Sound Study Volume 1
Download Link – High Quality WAV Files
Download Link – Radio Music RAW Files (same samples but in RAW format)
This is the first volume in our open source sample library series, the Voltage Control Lab Sound Study. We have challenged our students to create at least 10 new samples with either their modular synth, field recording of found sounds or pretty much any other method available.
Volume 1 features work from a number of our students, who have each created some really fantastic samples!
This series was inspired by the Music Thing Radio Music by Tom Whitwell, so our first installment is formatted in both Radio Music-friendly RAW format as well as high quality WAV format. The samples are arranged into separate folders for both formats. Links can be found above.
Five students and I (Computo) took part in this first volume. You will find 6 folders in the unzipped download folder, organized by artist.
Radio Music Folder Orientation
0 – Bendu
1 – D. Squintz
2 – At Dusk
3 – spaceprodigi
4 – DiPrima
5 – Computo
Notes on the packages and artists:
“These samples are mined from Live ‘Samples/Recorded’ folders of years gone by and are raw modular recordings. Sometimes the modular was synced to Live’s clock but not always. The exception is the recent recordings of the Delptronics Thunderbell that were made specifically for this project.”
-D. Squintz (Michael Rivera)
“The samples are all recorded from my eurorack/modular synth other than a couple recordings from the Moog Mother 32 which is then processed thru the rack. All of the final outs are then ran thru my UAD Apollo 8 interface to utilize its preamp emulations. All of which is then recorded into ableton and chopped up into individual samples. No processing done at all in the computer with these. They’re all basically a bunch of random snippets from layers of beats i have recorded over the past year.
-AT DUSK (Alex Annese)
“Recorded a bunch of knob twiddling in the modular then ran it through a Simpler with the Push and a ton of wacky effects”
“I used a mixture of one shots from my modular and recordings from my field recorder. I recorded the samples straight into Ableton and then sent each channel through my analog Neve Shelford channel strips to give some shine.”
“OSC MN DPO, SEQ Intellijel Metropolis”
“Using a combination of pieces of modular recordings, granular sampled pieces of the same recordings and complicated Absynth patches.”
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