Jan 022013
 

Who would have thought throwing rocks on a sheet of ice could sound so incredible!  From the look of the amount of rocks on that ice the camera person is enjoying it.

 

 

This sounds remotely similar to the effect of striking a stretched spring or slinky.  It probably has a similar acoustic property where the high and low frequencies travel through the medium at a different speed, resulting in the glorious result.  (Incidentally, there are some of those very sounds in the most recent Studio Wormbone sound pack Cinematic Robotics.)  Check it out below:

 

Dec 122012
 

Now available!

 

 

 

‘Cinematic Robotics Vol 2′ is the second in a two part series and light years ahead of hard science fiction. It’s slammed full of the emotions, actions, dramas, and conflicts that define cybernetic culture. With this release Studio Wormbone has gone well beyond the realm of known technology to create sounds that convey robotic life and death struggles.

This library is light years ahead of even hard science fiction, it’s as if it leaked into this spacetime from the multiverse. These robot creatures are so foreign, so viscerally unexplainable to the senses, that the words herein describing them seem purely outlandish.
Any producer or sound supervisor looking for a hyper-technological mechanical melange needs this selection. Any musician at the excesses of cutting-edge artistry needs this selection. Anyone who simply likes robots needs this selection!
Product Contains:
• 40 Backgrounds – subtly setting the mood
• 50 Future Weapons – implements of battle
• 70 Power Downs – entering sleep mode and/or draining energy
• 100 Robo Voice One-Shots – vocal type hits
• 100 Robotic Hand-To-Hand Combat – physical aggression
• 50 Technology & Signals – beyond your wildest imaginings
Processing:
The finest available modern outboard analogue and high-end digital equipment was used in the development of this product. All of these sounds maintain the glossy refinement of Studio Wormbone’s hyperproduction tools and techniques. Each sound is calibrated with precision to make your next production inventive, far-sighted, and mind-blisteringly innovative.
Format:
Files provided are 24-Bit/44.1kHz WAV resolution, and are of course Royalty-Free. The pack totals 566 MB uncompressed.
Every sample has been professionally recorded, edited, and mastered with the utmost care and is usable with every major audio software program (Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Sonar, FL Studio, Sony ACID, Garageband, Ableton Live, Reason etc.). All files are compatible cross platform with either Mac or PC.
About The Creator:
Studio Wormbone is a compact and efficient state-of-the-art recording and production facility located in a quiet forest setting just outside the Emerald City of Seattle Washington, USA. Owned and managed by sound designer/producer Trevor Dutton, its resources specialise in all aspects of electronic music and cutting-edge audio production.
Summary:
Studio Wormbone had too much fun making these sounds to fit them all into a single sound pack. Pick up both Volumes to get aggressively creative within the bionically-animated alienistic paradigm that is ‘Cinematic Robotics’!
Nov 292012
 

Studio Wormbone is proud to announce the release of our latest sound pack – Cinematic Robotics Part 1:

 

 

Cinematic Robotics from Studio Wormbone goes well beyond the realm of known science.  These sounds are quite unrecognizably alien to us xenophobe humans.  They convey the emotions, actions, dramas, and conflicts that define cybernetic culture.  These sounds spring from the heart of life and death exoplanetary struggle.

This library is light years ahead of hard science fiction even . . . it’s as if it leaked into our spacetime from the multiverse.  These robot creatures are so foreign, so viscerally unexplainable to our senses that the sounds herein describing them seem purely outlandish.

Any producer or sound supervisor looking for a hypertechnological mechanical melange needs this selection.  Any musician at the excesses of cutting edge artistry needs this selection.  Anyone who simply likes robots needs this selection.

Contents of Part 1

40 Communications – interactivity of artificial superintelligences
40 Emotions and Character – traits that define individual style
80 Impacts – cybernetic combat is bound to have a few direct hits
100 Mechanizations and Transformations – movement and motion
60 Metallix – skin, chassis, and armor plating
70 Power Ups – awakening and/or surging in intensity

Processing:

The finest available modern outboard analog and high-end digital equipment was used in the development of this product. All of these sounds maintain the glossy refinement of Studio Wormbone’s hyperproduction tools and techniques. All of them are calibrated with precision to make your next production inventive, far sighted, and mind-blisteringly innovative.

Format:

Files provided are WAV 24-Bit/44.1khz resolution, and are of course Royalty-Free.  596MB uncompressed.  Every sample has been professionally recorded, edited, and mastered with the utmost care and is usable with every major audio software program (Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Sonar, FL Studio, Sony Acid, Garageband, Ableton Live, Reason). All files are compatible cross platform with either Mac or PC.

About The Creator:

Studio Wormbone is a compact and efficient state-of-the-art recording and production facility located in a quiet forest setting just outside the Emerald City of Seattle Washington, USA. Owned and managed by sound designer/producer Trevor Dutton, it’s resources specialize in all aspects of electronic music and cutting-edge audio production.

Summary:

We had too much fun making these sounds to fit them all into a single sound pack.  Get both parts 1 and 2 to get aggressively creative within the bionically animated alienistic paradigm that is Cinematic Robotics!

Note:

This sound pack is Part 1 of a two part series, the contents of the second being complimentary to the first.  The audio demo contains a mixture of sounds from both parts.

 

http://www.producerloops.com/Download-Studio-Wormbone-Cinematic-Robotics-Vol-1.html

Nov 272012
 

This is a video overview by Brent Kallmer of Antonio Blanca’s DRON-E – an atmosphere generator that uses samples as the building blocks for unreal textures and drones. This video takes you on a flyover of Antonio’s creation and gets you set for your own explorations.

After downloading it and looking it over I was initially confounded by the interface.  But the description in this video makes the GUI resemble some of Twisted Tools’ software.  So I might have to give Dron-E a second chance.  The demos definitely sound appealing.

 

Oct 232012
 

We’re very pleased to announce the release of the latest Studio Wormone sound pack – Degenerate Synthesis.  Get it while it’s hot – fresh off the hard drive!

Degenerate Synthesis is a blatant abuse of the Techno art form. This package is a robust Construction Kit of bold bass lines, barely recognizable post-apocalyptic synths, sociopathic drums, violently cutting-edge one-shot hits, unhinged FX loops, and blunt force samples.
The warped minds at Studio Wormbone have pushed technology well into crisis mode for your pleasure with this release. It achieves a culmination of sick creativity and punishing brutality. There’s no turning back now, people.

Uncontrollable idiosyncratic analogs, serial compressor slamming, daisy chained multi-band distortions, modulated de-resolutions, glitching stacked on glitching – this is nothing short of the Inquisition for electronic instruments.

Torture them until they reveal their deepest confessions; their dirty secrets. There is beauty in ugliness and truth in trauma. Modern music never sounded so vividly disconcerting!

Product Contents:

• 30 Miss-calibrated Drum Loops
• 30 Blunt Bass Loops
• 30 Heinous FX Loops
• 100 Decrepit One-Shot Hits
• 30 Bedraggled Samples
• 30 Actively Decomposing Synth Loops

All loops are 130 BPM. There are also many ‘companion files’ within this product, meaning that two (or more) loops with a similar file name will already musically fit together for Construction Kit style layering.

For instance, “Mind Melting Drum Loop” in the drum folder would already be matched for key and rhythmic feel to playback cooperatively with the file “Mind Melting Synth Loop” in the synth folder. These are intended as song layer suggestions.

Processing:

Extensive use of exotic hardware and software went into the development of these sounds to make your next project inventive, far-sighted, and mind-blisteringly innovative.

Formats:

Files are provided in WAV 24-Bit/44.1 kHz resolution, and are, of course Royalty-Free. Where appropriate the tempo and key center are listed in the file name for easy integration into your favorite DAW.

Every sample has been professionally recorded, edited, sliced, and mastered with the utmost care and is usable with every major audio software program (Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Sonar, FL Studio, Sony Acid, Garageband, Ableton Live, Reason). All sounds are compatible cross-platform with either Mac or PC.

 

Sep 192012
 

Below is  a short video of a wicked modular patch using Metasonix and WMD modules.

 

It seems that most modular synth owners use their equipment primarily not in tonal music but rather as instruments of sound design.  Perhaps this is because of the experimental nature of the modular beast.  In my experience modular gear really lends itself to exploration, serendipity, and encourages a letting go of expectation of the results.  Hence, the stability of pitch and rhythm that tonal music necessitate are often quickly left by the wayside in the process.  In the end I’m sure most of the glorious sounds that come out of modular synths never get utilized beyond the enjoyment of their creation and a brief listening – until the next patch change.

At Studio Wormbone a modular session is just the first step in capturing incredible sounds – albeit the most fun step by far!  The entire session would be recorded using high end preamps, front end ‘safety net’ limiting to prevent errant clipping, and top of the line analog-to-digital conversion.  Next, about twice the amount of time of the original recording session is spent editing and mastering the sounds into discreet sound files.  At this step many of the sounds are also treated with additional effects processing to add additional variations to their finished flavoring.  Lastly another seemingly endless process takes place where the individual files are categorized, sorted, and eventually re-sorted again in a multi stage process of elimination to refine the final collections for future release.  This ensures only the best-of-the-best sounds make it into a completed product.  This intentionally lengthy final step allows some time to pass between the creative session of a sound’s origin and the final selection of individual files into sample libraries, so that they are judged as discreet files without prejudice from the creative session.

In other words, a ridiculous amount of work goes into this labor of love!  Read more about the behind-the-scenes drama of Studio Wormbone sound packs here.