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Fredeke

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Hi. This is my first sample collection. Any feedback welcome.

I especially wonder: upon seeing / hearing this promo material,
1. do you have an idea of what you'd be getting ?
2. does it make you want to get it ?

Also, any distributor to recommend ?





(from my website - 2496ad.com)

A collection of 80 humongous drones: both plain and sparky like no digital sound can ever hope to be, they fill up the spectrum from the deepest rumble to the crispiest crackle.

Whether you lay them down to build ambiences and soundscapes, or cut them up to create your own sound effects, hairs will stand at the litteral sound of electricity !

They were generated from a big modular synthesizer featuring lots of waveshapers, plus classic analog synthesizers like the Korg MS-20 or the Moog Sub37, as well as the more exotic Murom Aelita – a vintage Soviet synth built (and sounding) like a tank. A few acoustic sources were thrown in for even more ruggedness, depth and variety.

Analog processing involve the Moogerfooger Phaser, different versions of the Aphex Aural Exciter and Big Bottom Expander, and the Thermionic Culture Vulture – an incredibly fat tube disto. Digital reverbs, served in separate files, include the hardware Lexicon PCM91 and Strymon Big Sky. Little equalization was done, to retain the full roughness of the original sounds, and leaving you all liberty to EQ them at your leasure and fit them into any mix.

All which were loopable in nature (that is most of them) are looped perfectly, and most are several minutes long already.

They are sampled at 96KHz, so slowing them down up to an octave won't compromise their brightness (except for the ones devoid of significant HF content: those are at 48KHz). All come in 24 bits.

Format: WAV
Size: 47 Gb

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Yeah I know it's commercial talk, but isn't that the point? Plus, it's all true ;)
 
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ghobii

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1. A bunch of samples
2. Yes
I rarely use loops in my music, as I enjoy the sound design process. But these are pretty fabulous. Just the reason I'm starting to explore modular myself.

I felt like the video could have been shorter. Cut the samples shorter, and showcase more variation, keeping it in the 2-3 minute range.
 
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Fredeke

Fredeke

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Btw... I think these might interest movie sound editors more than musicians, or just as much.
Does anyone have a stock SFX website to recommend ?

(This should have been the thread's title... darn.)
 
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Fredeke

Fredeke

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The collection was just released:
https://www.sampleism.com/2496-AD/product/big-fat-analog-drones/
 

karelpsota

send nudes
EDIT: I just saw this was an old post. Congrats on the release. Make what you want on the information below ;)

My first thoughts were:

WOW! This is fat... but it's gonna take a lot of space in a mix.
Curious to hear how the designer intended to use them.
I think a dressed demo would be nice. (maybe with percs and strings)

The trailer is a bit long, especially if there are no distinct acts.
Most trailers are 2min. I like to aim for 1 min with 4 acts.

(I would have edited so much stuff differently today, but I'm happy with the structure below)



Output also does great sound design trailers.

48 GB is a lot of space.
I've gotten a lot of heat from "trimming the fat" on my libraries, but I think pro-users care more about a small effective library, then an overwhelmingly large one.
 
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Fredeke

Fredeke

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EDIT: I just saw this was an old post. Congrats on the release. Make what you want on the information below ;)

My first thoughts were:

WOW! This is fat... but it's gonna take a lot of space in a mix.
Curious to hear how the designer intended to use them.
I think a dressed demo would be nice. (maybe with percs and strings)

The trailer is a bit long, especially if there are no distinct acts.
Most trailers are 2min. I like to aim for 1 min with 4 acts.

(I would have edited so much stuff differently today, but I'm happy with the structure below)



Output also does great sound design trailers.

48 GB is a lot of space.
I've gotten a lot of heat from "trimming the fat" on my libraries, but I think pro-users care more about a small effective library, then an overwhelmingly large one.


Thanks for your input! Yes, this one is released already, but I'll consider your kind advices for my next libs.

As for the space it takes in the mix... Maybe this is the wrong forum, but I had sound editors in mind, more than musicians, for this one.

Your video looks great, super pro, and makes me want to buy the lib right away! My only remark is I wish the sounds were featured more prominently. Did you hire a pro crew to film your rec session?
 
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karelpsota

send nudes
Your video looks great, super pro, and makes me want to buy the lib right away! My only remark is I wish the sounds were featured more prominently. Did you hire a pro crew to film your rec session?

Thank you! And yes I agree, I should have done a naked demo too ;)

We had a pro camera guy. He was a tremendous help on set. He had the smoke bomb idea, and lighting ideas.
 
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