Join multi-grammy award winner Tchad Blake in this 1h30 back to back releases as he mixes drums and pushes away boundaries with SansAmp, Decapitator, MoogerFooger, DramaGog, Pusher and more. In another series Tchad will also presents his starting templates that he uses at the beginning of every mix.
Bass, Electric Guitar,
ABOUT TCHAD BLAKE
Tchad Blake has an impressive discography, having worked with numerous artists and musicians, including Arctic Monkeys, State Radio, Apartment 26, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow, Crowded House, Tracy Chapman, The Dandy Warhols, The Black Keys, U2, and The Pretenders, amongst many others Blake to date has won five Grammy Awards, including Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Rock Album for Sheryl Crow’s The Globe Sessions (1998), Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on Suzanne Vega’s Beauty & Crime (2007), and two Grammys for his work with The Black Keys on 2010’s Brothers.
The emphasis is on the darkly cinematic, with the traditional Heartwood Soundware twist. Here’ you’re going to find arp and bpms that range from dark and industrial to light and ethereal. Synths and keyboards ranging from analog classics to experimental sounds on the very edge of breakup. Plus a whole carload of drones, impacts, hits and risers for all your cinematic needs.
As with all our releases, presets make much use of modulation possibilities and pushing the mod wheel is always likely to result in interesting results. If you want vanilla presets, go elsewhere, this set pushed Omnisphere into new territories. To quote one of the beta testers: “This makes me want to use Omnisphere again.”
Zembla is a new ambient library for Omnisphere 2 created fully with custom soundsources. It contains 105 presets and 240 soundsources.
This library is created together with the Nova library for Kontakt 6. Both use the same soundsources, but are meant to be complimentary. If you want to order them as bundle, add both products to the cart and use the coupon NOVAZEMBLABUNDLE to receive an additional 15% discount.
The sounds in Zembla are inspired by the Arctic region and the presets have a cold, ambient, but also sometimes a mysterious and experimental character.
A lot of pads, textures and soundscapes make use of the BIAS modulation mode. This means that the sounds in the 4 layers are a sort of “split” in the keyboard range with where they blend into eachother, which gives the preset a lot different character. The sounds are of course choses so that they fit together.
You will find also also Keyboard split presets, also using the BIAS modulation, where in the lower keyboard region a percussive or environmental sound will be played and in the upper keyboard range a pad or texture.
Please note this version requires Omnisphere 2.6 to be used and requires 2.5 GB free space.
Omnisphere Altura is a collection of 120 brand new cinematic patches for Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere 2.6 synthesizer. It comes with 251 new sound sources, including custom recordings with Meinl Cymbals’ artist and session drummer Horacio París, as well as renowned session bassist Chalo Trejos.
This is not a happy soundset. Omnisphere Altura is as dark as it gets, with crushed, mangled, dirty patches that evoke tension, fear, anguish, desperation and hopelessness in spades. Inspired by the work of composers like Charlie Clouser (“American Horror Story”), Mick Gordon (“Doom Eternal”), the Newton brothers (“Extinction”), Colin Stetson (“Hereditary”) and Mark Korven (“Our House”), Omnisphere Altura provides you with plenty of sounds to make your horror, thriller, crime or dark drama score shine.
Many patches in Omnisphere Altura use multiple layers, so you can mute the layers you don’t need if a patch is too busy for your purposes, or if you just want to use a particular layer. Omnisphere Altura also makes extensive use of the modulation wheel. In many cases, it may completely change the patch into something totally different, so we encourage you to have fun with it.
We follow the science… Table of Elements is an innovative approach to Omnisphere sound design. Every patch is a sonic re-creation of an element of the periodic table. Each a complex and unique texture with movement and rich sonic character that can evolve with modwheel and aftertouch manipulation.
A palette of beautiful, undulating, chilling, ecstatic, lustrous, warm, squashed, diaphanous pads that go from inspirational minimal ambience to full-blown cinematic opulence.
Long evolving notes move and swell with serpentine tempo synced motion that ebbs and flows with your music. Table of Elements is an (in)organic symphony of ear fruit – a catalyst for your creativity. And you might learn a bit about chemistry too.
‘Yeah, you had me until you said you follow the science! That is something the STUPID IDIOTIC LEFTISTS say who are in favor of having all of our constitutional rights infringed upon say!!! My goodness. So, no thanks …… Because why on EARTH, would I trust a plugin company who parrots whatever they hear on CNN or FB?? ‘ – an actual email – identity withheld for obvious reasons : )
“There comes a point on every production when you’ve done the basics, and now you need something new, interesting, unique and inspiring. So I navigate to my Sound Dust library where time and time again I’m surprised and thrilled by what I find ” – Gary Barlow – yes ‘that’ Gary Barlow !
The periodic table of elements, is essentially an infographic that cleverly displays all the chemical elements, which are arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties.
Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev published the first recognizable table in 1869, developed mainly to illustrate periodic trends of the then-known elements. He also predicted some properties of unidentified elements that were expected to fill gaps within the table. Most of his forecasts soon proved to be correct, culminating with the discovery of gallium and germanium in 1875 and 1886 respectively.
119 elemental patches, fully databased and for easy access prefixed with usefully Mendelevium categories…
ACTINIDE – radioactive: beautiful, volatile and maybe a bit scary
ALKALI METAL – reaction with water forms alkalies: mysterious and liquid
ALKALINE EARTH METAL – second most reactive: cold, austere, unstable
How Music Empowers: Listening to Modern Rap & Metal PDF
How Music Empowers argues that empowerment is the key to unlocking the long-standing mystery of how music moves us. Drawing upon cutting-edge research in embodied cognitive science, psychology, and cultural studies, the book provides a new way of understanding how music affects listeners. The argument develops from our latest conceptions of what it is to be human, investigating experiences of listening to popular music in everyday life. Through listening, individuals have the potential to redefine themselves, gain resilience, connect with other people, and make a difference in society.
Applying a groundbreaking theoretical framework to postmillennial rap and metal, the book uncovers why vast numbers of listeners engage with music typically regarded as ‘social problems’ or dismissed as ‘extreme’. In the first ever comparative analytical treatment of rap and metal music, twenty songs are analysed as case studies that reveal the empowering potential of listening. The book details how individuals interact with rap and metal communities in a self-perpetuating process which keeps these thriving music cultures – and the listeners themselves – alive and well. Can music really change the world? How Music Empowers answers: yes, because it changes us.
How Music Empowers will interest scholars and researchers of popular music, ethnomusicology, music psychology, music therapy, and music education.
Compressing EDM Kick Drums video tutorial explains how to use a compressor to process EDM kick drums to cut through a busy mix.
EDM is an overall general genre that encompasses all electronic drum music and taming or expounding the kick is a must. Although all urban genres fall under this general genre it is commonly accepted that when we talk of EDM we are in fact referring to electronic music and when it comes to kick drum sounds nothing is as famous as the Roland TR 909 kick drum.
Roland TR 909
The Roland TR 909 was released in 1983 three years after the iconic TR 808 (1980). It uses samples as opposed to generated waveforms and became a cult classic for the House, Techno and Acid genres. It has remained a classic and is much favoured by EDM producers for its cutting and dynamic sound. The kick drum from this iconic beast has been featured on countless records. It is one of the most processed kick samples in history as it acts as a staple sound for all EDM genres. It is also one of the most commonly used kick drum layers as it marries well with both synthetic and acoustic drum sounds.
EDM kick drums, and predominantly the Roland TR 909 kick drums, can sound hard and unexciting. This can be due to the fact that EDM kick drums are short in duration and are lacking in waveform generated tones that often act as a sub-layer to the main kick drum sound.
With 909 kick drums, it is often beneficial to apply EQ and compression to shape and pronounce the sound particularly when in a mix context and surrounded by layer after layer of instrument sounds. However, this tutorial takes the sound design approach and focuses on using compression to create new drum textures as opposed to making the kick drum cut through a mix.
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In the Compressing EDM Kick Drums video I use D16’s Drumazon plugin, the best TR 909 emulator bar none, to trigger a drum beat sequence using the famous TR 909 kick drum. I show you how to use Drumazon’s tools to shape the 909 kick drum. I explain in detail how to use FabFilter’s Pro C2 compressor plugin to create lots of new drum textures. I show you how to use the compressor’s side-chain filter to specify which frequencies are used to trigger the compressor and which problematic frequencies need to be filtered out.
Plugins used in this video:
FabFilter’s Pro C2
Topics covered in this video are:
Understanding the requirements for creating an Epic EDM Kick
From haunting and hypnotic to ominous and unearthly – Spectral Electronica features an expansive collection of pounding drum loops, mangled modular loops, ghostly vocal chops, obscure melodic kits, exploring the darker shades of production. Spectral Electronica offers an amorphous assortment of loops, drum hits, one-shots and Serum presets to deliver a genre-colliding collection guaranteed to get inspiration going across left-field electronica, future beats, trap-inspired production and beyond.
LEFTFIELD BASS 201 LOOPS 117 ONE SHOTS
SM is one of the world’s leading providers of pro-audio loops and samples. From the pumping rhythms of house and techno to the immersive soundscapes of dubstep, downtempo and cinematic, this catalog puts the world of electronic music at your fingertips.
The Very Best of Sheryl Crow Songbook for Piano/Vocal/Guitar
This songbook features 16 Sheryl Crow favorites arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames. Songs include: All I Wanna Do * A Change Would Do You Good * The Difficult Kind * Everyday Is a Winding Road * The First Cut Is the Deepest * Home * I Shall Believe * If It Makes You Happy * Leaving Las Vegas * Light in Your Eyes * My Favorite Mistake * Picture * Soak up the Sun * Steve McQueen * Strong Enough * There Goes the Neighborhood.
This matching folio to the best-of double album compilation of this Canadian super trio features the 29 tracks arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames and full lyrics. Songs include: Anthem * Closer to the Heart * A Farewell to Kings * Fly by Night * Freewill * Lakeside Park * Limelight * Manhattan Project * New World Man * A Passage to Bangkok * Red Barchetta * Spirit of Radio * Subdivisions * Time Stand Still * Tom Sawyer * The Trees * 2112-II Temples of Syrinx * Working Man * and more.
The power of Massive X cannot be denied, and when programmed well, it can deliver huge & diverse sounds, that bring a track to life.
After a long time, Patchmaker is back with “500 presets – Massive X”, an essential pack of expertly crafted presets that can be used to bring energy and beauty to any dancefloor. Each individual preset features from 4 to 12 macro controls, ensuring your sounds are as diverse and evolving as possible.
In detail, expect to find 500 presets – epic leads, solid basses, thick synths, dark wobbles, pumping plucks, lush pads, sound effects, soundscapes and much more.
“500 presets – Massive X” is suitable for Any EDM genres – from Future Bass to Lo-Fi, Chillout, Hard Trap,
Future House, Drum & Bass, Riddim Dubstep and any other genre, that is popular today.This pack will took a lot of your time to explore this huge amount of presets. What you hear in the demo, it’s just a glimpse of what you can expect inside this pack, as we’ve only used 10% of the content to make it.
You will have all the material to create breathtaking and mind blowing tracks.You can use it to add creativity to your musical productions.
NOTE: Latest version of Massive X is required to be able to use these presets.
NOTE: This is a Massive X pack ONLY. The preview contains drums and noise sound effects for illustrative purposes only.