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Kralc

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Here's a little ethnic style percussion, made from cling film and a bowl.
Discovered the sound when I was putting away some leftovers, and had the cling film taught over a bowl. Hitting it gave a nice, pretty deep sound, so I decided to record a couple of hits and make a kit out of it.

This instrument is nothing serious, just a bit of fun with cling film.... :?

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https://soundcloud.com/clarkaboud/cling-for-your-life

download here,
Cling Film Frame Drums

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Here's a little palm muted guitar patch. Just a quick experiment, but I think it turned out alright.

And also some toaster percussion. :|

Palm Muted Staccatos
https://www.box.com/s/ai2n7n68ys1aml1tfr1j

Toaster Perc.
https://www.box.com/s/6c8mq60d57nzk4xcbd2n

Hear them both here,
https://www.box.com/s/afzwcyxnaciydhhg3b1m

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Wanting to try out sampling something with round robin for myself, I grabbed a couple loose pieces of wooden decking planks, and started smacking them round like an idiot.
Was good fun though. Hopefully now a little fun for someone else too.
Two white key octaves, with 4x rr.

Have a listen,
https://www.box.com/s/ykg16a853uqoskfav8h4
(Also some pitched down hits in here.)

Wooden Percussion v1.0
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/109416840/Wood ... ussion.zip


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Soft Guitar Chords is a small instrument, sampling one of my favorite guitar voicings, 1/8/3 (or 1/8/10 I guess?) and 1/b7/b3, and the Dom7 and Sus4 equivalents So it's more of a harmony/background type guitar.
It ranges from the E string Emaj or Emin7 to the A string hi Amaj or Amin7, so 1 and a bit octaves.

On load up, hit the maj or min7 keyswitch (G1 and A1, respectively) to activate the samples. Use the keyswitches to change between the minor and major chords.
It works best if you hit the keyswitch just a bit before the note you wish to play.

This is my first try at sampling something tuned and really messing around in kontakt. So if I'm doing something the wrong way, please, help me out!! :lol:
The releases might be a bit much, but thankfully there's the releases switch to make them disappear!

Thanks Blakus for the inspiration, and Acall for the scripting help.
Hopeully it's useful for someone.

Soft Guitar Chords v1.1
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/109416840/Soft ... 20v1.1.zip


Some demos.
(Bet you can't guess which cello that is :wink:)
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http://soundcloud.com/clarkaboud/soft-guitar-chords

ATTYA, with Spitfire's felt piano and soft vibes.
https://www.box.com/s/g9i93ac2tcpk7f6p5xzp
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p.s. trill between the keyswitches for a keyboard rave. :P
 

Lukas K

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Re: Soft Guitar Chords Freebie.

Nice sound!

It reminds me of the "Friday Night Lights" soundtrack.

Thanks!
 

lee

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Re: Soft Guitar Chords Freebie.

Thank you! A wonderful gift! This "pay it forward" philosophy trend at vi-control makes me want to contribute myself.
 
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Kralc

Kralc

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Thanks guys!
Got a couple ideas to add, (some not even sure if possible :P) but if anyone has any suggestions, please add!
 

mark812

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Re: Soft Guitar Chords Freebie.

Thanks Clark, sounds beautiful!

Ideal for subtle underscore in combination with piano and some soft pads.
 

zacnelson

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Beautiful piece of music Clark, so sweet and unique. Great idea for a small sample instrument too, it certainly has been put to excellent use here
 

Leosc

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Re: Soft Guitar Chords Freebie.

Hah! I see my little scripting help being put to good use 8) Thank you, Clark, very useful instrument indeed!
 
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Kralc

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Re: Soft Guitar Chords Freebie.

Thanks Acall, not at my desktop right now, but will check it out soon!
edit: Arghh. I'm only on 5.0.0. Don't worry though, I don't won't you to go to any trouble. I'll see if I can borrow a friends'.
 

Alex Cuervo

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Re: Soft Guitar Chords Freebie.

Man - this sounds great. Perfect for the more delicate sections of Explosions in the Sky/Mogwai/GYBE crescendo-core maneuvers. Really really nicely done!
 

Chriss Ons

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Re: Soft Guitar Chords Freebie.

Clark, any chance of you further expanding on this a little, maybe include other chords / voicings and perhaps even alternate samples? Love the tone, somewhere between a soft jazz and underscore guitar - you're really onto something here, I think.
 

Blakus

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Re: Soft Guitar Chords Freebie.

This is so great! Thanks Clark!! Sounds really nice, very usable.
 
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Re: Soft Guitar Chords Freebie.

Clark, any chance of you further expanding on this a little, maybe include other chords / voicings and perhaps even alternate samples? Love the tone, somewhere between a soft jazz and underscore guitar - you're really onto something here, I think.
I've finished up adding Dom7ths, and I'm thinking some sus4 would go nicely with the majors. I just need to get Acall's changes in somehow.
I was thinking about alternate samples as well, thought I'd start with different chords first. Really enjoying this though, so if you guys have any ideas or requests, I'd love to hear.

This is so great! Thanks Clark!! Sounds really nice, very usable.
Thanks Blakus! Really appreciate it.
 
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