'Radiophonica' offers a comprehensive selection of drones, bleeps, pings and sweeps recorded directly from analogue hardware synthesisers. This is a purely analogue offering using the sort of modular systems once housed deep within the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop.
'Radiophonica' is the first title in Ian Boddy's Waveforms series of sample libraries. All the sounds were produced and recorded directly from analogue hardware synthesisers. No digital processing other than a touch of EQ or compression where appropriate was used. Any effects you hear such as flanging, phasing, reverb or echo are from the various analogue components of the modular systems used.
The intention was to provide a library of sounds that are synonymous with the name of the Radiophonic Workshop from their early work on such seminal programs as Doctor Who. As such the sounds are intended to have that analogue, organic, retro sci-fi character that many find so appealing about those early synthesiser soundtracks.
The Kontakt 2 programs are a simple C0 - C6 keyspan with C3 as the root key and a basic envelope and low-pass filter provided. The modulation wheel is set to turn the cut-off of the filter down as it is raised. No other programming is included as the sounds themselves are "finished" and it is intended to give the customer the flexibility of adding their own effects and modulations if desired.
- 200 samples at 44.1Khz, 24 bit in WAV format.
- Mono samples, cross-fade looped where appropriate.
- Recorded directly into Apple Mac using RME Fireface 400 audio interface.
- Samples processed in Logic Pro 8 and edited in Bias Peak Pro 5.
- Native Instruments Kontakt 2 support provided.
Raw audio recorded from the following analogue synthesisers:
- Roland System 100-M
- Analogue Systems
- Doepfer A-100
- Analogue Solutions
- Metasonix TM-2 tube BP filter
Additional processing provided by:
- Audioease Periscope
- Waves RCompressor & L1 Limiter
Suitable for Ambient, Chill-Out, Electronica etc.