Black Octopus teams up with Timevan Studios for a truly insane collection of classic drum machine samples. Quite possibly the most comprehensive and complete sample pack of its kind, this is a full on expedition into the realm of classic drum machines. You like 909 Bassdrums? Good – we have 63,000 of them. Not only is virtually every combination of settings explored, all the sounds have been run through a variety of highly sought after analog gear. During the creation process of this pack, a wide multitude of glitch, noise, and analog dirt sounds appeared using certain combinations (such as the Sherman & Schippman filter) and you can bet all of these sounds have made it into the pack. Many gems are scattered throughout the packs enormous library of 300,000+ sounds. The samples are logically labelled with which analog processors have been used for convenience. All this for an absolute bargain at $20!
Each analog drum sound comes directly from the it’s classic original, wall warts and all.
Both master and discreet instrument output of each unit are tested and used where possible, along with both accented and unaccented drum hits to maximize the variance among transients and analog waveforms. The maximum db the unit will output without artifact is carefully tested and chosen (in some instances the artifacts were kept just for SchitzUntGiggles).
The sounds then hit the tubes and transformers of our UAD and Chandler preamps and are captured in exquisite 176KHz detail by the Apogee Rosetta so as not to miss a single piece of harmonic nuance. This is to later help efficiently and politely reduce down to 44.1KHz with as little detail loss as possible for the final product. …Hey you can get the 176KHZ ones too, if you’re interested (www.timevanstudios.com)
The sounds are then painstakingly separated and routed via SSL’s xpatch in different combinations through a battery of classic european analog filters (Sherman, Schippman and Mutator) and analog post processing. Including the UBK Fatso, API 550eq and the legendary Mullard and Philips tubes of the Thermionic Culture Vulture 11th anniversary edition. The unit settings are even kept in the filenames, To deliver the widest most comprehensive sample set of these classic pieces yet.
We then lovingly normalize the entire 300Gb set to -13db and finally rounded down to ye olde 44.1KHz to make it manageable.
Whew……I’m exhausted, how about you?………..Smoke?
Download Size: 19.0 GB (Broken Up in 17 Zip files – The largest approximately 2GB. Please make sure you have a steady internet connection and adequate HD space for this pack.
Unzipped Size 20.6 GB
Contains 322,348 x 24-bit WAV
We realize that this pack is vastly under priced for scope and man hours that went into it. TimeVan Studios are excited and passionate about this creation and want to get it into as many hands as possible.
Want to use the sounds in this project for your VST instrument or Kontakt Library? Please e-mail us to discuss opportunity.
* Please note that while the majority of the sounds should be perfectly edited and named, due the scope of this project there are bound to be a few mislabeled files with errors.