Great walkthrough of the Geosonics Kontakt Instrument collection of field recording sound design tool, with producer Rob Talbott.
About Geosonics - Sampling Planet Earth
Geosonics is a collaboration between legendary field recordist Chris Watson and Soniccouture. Hundreds of hours of recording time, in some of the worlds most extreme and inhospitable environments, combine to form a library of rare sonic artefacts that cannot be found anywhere else.
Using this unique collection as a starting point, we created a wealth of sound design material ; waves and sampled textures which, when layered and combined with Watson's recordings create the most fluid, organic soundscapes ever. To play sounds gathered from places like the North Pole or the Kalahari desert on a simple MIDI keyboard is a magical experience - only possible with Geosonics.
• A Kontakt Player Instrument
• Over 400 pad & soundscape presets
• 4GB Original Watson recordings included
• Preset library by leading sound designers Ian Boddy, Biomechanoid, Martin Walker, Andy Wheddon
Pitched Sample Layers
In addition to the 65 original Chris Watson field recordings (4.7GB), Geosonics contains 140 tuned sample sets, for layering and sound design. This additional sample material is a combination of useful 'building blocks' such as sine waves, sawtooths and strings; as well as processed versions of the Watson recordings.
These sample sets are essentially tuned versions of the original recordings - we used various DSP processes (spectral morphing, convolution, granulation) to 'forcibly extract' pitched, harmonic material that could be played chromatically on a keyboard.
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