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Revelation

Finally found some time to check out revelation in Cubase 7.5 using a HALion 5-patch from my library Sonic Cinema and I like the sound of this reverb a lot. Adding modulation to their algo reverb tail was a very good decision by the Steinberg developers, thank you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK-eijUxeGA
by Simon Stockhausen
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:25 pm
 
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Re: Out now: Colliding Worlds

Great, I am very happy that this is finally out of the door.

Here is a video playlist with all my audio demos bounced to video, so you can see Groove Agent in action while listening:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdDy6n1e-aeNIfZYOJFmSl1UAUiUPdwty

It took me about half a year to accomplish, over 1.700 samples and loops were played and recorded all by myself, cut, edited, polished, also transformed into electronic soundscapes and other funny noises and eventually structured in musical patterns and loops.

You will find deeply multi-sampled sounds of:
darabuka, frame drum, ocean drum, concert toms, various snares, djembes, various chimes, gong/tam tam, a kit made from door sounds, a kit made from field recordings recorded in various factories, container drums (aste and charity containers), electronic drums, singing bowls, kitchen percussion, hang percussion, Angkelungs (chromatically sampled - 18 sizes), crotales (beaten and also some bowed sounds), 200 litre oil barrel, corpus percussion (played on a cello corpus and some other stuff), cymbals (ride and various splashs), water pan, rainmaker(s), Nepalese bells and finger cymbals, temple blocks and warped drums sounds and some spring drums too.

This makes my day...

P.S.: More infos and detailed descriptions of each kit can be found in this thread on my patchpool forum:
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=200&t=446939

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EDIT (on the next day):

Here are some more details about each of the 30 kits:

Angkelungs - 89 Samples - 57.9 MB
18 Angkelungs ranging from G3 - C5, multisampled with 4x round robin (shaking it forth/back), additional tempo-synced loops, tremolos and trills for selected pitches.

Barrel Drums - 62 Samples - 82.6 MB
200 liter oil barrel multi-sampled hits at different spots of the barrel, played with all kinds of sticks, mallets and other things, also hitting a cymbal lying on top of the barrel - some electronic derivatives and 2 synced loops are also available.

Chime In - 44 Samples - 169.5 MB
Tubular wind-chimes (the tubes are up to 1,20 m long), glass chimes, two differently sized bar chimes (the bigger one is huge, weighing 12+ kg), large bamboo chimes, some electronic derivatives/soundscapes/drones, tempo-synced loops played with sticks on the bamboo chimes.

Container Drums - 51 Samples - 28.7 MB
Various waste, recycling, storage and charity containers of different sizes and materials, mostly multi-sampled with round robin, many of the samples are pre-processed.

Corpus Percussion - 75 Samples - 34.3 MB
Most of the samples were created on the corpus of a cello using various sticks, objects and tools like screwdrivers, Allen wrenches and chopsticks, some samples were created on an acoustic western guitar - some additional electronic derivatives (loops) are also included.

Crotales - 75 Samples - 378.5 MB
2 octaves from C5 - C7, sampled with 4 velocities layers. The lower octave (C5 - B5) was sampled chromatically and the samples were also copied to the octave below, extending the instrument range from C4 - C7. The upper octave (C#6 - B6) was sampled in whole-tone steps. Two bowed crotales textures and two electronic derivatives thereof are also included in this kit.

Cymbalizer - 89 Samples - 275.9 MB
20“ ride cymbal and five differently sized splash cymbals, multi-sampled with up to 7 velocity layers / 4x round robin, various articulations including bowed cymbal sounds which are electronically processed. A floor tom with 7 velocity layers, a tempo-synced rainmaker loop and a deep container sub kick with round robin variations were borrowed from other kicks.

Darabuka - 50 Samples - 53.7 MB
Multisampled darabuka (metal corpus), various articulations were sampled with up to 7 velocity layers and 8x round robin, 13 tempo-synced loops in various time signature and some processed darabuka sounds are also included. Some percussion and bass instruments were borrowed from other kits.

Door Drums - 45 Samples - 33.6 MB
Various doors and gates recorded in various places like stairways, parking lots, apartments, cars, and industrial spaces. Some are multi-sampled with round robin variations, some use sample start velocity to modify the samples. Processed, tempo-synced loops and a soundscape are also available and some odd loops made from closing a wooden door.

Dual Djembe - 96 Samples - 112.1 MB
Two big djembes, one wooden the other made of fiberglass, multisampled with up to 8 velocity layers / 8x round robin, plenty of articulations are available including tempo-synced finger rolls. 21 synced loops in various time-signatures are included, six of them played on both djembes simultaneously.

Factory Mayhem - 33 samples - 37.2 MB
Industrial kit made entirely from field recordings collected in various factories and harbors. Tempo-synced and tonal loops composed from processed industrial sounds are also available, quite a few pads use sample velocity start range.

Frame Drums - 88 Samples - 166.5 MB
Two bodhran drums (frame drums) one of them at two different tunings, multi-sampled with up to 7 velocity layers and 4x round robin, various articulations are available like beater hits, mallet hits, hand hits, finger slaps, finger rolls, tremolos, swishes and more. A granular frame drum soundscape and a tempo-synced, processed oud theme are also included, some shaker sounds were borrowed from the Let It Rain-Kit.

Gimmick Kit - 62 Samples - 100.7 MB
Percussion sounds with a cartoon-ish flavor.
spring drum, water pan, thunder sheet multisampled with up to 6 velocity layers and 8x round robin, some electronic derivatives. A few percussion sounds were borrowed from other kits.

Kitchen Percussion - 90 Samples - 86.5 MB
Multi-sampled kitchen objects sampled with up to 8x round robin and 7 velocity layers: two cooking pots (one of them filled with water) played with various sticks, spoons and mallets, a milk foamer, a salad spinner, cutlery and a knife sharpener. A spectral soundscape derived from a spoon sound is also included.

Let It Rain - 39 Samples - 99.6 MB
waterfall percussion (plastic chimes), monsoon rainmaker, distant thunder, processed rainmaker drones
11 tempo-synced loops are also included

Mellowtone Mix - 97 Samples - 96.3 MB
Hang percussion - all 9 pentatonic pitches multi-sampled at 4 velocities and 2 articulations (hand/soft mallet), multi-sampled sub-bass accents played on the backside of the instrument - the original tuning was preserved so it’s not perfectly chromatic.

Mellowtone Chromatic
Same samples as above, mapped chromatically split up into two articulations (mallets/hands).

Mellowtone Loop Mix - 2 Samples - 113 MB
28 Mellowtone loops in various time signatures, accompanied by some electronic drum- and synth loops and percussion - and drum instruments, borrowed from other kits.

Nepal Bells - 69 Samples - 197.2 MB
Two differently sized Dorje bells, 2 differently sized crotales - accents with 4 velocities and tremolos
two finger cymbals - accents, rubbed, open/close with 6x round robin, tempo-synced loops, some electronics.

Ocean Drum - 50 Samples - 119.5 MB
Large 22“ ocean drums, multisampled hits of various kinds, shakes, waves and tempo-synced shake loops. 13 tempo-synced loops are also included in this kit and a music-loop audio-morphing Tuvan throat singing with one of the pattern beats.

Singing Bowls - 38 Samples - 303.9 MB
Five singing bowls, hit, rubbed (with release samples) and bowed, some electronic derivatives/soundscapes are also included."
Singing Bowls Chromatic Same samples as above mapped chromatically, using layered articulations (beaten/bowed/rubbed) also adding electronic drone sounds in the bass register. Some micro bells and waterfall percussion were borrowed from other kits.

Snare Mania - 98 Samples - 85 MB
Three differently sized snare drums, multi-sampled with up to 8 velocity layers and 6x round robin, multiple articulations are available (normal hits rattle on/off, rim shots, rolls and accents, flams, rim flams).
20 tempo-synced loops, some additional electronic percussion loops and a granulated snare soundscape are also available. Several cymbals and percussion instruments were borrowed from other kits.

Space Gong - 56 Samples - 224.9 MB
Large Chinese windgong recorded with all sorts of multisampled articulations (velocity or round robin) like muted, open, swells, swishes, scrapes and whale gong sounds played with differently sized rubber balls - some electronic derivatives and processed Thai gongs are also included.

Temple Blocks - 67 Samples - 64.8 MB
Five temple blocks, multi-sampled at 4 velocities, tremolos with accel./rit. - tempo-synced loops - also processed with FX - in various time signatures. From C3 - C5 the five blocks are mapped chromatically.

Tom Attack - 111 Samples - 178.1 MB
Four concert toms and a floor tom, multisampled at up to 7 velocity layers or 8x round robin and various articulations (stick, mallets, flams, rimshots) - 12 temposynced loops in various time signatures and tempos are also available.

Urbanizer - 43 Samples - 28.8 MB
This kit is composed entirely from electronic drum sounds, percussive noises and glitchy textures programmed on various drum machines and synthesizers. Four tempo-synced loops are also available, one of them audio-morphing one of the pattern beats with the sound of a departing subway.

Warped Kit - 20 Samples - 76 MB
Electronic drum sounds and tempo-synced loops with a warped twist.

Water Pan Loops - 47 Samples - 119.5 MB
47 water pan loops, acoustic and sometimes extremely processed and glitchy in various time signatures (5/8 - 6/8 - 7/8 - 4/4 - 4/4 triplets) and a bass sequencer loop in 7/8. Some drum- and percussion sounds were borrowed from other kits (frame drum kick, rim shot snares, monsoon shaker loop, electronic shaker loop).

World Percussion Mix - 2 extra samples
This kit combines numerous multisampled instruments from other kits like djembe, darabuka, frame drum, ocean drum, finger and splash cymbals, bells, bamboo chimes, monsoon rainmaker and shaker sounds. Two tempos-synced music loops audio-morphing granulated oud with one of the pattern beats and a bass sequencer were additionally created for this kit.

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1761 samples in total - 3.34 GB uncompressed - wav/stereo/48 Khz/24 Bit
all acoustic samples are phase-aligned, recorded in L-C-R, sometimes adding contact microphones attached directly to an instrument or using a dynamic mic for the backside of a drum like the two djembes and the darabuka in order to capture the low end better.
by Simon Stockhausen
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:29 pm
 
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Re: Sound Libraries for HALion 5 on patchpool

This new demo features 3 HALion 5-patches from Aureus Ventus, all the flute phrases were played on the combination of the middle and the bottom part of the flute without the mouthpiece (Pars-pro-Toto technique invented by Andreas Mazur). I preserved all microtonal things, the phrases can be coarse- and finetuned with Macros, sample start can be altered with another Macro, then there will be a second key-switchable granular layer where you can also determine sample speed. I haven't cut all of the phrases from the second recording session yet, there is more to come, and also we recorded single notes with all possible pitches from that combination. The background sounds (also the choir-like pad) in the demo are flutes mixed with bowed crotales and electronic derivatives of bowed singing bowls.

http://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/flute-wanderer-aureus-ventus-for-halion-5

and here is a video for Granular Flute Flaps:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cR4oVlNdjo
by Simon Stockhausen
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:19 pm
 
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Cornucopia for HALion 6 released - video experiments inside

Here are some first live-on-video- experiments, re-synthesizing/wavetabling some samples, experimenting with the different modes, WT spread, detuning, speed, formant modulation and so forth - for re-synthesis and wavetabling I do think HALion 6 is a game changer, the sound quality and possibility to combine waveforms from different samples in one wavetable just via drag&drop is highly intuitive and will result in an abundance of new, interesting sounds...

Resynthesis - Piano String played with a pencil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mejcpr5EZl8

Resynthesis - Vocal phrase
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMSJH2QMRCQ
by Simon Stockhausen
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:27 am
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

SqueekSqueek wrote:Thank you!! :-D

Are you really Simon Stockhausen, btw?


Well there is only one other Simon Stockhausen I know of, that was my granddad an he died in world war 2, so it must be me :)
by Simon Stockhausen
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:36 am
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

More video experiments - wavetable pad made in HALion 6, using two wavetables I extracted/re-synthesized from electronic textures made for my Iris subscription, laying out some chords, tweaking the modulation wheel and 3 assigned Macros on the fly.

The whole wave-tabling thing can get pretty CPU-intense, problem for me in LogicX: there is no multi-core support in HALion 6, at least not in the AU version of the plugin so everything runs on 1 core. And why the didn't add more polyphonic LFOs and some new filter models in HALion 6 is beyond me, well, I'll keep on begging...

But the artifact-freeness of the re-synthesis is simply amazing - I spent weeks of my life removing faulty waveforms/smoothening transitions and whatnot in the Serum WT editor, unfortunately H6 uses it's own wavetable format, so the the WTs one creates in H6 can only be used in H6. But the glass is definitely more than half full in HALion 6 :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuPemgRoMVE
by Simon Stockhausen
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:18 am
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

Re-synthesized glockenspiel sequence in HALion 6 wavetable synth, using the Exponential mode for the re-synthesis limiting marker amount to 40, later dragging some of the 40 markers around to find the right waveforms. The tinkling sound in the pad also results from modulating formants with a slow random LFO. Quite beautiful...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AoUi6qViF8
by Simon Stockhausen
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:07 pm
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

After learning some more about the SPECTRUM editor in H6 and how to manipulate phases and other things, here is another video experiment:

Re-synthesizing/wave-tabling a choir recording with speech and lot's of consonants, placing the markers manually, manipulating the resulting wavetable in various ways - highly experimental.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0ikCFbQA-0
by Simon Stockhausen
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:04 pm
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

Another video:

HALion 6 wavetable sound - re-synthesized/wave-tabled cello sample (flautato articulation) in two wavetable oscillators, OSC1 was edited on the Spectrum page to modify the harmonics and phases, OSC2 was left untouched.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J68syaTJbr0
by Simon Stockhausen
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:41 pm
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

Re-synthesizing/wave-tabling one of my Hang loops with HALion 6 resulting in a rhythmical, vocoder-like sound, tweaking things on the fly live on video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLTfBlg-CpA
by Simon Stockhausen
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:02 am
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

Halion 6 wavetable bass, using a WT extracted from a synth drone. WT index can be randomized via Macros, multi-spread too - tweaking things on the fly in the video, adding filter distortion, filter envelope, applying amp envelope to WT index via the modulation wheel, tweaking the formants and stuff...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MehDOMDPLPY
by Simon Stockhausen
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:08 am
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

A re-synthesized/wave-tabled euphonium swell with flutter tongue articulation (from a studio recording of one of my compositions), the wavetable markers are synced to host tempo, a tempo-synced, re-triggering LFO (ramp up) modulates various things like formants/filter cutoff/detune.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU8Lh5cEEW4
by Simon Stockhausen
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:21 am
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

Re-syntheszing/wave-tabling a speech recording (2 words -> my wife Andrea->actress) from a recent project with Halion 6, tweaking things on the fly live on video, laying out some chords, getting lost...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqDwXRMV3lo
by Simon Stockhausen
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:42 am
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

great work Simon

don´t know which are the 3 best - so every of those are on the 1stplace ;)

are there coming more or are you starting now a new patchpool-Lib for HALion6?

Thanks - as soon as I have some spare time again, there will be more videos and maybe a tutorial or two. Later this year I'll definitely produce a new library for H6, until then, my two libs for H5 will do :) - actually they are on sale until tomorrow evening.

Aureus Ventus and Sonic Cinema for HALion 5 (fully compatible with H6).
by Simon Stockhausen
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:23 pm
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

Live on video: re-synthesizing/wave-tabling male overtone singing from my Alchemy library MetaVox in Halion 6, trying various re-synthesis modes, tweaking things on the fly, editing the harmonics in the spectrum editor, manipulating the phases. I'm very impressed by the results I must say...

The only thing I'm really missing are some phase distortion modes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7ApV9ioqf4
by Simon Stockhausen
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:38 am
 
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Re: Modulation matrix destinations

At least the most important FX parameters should be included, the best would be to get rid of the matrix and construct an open, more modular modulation system, it's too old-school in the current state.
by Simon Stockhausen
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:32 pm
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

Re-synthesizing/wave-tabling a trill texture played on my soprano sax with HALion 6, applying LFO modulation to formant shift, tweaking things on the fly. It's recommended to experiment with the Window Type depending on the source one is re-synthesizing, for this sound the Blackman setting produced the smoothest results, as the "air" included in the sax sample wasn't so pronounced (resulting in high frequency partials which sounded rather synthetic).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xliqyfhilG0
by Simon Stockhausen
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:41 am
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

Today was the time to learn the Macro interface design in Halion 6, the learning curve was a bit steep but after a while I got the hang of it.

A custom Halion 6 pad sound with a custom Macro interface with 12 Macros and 2 wavetable displays, the two wavetables involved where extracted from re-synthesized speech samples.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLj_fGqPxwY
by Simon Stockhausen
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:12 pm
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

I just made this little tutorial, as so many folks have asked for it, explaining the basic functions of the wavetable synth, re-synthesizing a violin and a waterphone sample.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOuTGhfU1Lo
by Simon Stockhausen
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:02 am
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

On a slightly different, yet related note:

Audio-morphing some Tuva throat singing from my Alchemy library MetaVox with one of my Halion 6 pads using Zynaptiq Morph 2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JTtXwYpnUM
by Simon Stockhausen
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:45 am
 
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Re: Resynthesis video experiments with HALion 6

Demo track with two instances of H6, both patches are wavetable-based - 100% H6.

https://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/ ... r-halion-6
by Simon Stockhausen
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:38 pm
 
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Re: Video experiments with HALion 6 - sound library coming s

Two instances of HALion 6 using 2 presets (Garden Chimes Split + Alto Sax Swell Pad) from Cornucopia, some Macro and modulation wheel action in both instances.

Patch descriptions:

Garden Chimes Split
Two long tubular chime samples split across the keyboard, split point: C3 - recorded in a garden (of my mum’s house where I grew up in), each sample is layered with an effected version where the pitches of the chimes are tuned to a dorian scale, the FX versions play in granular mode. Plenty of QCs and Macros are installed, amongst other things you can control/modulate sample start/grain position/grain speed, hybrid filter modulation and phaser FX for for the granular layer, chorus/ring modulation for the sampling layer, master delay/reverb FX and more. MW adds complex pitch modulation, AT adds vibrato when the respective QC has dialed in.

Alto Sax Swell Pad
Two re-synthesized/wave-tabled alto sax swells in OSC1/2 of the WT synth. MW adds tempo-synced formant modulation (via filter envelope), QC4 adds a tempo-synced filter envelope (user envelope). Each OSC has dedicated controls for WT speed, formant shift, amount of unison voices, unison detune and pan position. A band reject filter on program level can be dialed in with the center Macro. More controls are available for chorus/delay/reverb FX, QC3 controls amount of vibrato (pitch/amplitude) via AT, the Glide-switch enables tempo-synced glide (1/16).

Have a nice sonic flight...
https://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/afternoon-garden-scape-cornucopia-for-halion-6
by Simon Stockhausen
Tue May 16, 2017 6:09 pm
 
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