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Aqualignum for Alchemy released on patchpool Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 21st June 2014
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SamplesLoops Aqualignum for Alchemy released on patchpool

Hi folks,

I just released a new library for Alchemy:



Video trailer: Aqualignum For Alchemy - Trailer - YouTube

Aqualignum for Alchemy combines waterphone samples from my MachFive library Scattered Entity Vol. 1 with original Oud samples, an Arab string instrument especially multisampled for this library.

The mysterious and haunting tones of the waterphone meet the warm embracing string sounds of the orient. Tradition melds with futurism, water, wood and metal compose Aqualignum. This library contains 56 patches (including 1 variation) making use of 1.76 GB of samples, resynthesized sounds and electronic derivatives. Multisampled string instruments derived from the oud with up to 5 velocity layers and 3x round robin (variations per sample), calm and dark drones, beautiful and fragile waterphone pads, ominous and evocative soundscapes, futuristic textures and metallic percussion instruments are contained in this set.

The oud articulations include plectrum-picked strings (played with a special oud plectrum), finger-plucked vibrato tones, up and down slides, tremoli, bowed oud (violin bow) and some phrases. The waterphone was played with two differently sized bows creating all kinds of arpeggio textures with water-modulated decay-phases, scraping and moaning metal sounds, long sustained notes played with a violin bow for creating multisampled tonal pad sounds and the instrument was beaten with various beaters for metallic percussion sounds and bass tones.

As in all my soundsets for Alchemy I make extensive use of Alchemy's complex modulation possibilities and filters, often intermodulating LFOs/MSEGs/sequencers with each other and assigning numerous parameters to a single Performance Controller. This enables the user to deeply interact with the sounds and shape it according to his/her needs and preferences. The patches can also serve as a starting point for the user's own creations when loading new samples into them and then using the pre-assigned controllers and snapshots in the Remix Pad.

You can view/download the PDF for Aqualignum with more details, the licence agreement and the patch list including playing tips and deteiled descriptions for each patch here.

Aqualignum Specs:
  • • 1.76 Gigabytes of samples (wav) and resynthesized files (.aaz)
    • 56 patches (including 1 variation) with 8 variations each in Alchemy's Remix Pad, all Performance Controllers and both x/y-pads are assigned for each patch.
    • Delivery: download - RAR-archive in two parts for better download handling.
    • Price (paypal): € 38 EUR

All samples in this library were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R in 48 Khz/24 Bit, a U87 as the center mic - a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R, all microphone signals for the oud samples were phase-aligned which improves the stereo picture, enhances the transparency of the sound and makes for snappier transients.

Please note: This library requires the full version of Alchemy (version 1.55 and higher). It does not work with the Alchemy player version.

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All demos were produced entirely with Alchemy using only patches from Aqualignum, no post-processing was applied apart from a limiter on the outputs and some volume automation if several instances of Alchemy were used in a track.



Some videos using sounds from Aqualignum:
In The Distance - Aqualignum for Alchemy - YouTube
Aqualignum Duet - Demo Alchemy Library - YouTube
Aqualignum For Alchemy - Trailer - YouTube
Aqualignum for Alchemy - Walkthrough Part 1 - YouTube
Multisampled Oud - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=casjZz7yeEo

Thank's for reading!
Simon Stockhausen
Old 22nd June 2014
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Post-release bumpage on Sunday morning.
Old 23rd June 2014
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Monday evening post-release bump.
Old 26th June 2014
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One more bump for Aqualignum.
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Aqualignum bump on July 7.
Old 12th July 2014
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Here is another video for this library, using the patch Oud Particles, here is the patch description form the PDF:

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3 multisampled and processed (->Reaktor Molekular using presets from my DNA Bank) oud pitches with 5 velocity layers playing in each of the two sources, each velocity layer producing a different sound
Sampled pitches:C1/A#1/C3 in source A - F1/G2/G3 in source B. Up to 4 processed layers per single sample were used. The instrument has a range of 5 octaves from C0 - C5. Shift the sample start (25 %) with Ctrl 1, add velocity sensitivity with Ctrl 2, randomize the pitches with Ctrl. 3.
Ctrl 7 introduces the tuned bandbass filter in F2 (key follow).With Ctrl 4 dialed to the left, Ctrl 8 adds an envelope to cutoff/resonance in F1 (ADSR 2).
Aqualignum for Alchemy - Oud Particles - YouTube
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On such a beautiful summer morning I couldn't resist to improvise with a patch from this library:

Demo for Alchemy patch "Oud Vibrato RR3". two instances of Alchemy using the same patch, one playing only snapshot 1, the other fading in and out morphing between some of the other snaps.

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Here are 5 coupon codes with a 25% discount for the share*it links on the Aqualignum page, valid for 1 week:
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4 codes left:
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Old 21st August 2014
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Old 23rd August 2014
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I added a few codes, extended their duration, some got used, so these 3 codes are left now, valid until Aug 26:

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