Throughout the dirty, smog-stained rooftops of the town, dodging between belching chimneypots and arcing Tesla coils, an evil genius in a clanking mechanical exoskeleton grimly pursues a dashing younger lady whose solely crime has been to dare to dream of changing into an aeronaut. Now, that dream will probably be crushed out of her at midnight, solitary confines of Newgate Gaol – until, in fact, she will be able to attain her prototype gyrocopter in time…
ALT-VICTORIAN GOTHIC EXCESS
Drawing its inspiration from various universes and alt-Victorian gothic excesses (with a little bit of H G Wells thrown in for good measure), SteamPunk is a Frankenstinian mashup of barrel organ, steam machine and electrical synthesiser – the right instrument for serenading the night-ghouls of Paris as you drift safely above them within the gondola of your hot-air balloon. Or one thing like that. Nevertheless you select to make use of it, it sounds fairly cool.
SteamPunk is predicated round three sound engines: the Steam Pipes are wood organ-style pipes with a breathy, flutey presence; the Reeded Pipes are sourced from our 37-note Suzuki Melodica, and introduce a buzzier and extra harmonically dense tonality; whereas the Anbaric Waves entry a crusty, electrically-generated set of oscillators pushed via malfunctioning paper-cone audio system and susceptible to overload and breakup. As well as, Sub and Noise waves may be welded into the combination to broaden the sonic palette nonetheless additional.
TAKE CONTROL OF THE CREAKS, WHEEZES, BUZZES AND CHIFFS
These sound engines create the core tone, however what actually brings SteamPunk to life is the Mechanisms pane, the place you’ll be able to take management of the creaks, wheezes, buzzes and chiffs that any self-respecting alt-Victorian anbaric barrel organ produces in the midst of its operation. Key-on and key-off noises are dealt with individually, whereas a devoted block of dials controls exactly how imprecise you need your waveforms to be. Pitch and stress are topic to random variation, and there’s loads of deliberate instability all through the instrument. Core waves may be detuned, set to 5ths, or doubled up for thickness; and the entire thing may be run via a pleasant chewy filter circuit to carry it beneath management.
The result’s a soundset that may evoke both the nostalgic glow of the fairground calliope or the implacable menace of Dr Jekyll’s laboratory: the twist of a dial may be the distinction between candy simplicity and moody oppression. Balancing the Anbaric Waves towards the 2 air-driven oscillators permits the natural vibe of the sound to be both delicate or full-on, whereas the filter and varied management parameters imply that extra conventional pipe-based beginning factors may be given a contemporary (or wormhole-universe) slant. And naturally our Glitch Management provides you immediate randomised patches to name your personal!
SteamPunk is good for sound design, scoring or simply including immediate inspiration and a leftfield patina to any style. It pairs brilliantly with our different hybrid or scientific-style devices (assume Crank, Shortwave or Spaceman) and provides an odd and eerie high quality when layered with extra conventional synths. Put in your flight goggles, reset the chronometers and fireplace her up…
•Unusual and weird various universe sound generator
•Bellows-driven pipes, reeded tubes and anbaric circuits all working in concord
•Highly effective uncertainty controls be sure that each notice is exclusive
•Customisable mechanical noises for user-defined creaks, wheezes, groans and chiffs
•That is what synthesisers would sound like in a parallel-wormholed Dickensian London
FULL Model of Kontakt 4.2.three required NOT Kontakt Participant