Dec 052012
 

Here’s your chance to snag up a heap of musical assets at pennies on the dollar.  Through the month of December there’s a colossal holiday sale on almost the entire Studio Wormbone catalog of sound pack releases over at Producerloops.  (New releases Cinematic Robotics Part 1 and 2 not included.)  Prices have been drastically reduced for a short time only.

Pounce on this event while the pouncing is good!  Treat yourself to stuffing your stocking with ear candy.  And have a festive season while you’re at it . . . I insist!

 

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

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.

 

Oct 072012
 

Just a reminder: there’s only one more week to go before the end of the current Studio Wormbone sound pack remix contest!  Find the guidelines for the contest and download instructions for your free copy of the sound pack here.  A week should still be enough time to grab the free sounds and put together your entry song, but don’t wait too long!

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.

Aug 272012
 

The following are guidelines for the upcoming Studio Wormbone sound pack label remix contest.  The contestants will create a musical song using only the sound files within a digitally downloadable (as yet unreleased) Studio Wormbone sound library product.  Every musician who enters will be given a complimentary copy of the product to use for the purpose of this contest, and is allowed to continue to use it royalty free in their own musical productions outside of the contest.  The winning song will be used as the demo track for the sound pack product advertising, and the wining artist will receive written songwriting credit in the product description.  Product demo songs of this kind recieve a huge number of online plays and the product launch will also be announced through promotional newsletter emails which are sent to tens of thousands of recipients.  This is a great chance to gain exposure as an artist.

Musical submissions must use ONLY the files included in the sound pack.  (For an overview of these sounds read the product description below.)  Additional processing like minor EQ, pitch, compression, reverb and editing are allowed but should be kept to a minimum.  The purpose of the song is to display the sounds as they already exist.  Overuse of additional processing will detract from the possibility of being selected as the winner.

Entries need to be between 2-4 minutes in length.

The genre, style, and mood are entirely up to the artist.

The geographical range of the contest is worldwide.

All remixes are and will remain the property of the artists.

Contestants must follow the terms of the Studio Wormbone license agreement (as do all users of Studio Wormbone products).  Submittal of a remix for consideration assumes that the contestant has read and understood these terms in the included PDF agreement, which states that Studio Wormbone sound files can be used in musical compositions only – not for resale – and is legally binding by the laws of the USA.

The file format for this release is WAV.

To enter, contact info(at)studiowormbone(dot)com for instructions on downloading the source material.

Multiple song submissions per artist will be accepted.  Final submissions should be emailed one at a time to remix(at)studiowormbone(dot)com in high resolution MP3 format.  MP3 files should be named as follows:

Degenerate Synthesis Demo (artist name) remix 01

The deadline for entry will be midnight US Pacific Standard Time on Sunday October 14, 2012.  Songs received after this time will be invalid to enter.

The final selection will be made by Studio Wormbone within one week after the entry deadline and the winning artist will be notified by email at that time.  The sound pack product will be officially launched within one week of the competition’s end.

You can hear demo songs for previously released Studio Wormbone sound packs here – http://www.producerloops.com/Studio-Wormbone/

For more info about Studio Wormbone go to http://studiowormbone.com/

Good Luck!

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Degenerate Synthesis Product Description

Degenerate Synthesis is a blatant abuse of the techno art form.  This package is a robust construction kit of blatantly 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 Mis-calibrated Drum Loops
30 Brash Bass Loops
30 Heinous FX Loops
100 Decrepit One Shot Hits
30  Bedraggled Samples
30 Actively Decomposing Synth Loops

All loops are 130BPM.  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 cutting edge 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/44.1kHz 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.

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.

Demo Song:
The demo song for this product was skillfully provided by (artist name).