To celebrate Easter Homegrown Sounds is having a 25% off sale throughout April, use the code CART25% on the checkout page to apply the discount to everything added to the cart. Here's what they have to say about their new release, Spark Infekted...
Spark Infekted brings 500+ Basses, Leads, Synths and Pads into the excellent Spark Creative Drum Machine library. The sounds are all designed with an Access Virus TI Synthesizer. The samples themselves are mostly musically useful as opposed to wild Sound Effects, and are categorized by Collection and type as Bass, Leads, Synths and Pads. By default the instruments have a short decay time although they are large samples and so can be played for a much longer time, and additionally moving the start position can change the character.
Inside Spark all instruments must be created within a project to be visible inside the instrument browser, and so the sounds are in the form of 53 Projects to house the instruments. Each Instrument has a parametric EQ inserted for ease of mixing when used in your own projects, and a template is also available which includes a standard drum kit for slots 1-9 followed by 2 Basses, 2 Leads, 2 Synths and 2 Pads taking up slots 9-16. This makes selecting instruments much easier as the categories are predefined and so the browser will automatically open in the correct category.
As well as Velocity based single instrument versions of each sound, there are also Dual versions which use Threshold Mode instead to use a different sample for High and Low Velocities. These pairs can be very useful and inspiring for creating more complex patterns from a single Pad.
The Template Project is available as a free download which includes 8 sounds from the collection to get an idea of what the instruments are like in usage. Extract to your Spark Library/User Folder to enable in Spark.
Pricing and Availability:
Spark Infekted sells for $65 but is reduced to $40 as an introductory offer, and can be reduced even further using the CART25% code.
We sat down with Rob to discuss the creative process and what lead him to using a modular