Don’t know about you, but one of my favourite times of the year has arrived! The leaves change, the days get colder and darker… spookier and creepier… Yay for Halloween!
Speaking of creepy and spooky, whether you are a film composer, game composer, sound designer, performer or a passionate musician, if you want to make bodies shiver, and make hairs stand up, Ferrophone is surely a great addition to your collection.
Ferrophone is the new Wobblophones sample library, made from carefully recorded samples of the hand-crafted Neon & Landa instrument with the same name. According to the company, they create their libraries “using high quality samples recorded from our own self-developed and self-built (electro)acoustic instrument”.
This instrument is designed for creating dark and doomy soundscapes and creepy atmosphere. The Ferrophone library is intended to be a sound design tool for horror or science fiction themed projects.
The signature sound of the Ferrophone comes from two nails scraping two rotating discs. One moment the Ferrophone can ring very high, quite fragile and small, the next moment it morphs into something rough and big that it may remind a user of a scene on a construction site. At times the sounds can get so dark that one could feel lost on an apocalyptic world that hasn’t seen any sunlight in ages.
Features ▪ 740 MB of precisely recorded Ferrophone samples. ▪ 17 snapshots: ▪ 11 Snapshots optimised for Ferrophone’s discs rotated by motors. ▪ 6 Snapshots optimised for bowed playing of Ferrophone’s discs. ▪ All samples recorded at 44.1 kHz, 24-bit. ▪ A library full of metallic horror sound design potential.
The installation size of the library is approximately 600 MB using lossless .ncw compression. The Ferrophone instrument requires full version of Kontakt 5 (≥5.5.2)
Here are some eerie examples:
Price $30.00 / €25.00 / £22.00. There is an introductory discount of 15%: $25.50 / €21.25 / £18.70 until October 13, 2016. Get it here.
Cool beans, no?
Chaotics Reaktor Blocks
Chaotics is a collection of three chaotic synthesizer modules made for the Reaktor Blocks format. Each Chaotics block has its own character:
Feedback Sine: a chaotic generator that can sound like a guitar with feedback, an angled grinder or even a plain old sine oscillator.
Tinkerbell Sin: based on the classic Tinkerbell chaotic map, this generator has a relatively high frequency, but tends to remain somewhat “pitchy”.
De Jong Chaos: runs the De Jong strange attractor. It tends to produce lower frequency outputs than the other two, while also sounding a bit more gentle when properly chaotic.