- Effects and Mutations -
- Kingdom: Aerophone
- Classification: Woodwind Effects
- Origins: Pan-Global
- Specimen Samples: 96kHz, 24 bit
- Mutation Emphasis: Effects, Textures, Pads
- Host Organism: Kontakt 3.5+
- Total Patches: 30
- Availability: Instant Download
- Price: $15.00
DETAILED EXPERIMENT LOG:
When our research team was contacted by a private donor with a request for investigating the aural genetic code of an unknown flute specimen, we immediately accepted the challenge. Aerophones have been known to inhabit musical space for tens of thousands of years. It is theorized that there may well have been early flutelike instruments evolving even before the hominids that would later play them using advanced embouchure techniques (see figure 2.6).
For reasons of privacy and national security, we cannot reveal the exact identity of the aerophone used for this genetic mutation project. However, it is the belief of the lab that the sound of the instrument is the real identity, and we are very pleased with the timbres yielded from the compression and rarefaction of air generated by expelling oxygen and carbon dioxide gases through the aerophonic pipeway.
There is a large volume of existing literature and research surrounding genetic sampling of typical flute performance including legato and staccato playing styles. For this reason, our researchers focused their energy on carefully collecting the wilder side of these audio specimens and worked to develop a number of core effects patches as our starting point in research. These effects include fluttering crescendos, boomerangs, overblown accents, short phrases, fading out repetitions, and more.
The sounds were captured at a sampling rate of 96kHz to allow for the highest detail and flexibility when modifying the natural code into the mutation performances. This high sampling rate also allows for higher quality pitch adjustments when a user wants to incorporate the effect samples into their own compositions and research by stretching the tuning to an appropriate key.
After our foundational research was in place with these raw effects, we then got about with breaking ground on new audio genetic offspring derived from the core framework. Our researchers have come up with a number of stable specimens that offer new textures and timbres previously left unidentified in the hidden code of the aerophone. This specimen’s purity of tone left it particularly suitable to building lush and shimmering textured pads, and many such patches are found in the mutations folder. Magnifying the data to the extreme, you’ll also find sounds suitable for processed electronic percussion, subwoofer-driven bass, and distorted lines.
The Native Flute collection is designed for use in Kontakt 3.5 systems, and encompasses more than 30 patches. See below for complete patch listing. In our continuing efforts to offer audio specimens to the public with an emphasis on affordability and usability, we are making our Native Flute library available for a price of $15.00.
FEATURES / SPECIFICATIONS:
- Requires full retail Kontakt 3.5 for use (not compatible with the free Kontakt player)
- Originally sampled at 96kHz-24bit.
- Library is directly downloadable once purchased via secure PayPal order.
- No special authorizer or copy-protection dongles required. Your direct link is emailed to you.
- All raw samples are accessible for further manipulation and editing if desired.
- 421MB uncompressed, 379MB download.
- All original samples are recorded completely dry with no reverb or FX. Mix freely how YOU want.
- All mutations derived entirely from acoustic flute source material.
COMPLETE PATCH LISTING:
Main raw sounds and effects:
- All FluteFX Keyswitched
- All FluteFX Single notes
- Overblow Repetitions
- Neutral Phrases
- Pleasant Phrases
- Wild Phrases
- Repetition Swells
- Trilling Swells
- Flute sus (useful for finishing out FX phrases)
- Flute sus w/ release samples
- Flute sus w/ programmed vibrato (modwheel)
- BitZipper (lo-fi digital effects)
- Crystaline (warm, glassy pad)
- Electro Shaman Drums (processed electronic percussion)
- Florgan Nimble (Carousel-like, light pipe organ)
- Florgan Sus (Organ-like with a slow attack)
- Grooverfluter (Distorted funkiness)
- Heaven Pad (beautiful choir-like pad)
- Ineffable 1 (ambiguously tonal texture)
- Ineffable 1 sus (looping version of Ineffable 1)
- Ineffable 2 (alternate version)
- Ineffable 2 sus (alternate version looped)
- Molten (darker pad with light high-freq glistenings)
- Shivers Detuner (tense drone where pitch wheel glides the pitch in 2 directions.
- Sub-bass Thumper (subwoofer-laden sustained bass)
- Subkiks (deep kick drums with lots of low end. Lots.)
- Wind Sul Pont (Thick texture good for drones)
All audio demos feature only sounds and patches from the Native Flute library. Every flute, pad, drum, and effect in there was played from this library. All of the core flute effects are recorded dry so that you can mix them how you want, so some demos may have additional reverb or delays present.
- We at the lab thank you for your continuing support of important audio research. -