5Pin Media proudly announces “Shades of Techno – Moog Little/Slim Phatty Soundbank”, debuting their new series. Soundbank will be bringing musicians and producers the best in up to date sounds for popular modern hardware synths spanning various genres and styles.
Many will undoubtedly remember and cherish the day they invested in their first hardware synthesizer and most likely have gone on to invest in further additions towards a prized personal collection. Few can argue against there being something, both mystical and magical, about the act of twisting knobs and pushing buttons to create sounds. Hardware Synths sales are on the up, with new affordable models being released regularly, so the time felt right for us to put our heads down and set about creating equally amazing affordable soundbanks for these marvelous machines.
Shades of Techno Soundbank comprises 100 Techno/Electronica Presets for Moog Little and Slim Phatty crafted by elite sound designer and audio engineer Adam Pietruszko.
Adam hails from Warsaw where he teaches synthesis and sound design at the Academy of Audio Engineering. At the the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology his teaching covers sound synthesis, acoustics, electroacoustics, digital audio theory and music production. He has been a member of The Association of Sound Engineers in Poland since 2009. His journey in electronic music began in 2003 when he started spinning vinyl in Warsaw clubs, later turning to synthesizers and production. He is the creator of numerous award winning sample libraries and synthesizer soundbanks focusing on the field of cinematic effects, picture scoring and electronic music. He combines analog and digital synthesizer techniques with percussion and field recordings, as well as physical modeling and experimental audio creation. His works also include tutorial videos on synthesizer programming and sound design.
The soundbank contains 100 presets compatible with Moog Little Phatty Tribute/Stage I and II, Slim Phatty synthesizers. The presets are provided both as a whole soundbank, as well as individual patches, all in .syx format. You’ll need a MIDI interface and a SysEx application to load the bank into your instrument.
Most of the patches are designed in a way that yields itself best towards sequencing. Of course the patches can also be played by hand (the bank contains a number of one-shot fx and percussive sounds), but the best results are obtained by programming tight, sequenced patterns.
Upon loading each of the patches the saved state of the instrument panel knobs reflects the parameters most suitable for tweaking, providing instant expression possibilities for each sound.
The letter in the last field of the patch name display indicates the following: M – the intended sound is heard when modwheel is up a considerable amount V – the patch relies heavily on velocity, so experiment with dynamics A – turn on arpeggiator, of course the patch can also be played/sequenced in a standard way.
5Pin Media Soundbank – Crafted by true masters of their machines especially for you to unlock the true sonic potential of your Hardware Synth and focus on making great music.
All sounds in the demos, apart from drums, are from this product, no other samples were used. EQ, compression, delay and reverb were applied.
Little Phatty® and Slim Phatty® are registered trademarks of Moog Music Inc. 5Pin Media is not associated with Moog Music Inc. This soundbank was neither produced nor endorsed by Moog Music Inc.