Way back in August 2005, two sound designers called James Thompson and Dan Powell, freshly adrift from the R&D centre of a well known japanese music company, collaborated with Native Instruments on a library called ‘Kontakt Experience’. From Soniccouture.
Few strange psychedelic patches. I will definitely create something similar in the future, just larger and better. Names of the patches are made of slovak words for some kind of insect, flowers and animals :)
Empty playground in a park in Piestany, a famous slovak spa town. I have been there for some reason and had some time off, so I decided to find something interesting to record, because I had my mics with me of course. As soon as I found this place I knew this was it.
There´s nothing special about this - it´s only at least 30 years old bus stop booth hit several times with a fist during few minutes of waiting for a ride home. What else would you do, having a microphone in your pocket ? Tweaked for a while in Kontakt and here you are... have fun :)
This library consists of various sounds recorded without serious intention or concept on one of my many visits of Dererov Mlyn (Derer´s Mill), a place, where our cottage stands. Dererov Mlyn is a small settlement about 10 km away from the town I live in.
A much-loved and ubiquitous toy from the 1970s and 80s, Texas Instruments Speak & Spell has found a new lease of life in electronica in the last few years. People discovered that if you tinker with its circuits and voice chips, glitching, looping, and other interesting effects can be achieved. ‘Circuit Bending’, as this is known, is said to have begun in the late 1960s, and its invention is attributed to one Reed Ghazala, after a fortuitous accident with a toy ampliﬁer. From Soniccouture.
pocketBlakus is a sampled, expressive solo cello virtual instrument for Kontakt* 4.2.4 or higher (v.1.6). There is also a version available for HALion** (v.1.5). Great freebie!