique d'Ameublement, or "furniture music", designed to enhance, support, but not overwhelm, the natural sound and music already in the air at a particular location or occasion – a dinner or a party or a workplace. John Cage refined, or possibly parodied, the idea in his famous composition of silence, 4'33", allowing the ambient sounds to stand on their own.
Content Walkthrough Video: YouTube.com/watch?v=4nJ5DeZl_GA
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