Rattly and Raw are a new sample instruments company. Here's the press release that they sent us...
Dirty, cheap, cranky, crusty little gems to fill those cracks in your
productions. These instruments are designed to be 'that little extra thing'
that so many tracks end up needing.
In the real world, most of these instruments have maybe only a few
playable notes or at best a limited range!
Rattly And Raw have greatly expanded the playability and range of these
original instruments by using state of the art time stretching software
and meticulously hand tuning each mechanism.
The emphasis here is on imperfection and character. These instruments
are not posh, and not slick, but they might inspire new directions or
augment what you already have in surprising ways. The unique sound of
these samples comes from the instruments themselves, not from
additional processing! That being said... on most instruments we've
included a LoFi button and a processing knob or two that will let you dirt
'em up a little more...
We're starting with four products:
The First Incarnation, Cold War Listening Station,
The Marxophone and Student Vibraphone
THERE IS ALSO A FREE INSTRUMENT FOR DOWNLOAD IN THE
The First Incarnation is a collection of sixteen rattly, scratchy, dirty,
plucked, scraped, pressed and smacked, unusual Rattly and Raw
The instruments have all come from quirky shops and chance meetings
and have been used on many sessions by the Rattly and Raw team.*This
pack contains unusual and rare instruments like the Rheem Key Bass,
Taishokoto, Appalachian Dulcimer, Pitched Cowbells, Plucked Piano and
Zither strings and MUCH MUCH MORE!
As a further introductory offer The First Incarnation also comes with our
Rattly and Raw percussion instrument (88 keys of percussion and drum
hits with velocity management and LoFi processing) FOR FREE!
Cold War Listening Station contains massive percussion hits,
calamitous found material impacts and bizarre instruments, all soaked in
the huge paranoid reverberations from this monstrous facility. We took in
sound making devices and used what was there as well, the results are
These were all recorded on location at an abandoned listening station
hidden in central europe. Our intrepid sampling team overcame wild
dogs, lurking strangers, rats, guards and creeping terror to bring you
these unique sounds! It was a massive challenge to get clean enough
decay tails on these huge and spooky sounds as this abandoned station
was open in parts to the elements (which brought its own challenges)
and also every tiny noise was amplified massively by the architecture!!
As a result, this uniquely disjarring and sonically intriguing pack is the
result of luck, stealth and opportunism and signal to noise management!
The Marxophone contains one lovingly sampled original marxophone
with multiple layers and velocity sensitive trill action (as well as multiple
instruments with different performance options!) It's a very distinctive
sound and one you'll probably recognise!
This also has a custom velocity management script to really aid
playability and control of the trill function and a LoFi script with drive
control to take this unique instrument to some new places! We've also
included ELEVEN variations on the standard Marxophone instrument.
Student Vibraphone: This short-scale student vibraphone has a unique
attacky, clanky goodness that we had to share! Great for getting that
vibes sound across with no trace of 'posh' or 'refined' at all! There are a
few instrument options here so you can get a good range of sounds from
this limited, but very usable instrument!
Pricing and Availability:
First Incarnation: £20
Cold War Listening Post: £10
Student Vibraphone: £10
Introductory Multibuy: £30
These neat little interfaces look very nice indeed!
Its big and it talks Dante, and it has plenty of LCD displays
Jörg Schaaf takes us through their new digital oscillator