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Ambient Strings for MachFive 3 released on patchpool

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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby Sampleconstruct » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:41 am

Fresh demo combining several fresh patches from Ambient Strings:

http://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/m ... r-machfive
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby Sampleconstruct » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:10 pm

New patch Ensemble Strings Split, using layered and harmonized (to get those double basses going) cello sustains in the lower half (C0 - B2), layered with a timestretched drone, and multisampled resynthesized violins layered with a MachFive analog stack synth in the upper half (C3-C6). Volume controls for each layer are available.

Morning Strings
http://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/m ... mo-ambinet
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby Sampleconstruct » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:09 am

Here comes a fresh demo for Ambient Strings, the main patch in the demo being Psaltery Rain Split:

Description (only some of the assigned Macros are mentioned):
A long soundscape derived from a falling, timestretched psaltery glissando (in major) split up into three segments split across the keyboard with overlapping keyzones (between G#2-C3 and G#3-C4), in the lowest region another resynthesized psaltery drone is layerd with the other sound. In a second layer an analog stack synth with temposynced falling microtonal glissandi processed by a tuned combfilter is playing, control the synth volume with Macro 3, the rain speed with M4. M1+2 add temposynced filter- and amplitude modulation, M7 switches the multiband compressor in the FX section on/off. The Modwheel adds temposynced square-shaped pich modulation to the soundscape layer, max +2 semitones with MW fully engaged.

It's lovely, MachFive has so many tools to create all those sounds in one single patch :)

then there is a snapshot from the classical guitar patch playing ( which now has a scripted interface) and another patch with regular psaltery glissandos, where you have 2 variations each of slow/fast gliss split across the keyboard (one octave each) and can switch between up/down gliss, and major/pentatonic. There is also a granular gliss patch which gives you speed control over the gliss speed and many other things.

http://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/p ... mo-ambient
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby Sampleconstruct » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:47 am

Finished cutting and editing the synced cello loops today, so here comes an impro video with Cello Pizz Loops Synced. Played the notes/music in a first pass, then added Macro MIDI automation in a second pass.

Description (only some Macros are mentioned)
Six 4-bar cello pizzicato loops in 4/4 with identical rhyhmical structures played on the open strings plus D3 and G3, split across the keyboard between C0-C4, recorded at 75 BPM, running in synced-stretch mode. Two keyswitchable articulations are available, KS 1 (A-1) fingered, KS2 (B1) played with a chopstick. Macro 1 (also assigned to MW) controls sample start, temposynced amplitude and filter modulation can be added with M2/3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_nARDDl ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby Sampleconstruct » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:01 am

Sampleconstruct wrote:Today was flageolet day, here is a demo impro for the patch "Flageolet Meditation" - playing long overtone transitions with natural harmonics on the open cello strings (up to 1+ minute long), these are layered with their respective long bowed route note. 3 keyswitchable combos are available, route + tuned harmonics (tuning all harmonics to a tempered scale with Melodyne which took many hours as it doesn't work well automatically), route + original harmonics (as played), and route+tuned harmonics in unison mode where there is a sample offset between the 2 overtone cellos, so you have two cellos playing harmonics on top of each other plus the route. Volume controls for route + overtones are available, sample position can be controlled, temposynced amplitude and filter modulation can be introduced, temposyncced pitch modulation (square-shaped up to +/- 1 octave), chorus/analog delay, and reverb controls are there too.

This is such a beautiful patch, I'll also make some granular versions.

Played live on HD tweaking the 8 Macros and the wheel on the impro fly:
http://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/f ... ation-demo


This patch now has a scripted interface which is demonstrated in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1obf-jk6d-U
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby Sampleconstruct » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:26 am

Two fresh patches from Ambient Strings derived from bowed psaltery sounds/phrases are used in this demo:
http://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/p ... mo-ambient

one of them has a scripted interface, as soon as the scripter has implemented the snapshots, I'll make a video with it and post a detailed description. The psaltery is such an incredible instrument, lovely.

Spent the whole day polishing patches, the end of the tunnel is visible, I think this library will be of one of my own favourites.
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby billf » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:46 pm

You're tormenting us! :D

Seriously though, it sounds great. And is for Mach Five. Two good reasons to get it!
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby Sampleconstruct » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:38 pm

billf wrote:You're tormenting us! :D

Seriously though, it sounds great. And is for Mach Five. Two good reasons to get it!


Sorry for torturing you, it's almost ready :surrender:
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby billf » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:52 pm

Sampleconstruct wrote:
billf wrote:You're tormenting us! :D

Seriously though, it sounds great. And is for Mach Five. Two good reasons to get it!


Sorry for torturing you, it's almost ready :surrender:


It sounds great, I'm definitely going to buy it. :D
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby Sampleconstruct » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:37 pm

Here comes a video for one of the patches used in the audio demo above:

Granular Psaltery Penta Split
Bowing the psaltery playing slow repeating pentatonic sequences (played freely, not tempo based) based on the root of D#, 2 keyswitchable combos are available: split trio in the first with each sample playing over two octaves plus a droning analog synth in unison detune mode providing the root notes, split duet in the second combo with each sample playing over three octaves plus the analog synths. The psalteries play in granular mode with controls for speed, grain size, grain position and detune, the synth drones can be tuned up an octave, hard sync/filter modulation can be added, PWM modulation speed in the synth can be controlled.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW71wv7w9u8
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby Sampleconstruct » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:36 am

While finalizing the patches from this library and writing the documentation, I come across some patches which want to make me jam, so here is a dirty jam with "Cello Pizz Ostinato Synced", played live on video:

Description (not all controls are mentioned):
Temposynced cello pizzicato accents with vibrato played on the downbeat of each bar, 4 x 4/4-loops sampled at D1 (14 bars, with the last note being 2 bars long) - A1 - E2 - B2 (all 8 Bars), instrument range: C0 - C4
Add temposynced filter modulation via step envelope with M1, synced amplitude modulation with M4, add drive and synced drive modulation (ramp up LFO) with M6. The Modwheel adds temposynced, square-shaped pitch modulation, +7 semitones with MW fully engaged.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnoFKhUzrRI
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby Sampleconstruct » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:02 am

And here comes the final audio demo for this library, combining three patches which just had to be displayed:

http://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/a ... mo-ambient
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Re: Coming soon on patchpool: Ambient Strings for MachFive

Postby Sampleconstruct » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:23 am

Two more videos demonstrating some of the scripted patches:
2 guitar patches:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMnR64XBoN8

Cello Sul Pont Synth:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9FmZJaWSmY

Any fence-sitters should pre-order now, if they want to save some cash, I'm almost done.
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Re: Ambient Strings for MachFive 3 released on patchpool

Postby Sampleconstruct » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:07 am

This library has just been released, all info in the first post of this thread was updated accordingly.
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Re: Ambient Strings for MachFive 3 released on patchpool

Postby billf » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:53 pm

Hi Simon,

Excellent! I pre-ordered, how do I get a download link?

Thanks!
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