Studio 248 is an indie sound design lab which is part of the 93Steps network.
The recent production of sample packs focuses itself upon two branches:
The first one consisting of a selection of complementary tools for sound designers.
The second one consisting of a variety of concepts we come across while experimenting.
Alchemy of Guns is a comprehensive weapon laboratory of single sounds made to be mixed, assembled and fit with each other.
We built the library as an array of modular layers, each one bound to a specific alchemical element, each one made with a specific Xfer Serum setup, and since we enjoyed finding ourselves sketching on paper combinations of elements according to the combinations of the samples, we kept this general structure.
– Glitchy and Organic Textures and Gestures
This pack contains a selection of a series of recordings we made while journeying freely through our studio, using a custom microphone we created. We chopped a bunch of single ”motions” and ”gestures” from the recordings, but the main course is the collection of long, evolving and unpredictable takes we got.
Even though everything in this pack can stand on the stage as it is, it also fits every kind of electronic application and manipulation.
Punchy Transients is an organized toolbox that serves as a reliable source of ”layers of impact” which many, many sounds do require to be in their best fit. It is also a trusty stash for designers who need to save some time to focus on something else.
The library content was made by recording a collection of hits on a punching bag using many techniques. Also, a dry version of each sample and a folder of bonus thumps are included.
This pack contains a selection of kinetic whooshes and growls designed to be used to underline and characterize every weapon motion sound you could be working on.
Every sample is carefully synthesized to bring a specific feedback and tone, but there’s also room for a lot of customization.
Massive 1.4.2 patches [with macros] are also included for further customization on the direct source.
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