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


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.


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.


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!


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.

Nov 282012

This NI Reaktor synth slipped below my radar when it first came out a year ago.  It was recently recommended by a friend and the demos look pretty sweet.  The sound character definitely has a similar glossiness that some of the other recent NI synths like Razor and Laserbass have.  The  quality I’m talking about is thin and lacks punch, but when dropped into a mix it has no problem staking out it’s own territory in the frequency spectrum.  It can be not only present but really FORWARD in a song without stepping on the toes of any other instruments, synths included.  I also just love these synths for their uber future-y sound appeal.

It seems that right now this is where the evolution of synthesis technology is the most exciting.  I love modern analogs too, but when it comes down to it they’re really nothing more than yet another reinvention of the wheel with a few extra bells and whistles.  Check this video and decide for yourself . . .

Nov 272012

To my ears so far the character of this machine sounds a lot like the Roland TB 303.  Unfortunately that’s a strike against it since the 303 is one of the most overused electronic instruments of all time.  Not that it sounds BAD in any way shape or form . . . just that it’s been exhaustively employed for years.  Not to mention being cloned and emulated to death in both hardware and software.  Analog synthesis has been around for fifty years which makes it ancient in technological terms.  One of the first things I look for in newly released modern analogs (and undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges for developers) is putting an original spin on what’s been done before.  So far, alas, I’m not hearing it here.

That being said I think the analog four will be hugely popular none the less.  Perhaps I’m being too quick to judge too, as Youtube videos emphatically do not represent synths well in a lot of cases.  I can say from personal experience that the Elektron approach to making machines with an emphasis on live performance via an extremely well thought out interface is unsurpassed.


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.


Nov 212012

These are two screenshot time lapse videos of part of the production process for a Euro Pop song I’ve been working on called ‘Feels So Good’ by Jay Pinto and Ilana Harkavy.  It shows a condensed glimpse of adding synth parts to the project layout, editing midi and audio, balancing levels, applying and automating effects, auditioning and importing audio parts to the project layout, pitch and time stretching, etc.



Nov 172012

You know you’ve been making music a long time when you stumble upon completed song projects on your computer that you have no recollection of making.  Such was the case for me yesterday with these two minimal ambient pieces. To my ear these are both begging to be dropped into film soundtracks.

 Redux Two


Creative Conception

Nov 162012