Demo for a Padshop 2 patch from the sound library Polarities (coming soon) which uses tempo-synced Kalimba loops inside the spectral oscillator.
We interrupt your Coronavirus to bring you some Padshop 2 music.
Five Padshop 2 patches in a slightly contemplative track, some volume automation in LogicX, modulation wheel action in some instances, no external effects used.
Demo for a single Padshop 2 patch in which both layers use the same sample of an e-bowed electric guitar with changing harmonics, detailed description inside. Some modulation wheel action, 100% PS2.
Improvising with a single, slightly cinematic Padshop 2 patch - 100% Padshop 2.
Flightless Bird - patch description:
Layer A: Field recording with aggravated penguins in a zoo, granular oscillator, three voices spread apart, VEL shifts grain position. LFO3 modulates LP cutoff/resonance + distortion amount, MW introduces modulation of grain duration via LFO3 and grain pitch via LFO4.
Layer B: Audio-morphed drone with the penguins in A, spectral oscillator, LFO1 modulates spectral position, playing overlapping notes will not re-trigger the sample. LFO2 modulates spread/hybrid filter cutoff, LFO3 modulates purity/formant. MW adds distortion and purity modulation via LFO4, its speed modulated by LFO3.
Improvising with a textural patch from the sound library Polarities.
Patch description: Meta-synthed clay drum texture in A (spectral), glass harp sequence played with mallets in Layer B (granular), MW transforms the sound from frozen to animated.
Clay And Glass
If you are in a meditative mood, don’t watch this.
Improvising live on video with a slightly vicious Padshop 2 patch from the sound library Polarities, description embedded in the video.
Demo for a Padshop 2 patch which uses electric guitar samples inside the spectral oscillators.
Three Padshop 2 patches from the sound library Polarities in an ambient New Age track, some volume automation in LogicX, modulation wheel and aftertouch action throughout the track.
Six Padshop 2 patches from the sound library Polarities in a slightly dark cinematic ambient track, some volume automation in LogicX, modulation wheel and some aftertouch action throughout the track. 100% Padshop 2.
A single PS2 soundtrackish sort of patch, modulation wheel action on the fly. Description embedded in the video.
Five Padshop 2 patches from the sound library Polarities in a slightly cinematic and positive track, some modulation wheel action throughout the track on three instances.
A single patch from the sound library Polarities for Padshop 2 in a dark cinematic ambient track, some modulation wheel action, 100% Padshop 2.
Demo video with voiceover displaying and explaining 15 patches from the sound library Polarities for Padshop 2 coming soon on steinberg.net
Stepping through/improvising with 4 patches from the sound library Polarities for Padshop 2:
Steinberg have just released my sound library Polarities for Padshop 2, I worked 4.5 months on this and I’m extremely happy with its outcome.
*3.68 GB of samples (48 kHz/24 Bit)
Polarities for Padshop 2 juxtaposes electronic and acoustic sounds, exploring extreme sonic territories which clash with, oppose or compliment each other. This confrontation between two poles can happen in various ways: either inside a patch by e.g. morphing the sound from frozen/static to animated/moving, from tonal/harmonic to dissonant/noisy, from ethereal/divine to dark/evil or by splitting polarized sounds on the keyboard. The juxtaposition can also occur between presets, the patch names give a hint of what to expect and often function as a more abstract and conceptual thematization.
The new spectral oscillator introduced in Padshop 2 was used predominantly as it has opened a door to new ways of manipulating audio and transforming common timbres into fascinating wondrous sounds. Quite a few presets make use of the new arpeggiator creating polyrhythmic textures where the polarization happens between two different time signature or layering a pitch sequence with a pad or drone sound.
All patches have the modulation wheel assigned, many also use aftertouch. In many cases the modulation wheel drastically changes the timbre of a sound and/or introduces tempo-synced or free modulations also using only the controller lanes of the arpeggiators as additional modulation sources.
The 392 samples (wav/48 kHz/24 Bit/3.68 GB) are divided into 14 sub-folders, besides sampled acoustic instruments (dry and processed), chromatic percussion, membranophones and orchestral sections (borrowed from Iconica for HALion) Polarities also contains field recordings, foley samples, electronic sound effects, vocal samples, plenty of electronic sounds and dozens of long soundscapes and drones (1+ minute long).
All my audio demos are below:
and here is a Youtube playlist with 17 videos, also containing two walkthroughs, one of them with voiceover.
short question Simon:
why 48 kHz and not 44,1 ?