Journeys is a set of 128 Tension sounds for Ableton Live. This collection is master sound designer Gregory Simpson's endeavor to create sounds that evoke the essence of other times, places or cultures.
The Novachord is a gargantuan, entirely tube based, 72-note polyphonic synthesizer with oscillators, filters, VCAs, envelope generators and even frequency dividers. We sampled every one of the 72 notes on this beast - not just once, but over and over, with different settings each time.
The Kim is a type of dulcimer or zither from Thailand and is related to the Chinese yangqin. Sometimes spelled khim, the instrument consists of a flat soundbox with 42 wire strings stretched across in 14 sets of 3. The strings are struck with two thin bamboo mallets with soft leather tips.
The Skiddaw Stones are probably the most unusual and certainly the oldest instrument that Soniccouture has sampled. A Lithophone (litho=stone, phone=voice) dating from 1840, the Skiddaw Stones are composed of 61 tuned and shaped rocks made from the rare hornfels stone, found in Cumbria, England.
Downtown offers the rich tonality and balanced character of a high quality concert grand. This grand piano has been carefully prepared and programmed to provide a more powerful and urban piano sound. The large dynamic range and impact of Downtown is geared towards pop, RnB, hip-hop, jazz and blues productions.