Jun 282012

*Warning – shameless self promotion*  Check it out chill-ers!  Studio Wormbone’s latest sound pack sample library Ambient Bundle just launched.  It’s a massive package containing three of our previous downtempo releases, offered at a substantially reduced price.  Also our summer sale on the rest of the catalog is still going on, but not much longer . . .



‘Ambient Bundle’ combines three serene Downtempo titles into one deep Construction Kit resource pool at a substantial saving. The sample libraries ‘Cerebral Ambient’, ‘Nuance’ and ‘Enlightened Ambient’ have been unified together here to form a volumous package of profound chill.
These sounds synthetically transport listeners to different dimensions by conjuring emotional atmospheres. These mind destinations are as provocative as they are vivid. Welcome to a new headspace.
The otherworldly soundscapes and musical elements in this bundle are intended as lush backdrops and soft embellishments to invoke moody settings for your project, be it Downtempo Chill, Minimal Techno, Ambient, Dance, House, Electro, Dubstep, Lounge and Cinematic compositions, or a scene from the next video game blockbuster. They contribute subtlety and detail to contextual music and post production.
‘Cerebral Ambient’:
This collection contains 40 soothing washes of shifting aural backdrop colour and 150 calming transient one-shot hits. These long, sedate samples and mellow Techno bursts are softly flowing and enriched with feeling. The moods are varied – evolving, uneasy tones mingle with tranquil pastel contentedness.
There are over 40 lengthy textures in this collection, each is a living, breathing, and evolving environment unto itself. Average run time for each sublime scenario is a lengthy 60 seconds and they all share the organic characteristics of an ever-shifting experience. This bundle includes the dry uneffected versions of these files only, allowing free reign to those who prefer to add their own flavour of reverberation.
‘Enlightened Ambient’:
This title has over a hundred painstakingly crafted files organised carefully into various categories. You’ll find FX (voice, guitar, and miscellaneous), Pads, Synth Loops, Synth Melodies, Synthetic Percussion Loops, and Texture Beds. Loop tempos vary mainly between 90 and 130 BPM.
The attitude is serene, tranquil, and quiescent. These are sparse and sophisticated layers of contemplative synthesis that transcend the mind and body. Introspective loops provide the hypnotic mantra for stylish relaxation.
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 hyper-production tools and techniques. All of them are calibrated with precision to make your next production inventive, far sighted, and mind-blisteringly innovative.
In order to keep download size managable (yet still well over a GB!) this product contains WAV format files only. The resolution is high quality 24-Bit/44.1kHz and all of the sounds are of course Royalty-Free.
Most of these files are atonal, so they’ll musically fit into your compositions regardless of key. The key signature for tonal files and tempo BPM for rhythmic sounds are listed in the file name where appropriate.
Every sample has been professionally recorded, edited, formatted, 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 and Reason). All sounds 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.
Leave the responsibility for relaxation up to Studio Wormbone so that you can get back to chill-mode inside ‘Ambient Bundle’!


Jun 272012

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Just look at the damn Frequently Asked Questions page, K?

Jun 252012

OK, this is the wave of the future for audio production preamp/dynamics/EQ hardware equipment – 500 series audio gear in the modular ‘Lunchbox’ style format.  If you haven’t yet heard of this then there’s an explanatory article in Mix Magazine here.  For small studios like Wormbone this idea has far too many advantages to be ignored.  It’s space efficient, cost effective, and versatile.  It’s based around the idea of mix ‘N’ matching your own channel strips and/or signal chains using small modules that share a common chassis and power source.  The case can be a portable desktop version with a handle or standard 19 inch rack mountable.  Though this format has only been around for about six years now it’s virtues have been embraced by leading manufacturers and as a result the list of brands available for it has exploded.  Hence making it all the more attractive for us studio rats to head in the modular direction with future gear investments.  You can expect to see Studio Wormbone’s preamp, compressor, and equalization racks going modular down the road (or at the very least the hardware preamps since almost everything else is software based these days).  In retrospect this is the exact same notion that launched the rack revolution for synthesizers twenty years ago, and modular synthesis fifty years ago!  C’mon sound engineers, it’s about damn time you caught up.  I for one am certainly glad that it did.


Jun 252012

I had the pleasure of owning one of these beasties for far too short a time.  It was acquired in a somewhat serendipitous trade deal (which I’m not usually inclined to seek out).  Then I couldn’t justify holding onto it for long because of their astronomical resale value at the time.  It was a Mark III and had a wonderfully thick and rich sound.  I did record and sample the everloving beejeezus out of it while it graced the interior of Studio Wormbone, many sounds of which have ended up sprinkled throughout subsequent soundpack releases, like Liquid Analog Embellishments.

Jun 252012

Here’s a video demonstration of the iconic Moog Minimoog by the also iconic (amongst us synth nerds) Automatic Gainsay.  Also known as Marc Doty, Automatic Gainsay has done great video demos of many other vintage and classic analog synths.  Check him out on the Tube of You for more.  These days I believe he’s pimping Moog gear at the source.  Nice!

Jun 242012

As a follow up to the last post about the Oto Biscuit bitcrusher effect, here’s a roundup comparison of some other bitcrushing hardware effects units.