Algorithms, operators and opaque sub-menus programing : as being math, FM synthesis is not very friendly, but also a very rewarding world for creating new sounds, and a still rather unexplored territory when it comes to drum synthesis.
With this new WaveShaper kit, don't worry about spending hours programming a snare-ish fm sound, this sample pack is ready to use and generously gathers 250 percussive one shot samples created with FM synths.
Don't expect much to find the usual analogue-like drums samples, it's all about designing abstract micro sounds, pure tones, sharp transients or percussion simulacra with a twist. Some well-known fm sounds from the 80s are also included to make this kit more than complete.
This kit was created by using mainly a Yamaha TX81-Z rackmount synth from 1987 (and also a pinch of more modern gear like an Alesis Bitrman or a Waldorf Blofeld), with 12bit converters and a quite gritty sound.
Samples are categorized (kicks, snares, hats, cymbals, percs & fx...) for more convenience.
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> buy pro kit 5.90$ (250 samples, 48khz-24bit stereo Wav files) > either buy the BandCamp album or go to waveshaper.12r.org
> download free kit (55 samples, 44,1khz-16bit mono Wav files) > www.box.net/shared/ytbyc39r0e93h3g8uirc
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