Category: Sound Libraries

Sound libraries is  for Processing 3 provides a simple way to work with audio. It can play, analyze, and synthesize sound. It provides a collection of oscillators for basic wave forms, a variety of noise generators, and effects and filters to play and alter sound files and other generated sounds. The syntax is minimal to make it easy to patch one sound object into another. The library also comes with example sketches covering many use cases to help you get started.

The number, variety and quality of the sampling devices and Sound Libraries currently on the market is nothing short of astonishing. Orchestra samples have never been better, and weird hybrid libraries, vintage sampled instruments, and cinematic sound effects are abundant.

For the past few months I’ve reviewed products like Analog Strings by Output, Ensemblia 2 Percussive from Cinematique Instruments, and Morphestra 2 from Sample Logic. Check out more information in the coming weeks, including reviews of Dronar by Gothic Instruments, Collision FX by Sound Yeti, and more.

I’ll be going over how to make and record sounds at the industry standard and adding metadata to make it easier to search for your sounds in a DAW.

After that, packaging, where I’ll talk about making cover art, a demo track, and other files you may need to include in your library.

Finally, I’ll point out some great websites where you can sell your stuff, so stick around.

Although the above instruments are all based primarily on the Native Instruments Kontakt, many libraries are provided as Sampler or Simpler instruments by Ableton, EXS24 by Logic Pro, and others. There are several terms that are unique to scanning technology and are common to all of these platforms. Most share some common features in the signal path and basic operation, which are described below.