Cornucopia for HALion 6 released - video experiments inside

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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:01 pm

Three instances of Halion 6 with some fresh patches in this track, some Macro and modwheel automation:

https://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/ ... r-halion-6
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:58 pm

After all these experiments and tracks, here is an announcement for my upcoming sound library for HALion 6:

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Cornucopia for HALion 6 provides a wealth of predominantly wavetable-based patches, all wavetables were be produced exclusively for this sound library by re-synthesizing dozens of samples from various acoustic instruments (string instruments, woodwinds, brass), vocals, percussion and electronic textures.
The sounds focus on warm and moving pads, dark and epic drones, digital hybrids, animated sequences, profound bass and pluck sounds, cinematic textures and soundscapes, crispy mallets and obscure sound effects. Some patches also layer the wavetable synth with Halion's granular and/or sampling engine, some patches also make use of Halion's analog synth, a few patches only use the granular and/or sampling oscillators. All presets have a designed Macro interface with a background image, more complex modulation routings are sometimes also assigned to the eight Quick Controls at the bottom of the main interface and the modulation wheel, quite a few presets also make use of aftertouch.

The wav-samples in Cornucopia are a mixture of field recordings, soprano sax tones and phrases, a huge gong recorded open air in a garden, tubular chimes (also recorded in that garden), electronic soundscapes, multi-sampled synth sounds and experimental electronic textures. All wavetables are embedded in the preset files, yet an additional folder with all wavetables used in Cornucopia (plus some extra ones) is included in the download folder, so that the user can easily create new patches using these tables.

Specifications:
  • *103 tagged presets
    *155 wavetables (153.1 MB, also available in a separate folder for easy access).
    *769.9 MB of original samples (67 wavs / 48 Khz / 24 Bit / stereo)
    *Library size in total (with all assets): 1.03 GB
    *Delivery: download (compressed RAR archive).
    *Price on release: € 42 EUR.
    *Pre-order price: € 32 EUR.
    *The full version of HALion 6 is required to play the patches from this library.
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All demos were produced entirely with HALion 6 using only patches from Cornucopia, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation, if several instances of HALion were used in a track.

https://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/ ... ucopia-for

Here is a Youtube playlist with video demos for this library and other wavetable experiments which led to the creation of this sound libray. There is also a tutorial for the wavetable synth towards the bottom of the list.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J68syaT ... ZCOlfNMjNJ

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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:14 am

Demo video for a wave-sequencer from Cornucopia, tweaking the assigned Macros and Quick Controls on the fly, modulation wheel for pitch sequencing is automated. Wave-sequencing in the two zones via two step modulators (32 steps), each zone using a different wavetable extracted from speech samples. Synced formant/filter modulation via random LFO, synced amplitude modulation via filter envelopes, synced pitch sequencing via pitch envelope (assigned to modulation wheel), synced pan modulation via another LFO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtb9QxazQXA
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:27 pm

Two instances of HALion 6 using presets from Cornucopia, some Macro and modulation wheel action in both instances. The bell-like drone sound uses wavetables extracted from a gong accent, the other one a WT extracted from bamboo chimes layered with an analog Halion synth.

https://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/ ... r-halion-6
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:15 pm

Three instances of HALion 6 using three wavetable patches from the sound library Cornucopia:

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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:11 am

Demo for a hybrid patch from Cornucopia, combining a tempo-synced granular soprano sax sequence (sampled in two octaves, the lower one is 8 bars long, the higher 4 bars, synced ramp LFO modulates grain position) with a wavetable synth which uses a tempo-synced wavetable sequence extracted from the sax loop in the lower octave (synced ramp LFO modulates wavetable position). The “Diffuse“-Quick Control randomizes grain position, increases grain length, spreads/randomizes the waveforms in the WT synth and transforms the sound into a beautiful tonal soundscape. Two types of filter modulation can be dialed in, synced amplitude for the sax sequences can be added, MW detunes the grains and the WT synth (unison detune), pitch offset for the granular zones can be dialed in with a QC, +/- 1 octave with the control fully engaged.

Plenty of Macro and modulation wheel automation going on in the demo, Halion rocks!

Video and audio demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIryQYH2QS0

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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:21 pm

Improvising with an ambient patch from Cornucopia, some Macro and modwheel action.

Patch description:
Multi-sampled tonal soundscape sampled at 3 pitches (C2 – C3 – C5) layered with a WT synth using a WT extracted from one of the scapes. Each layer has it’s dedicated volume control, 4 granular controls are available for grain speed/grain position control via AT/ grain perforation/grain spread, fast wavetable position modulation can be introduced via QC7. The interface provides more Macros for WT speed, WT flanger mix, phased/delay/reverb FX. MW randomizes grain pitch and increases WT unison detune.
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:28 pm

Dreamy ambient music featuring two wavetable patches from Cornucopia (English Horn Pad/Glass Drone) - some Macro and modulation wheel action in both instances.

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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:55 am

Demo for another wavetable patch from Cornucopia, the wavetable was extracted from an Angkelung tremolo with accel/rit - the available Macros and the modulation wheel are automated (LogicX).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80REplTIJdA
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:30 pm

Smooth ambient demo with two instances of HALion 6 using presets from Cornucopia, both patches layer granulated soprano sax sounds with wavetable synths - some Macro and modulation wheel action in one instance.

https://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/ ... r-halion-6
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:26 pm

Improvising with a drone patch from Cornucopia, the wavetables used in all three oscillators were extracted from a celtic harp glissando.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH78vwYljd4
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:53 pm

Two wavetable patches from Cornucopia in a short Digital Interlude:

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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:41 pm

Improvising with a hybrid patch from Cornucopia which combines a wavetable synth with a granular oscillator. The WT synth is using a WT extracted from a soprano sax flageolet sample, layered with the granulated version of that sample, an LFO is slowly modulating grain position, grain speed is set to zero.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKmfrRkXz3U
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:53 am

Something lush and animated -> two instances of HALion 6 using presets from Cornucopia, some Macro and modulation wheel action in both instances.

https://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/ ... r-halion-6
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:04 pm

Improvising with a hybrid patch from Cornucopia, combining wavetable synthesis with granular synthesis and sampling.

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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Mon May 01, 2017 5:21 pm

Two instances of HALion 6 using two presets from Cornucopia - some Macro and modulation wheel action in both instances. One patch layers wavetable with granular synthesis, the other one is all wavetable. 100% HALion 6.

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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Tue May 09, 2017 5:46 pm

Demo video for the patch Star Scanner from Cornucopia, combining a granular soundscape with a dual wavetable synth, one can scan through the granular scape with the modulation wheel. Lots of automation going on in the video (inside LogicX).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fCYMvtnYRI
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Mon May 15, 2017 5:36 pm

Two fresh patches in one slightly dramatic demo, both patches layer samples of a huge gong (ø 130 cm) located in the garden of my mother's house (where I grew up), during a visit over the weekend I made some field recordings there. In both patches there is also a wavetable synth using a WT derived from the gong samples, custom interfaces let you control lots of parameters, I'll make a video once I have completed more patches with those field recordings, also some very large some beautiful wind chimes were captured, birds, and more...

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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Tue May 16, 2017 6:09 pm

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/ ... r-halion-6
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Wed May 17, 2017 2:22 pm

Improvising live on video with the HALion 6-patch "Odd Even Mill" from Cornucopia.

Description:
Dual WT Synth using an odd and an even tempo-synced WT (odd/even partials), MW adds vibrato, each oscillator has Macro controls for volume, octave and detune, more Macros control delay/ensemble/reverb FX. QC3 adds distortion, QC4 introduces a tempo-synced pitch stepper – +/- 1 octave with the control fully engaged.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDyKi27llS8
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Wed May 17, 2017 5:15 pm

And another one:

Improvising with a vocal re-synthesis patch from Cornucopia, Macro and modulation wheel action was recorded in several passes after improvising the music - 100% HALion 6.

Description:
Re-synthesized/wave-tabled female speech loop, MW adds a tempo-synced pitch sequence, plenty of wavetable controls are installed for modulating WT-speed, formant shift (also via LFO), unison detune, LP cutoff and more. More Macros are available for controlling delay/chorus/reverb FX.
https://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/ ... r-halion-6
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Fri May 19, 2017 5:55 pm

Two instances of HALion 6 using two presets from Cornucopia - both are wavetable patches with re-synthesized sounds - Double Duduk and Spectral Psaltery - some Macro and modulation wheel action, 100 % Halion 6. Quite amazing how well some sounds translate to wavetables in the re-synthesis process.

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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Sat May 20, 2017 4:24 pm

Improvising live on video with the HALion 6 patch Diamander from Cornucopia.

Patch description:
Multi-sampled synth bells with FX tails, 5 pitches were sampled between C1 – C5, samples are crossfade-looped. In a second layer there is a WT synth using a WT extracted from one of the samples (C4). MW adds square-shaped pitch modulation, modulation speed is modulated via VEL and S&H, +/- 7 Semitones with the wheel fully engaged. Plenty of Macros are installed for controlling the WT synth timbre, adding RM FX to the synth bells and master delay/reverb FX. QC3 introduces velocity sensitive LP filtering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozKqqypbGV0
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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Tue May 23, 2017 7:09 pm

Ambient demo featuring a single patch from Cornucopia, plenty of Macro automation going on.

Patch description:
Field recorded stone-water-splash layered with effected version (sampling and granular C-2 – C3) and processed water bells (C3 – C7), overlapping split point: C3. Each layer has a volume control - natural stone in L1, split sampling in L2 - split granular in L3, control sample start of L2 with QC1, control grain speed/position in L3 with QC3, add filter modulation to L2/3 with QC6, control modulation speed with QC7. MW adds tempo-synced tremolo FX, each layer has Macro controls for volume, the stone-splash in L1 has controls for pitch key follow range and coarse tuning and a dedicated convolution reverb which can also be reversed with a switch. The granular layer has 2 Macros for pitch randomization (one for each split sound). More Macros for phaser/delay/reverb FX are available.

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Post by Simon Stockhausen » Wed May 24, 2017 6:43 pm

Improvising live on video with the dark ambient/drone patch "Metusalix Split" from Cornucopia - this patch combines granular synthesis with a synth and a sampling module.

Description:
Two split layers combining granular synthesis drones with a synth drone in the lower register and a noise-scape in the upper, split point: C3
Each component has a dedicated volume control installed, FX controls for ring modulation/delay/reverb are installed. MW decreases LP cutoff and adds distortion, QC1 controls grain speed in the granular zones, QC2 engages grain position modulation/sample start modulation via VEL, QC3 shortens the grains and adds weird modulation to the sampling/synth zones, QC4 controls the amount of grain position randomization via AT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRsJD7PKGY0
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