Limbus Patrum Sample Pack for Kontakt 6 Mar 5, 2022 23:22:04 GMT -5
Post by andrewwerdna on Mar 5, 2022 23:22:04 GMT -5
These are the samples created for Illusionment - Limbus Patrum. These are just the raw samples however, the initial sounds used for the VCV Rack patches you'll hear on the album. I made a pretty in-depth scripted panel to easily do subtractive synthesis for each of these samples in the full version of Kontakt 6, but they're all tuned to C and should be easy enough to slot into any sampler. I had plans to do more, such as being able to choose any sample from within the same instance of the panel, and multiple layers within the same instance, but that turned out to be too advanced for my scripting abilities (if not impossible...), and I have no intention of working on this further so I'm just releasing it as-is. One can still easily layer multiple instances of the panel with different samples in the same instance of Kontakt, which would achieve essentially the same thing.
These are all single-note samples sourced from recordings of phonograph cylinder songs (archive.org/details/cylindertransfer). If you're curious which songs particular samples came from, simply do a search in archive.org for the identifier, as the samples are named. For example, for LPSP-027, the sample is named "eda-15125-002," the archive identifier is "eda-15125" (the 002 is just my own organizational name when I created the samples). If you search "eda-15125" on archive.org you'll see it is sourced from "Weihnachtslieder-Potpourri (Christmas Carol Medley)" from 1910.
Not all of these samples were used in Limbus Patrum, and some are quite nasty and hard for me to imagine being useful in any contexts, but I decided to include everything I developed at that time just in case someone might find a use for it.
None of these are meant to be used right upon loading up. I recommend doing a bit of tweaking with the panel first, at the very least turn up the AMP Release a bit so you don't get the clicking sound as the note on/off is too abrupt at 0. Also it would probably be best to layer these sounds with other samples/VSTs just to add some texture to a more substantial instrument, unless you're going for a really thin crusty lofi sound.
And lastly, I just want to say, everyone is welcome to use these sounds however you see fit, no credit needed. And I'm leaving the script section unlocked if anyone wants to reference it for their own Kontakt projects, though I'm not a coder and am not very experienced with Kontakt so it is probably bad in a lot of ways.
I hope this is useful or at least interesting for some of you guys. Please let me know if anything isn't working or is confusing.
TLDR: The full version of Kontakt 6 is required to use the panel I rigged up for these, but the wav files are all tuned to C and can be easily slotted into any sampler. These are nasty lofi samples from phonograph cylinder recordings.