Dubspot and New York-based producer, sound designer, and audio engineer Mike Kiraly present Dubspot Sounds V3, a FREE collection of handcrafted transition effects, organic melodies, and expressive rhythms suited for any genre.
Dubspot Sounds V3 by Mike Kiraly
For this edition of Dubspot Sounds, Mike Kiraly melded music technology and uniquely captured sounds with clever sound design approaches to craft a brilliant selection of sonically enhanced samples.
Get inspired with carefully designed hybrid transition effects formed from layering various source material and mixed to perfection, organic melodies sculpted with the finest analog and digital synths for the fullest and fattest sound possible, and expressive, organic rhythms performed with one of the best modeled electronic drum instruments in the industry.
Sample Pack Details
- All loops are tempo-labeled
- 256 MB Download
- 55 24-bit / 44.1 kHz Wav files
- 35 Hybrid Transition FX
- 10 Organic Melodies
- 10 Organic Rhythms
The Story Behind the Creation Process by Mike Kiraly
Hybrid Transition FX
Creative endeavors tend to flourish when the creator is laboring to make the final product greater than the sum of its parts. Sound design is no different. Those who seek to develop unique sounds might first consider looking at the sonic potential of melding two or three more commonplace sounds, especially when those sounds are seemingly unrelated.
The folder labeled Hybrid Transition FX contains a selection of hits, risers, and fallers created by layering various source material in an attempt to make a cohesive sound from disparate parts. Hair dryers, broken violins, analog synths, space heaters, children’s toys, acoustic guitars, etc., etc. No sound is off limits. Throw in some time stretching, pitch shifting, delays and reverbs, and you’ve got a sound that has never been heard before by anyone, anywhere.
Gear Used: Any random item I could get my hands on, Ableton Live, Melodyne, Eventide Eclipse, Yamaha SPX2000, and various plug-in effects.
I like synths. I love synths. And I especially love synths which can provide a broad range of timbres. There’s a time and place for the buzzy sawtooth lead or the deep square wave bass riff, but I also enjoy exploring alternate synthesis methods such as frequency modulation and physical modeling. These can lead to beautiful synthetic tones that can feel organic, almost as if they have origins in the physical world.
The folder labeled Organic Melodies contains synth riffs and arps created from various software, hardware, and modular synths that are not limited to traditional subtractive synthesis paradigms. Therefore, they can be coaxed to produce notes that sound as if they are objects that have been hit, plucked or strummed.
Gear Used: Korg Z1, Nord Lead 3, Logic Pro Sculpture, Native Instruments FM8, Mutable Instruments Elements, Make Noise Mysteron, Make Noise Optomix
There’s really not much to say about this group of samples, other than I love the Korg Wavedrum. I firmly believe it’s the best electronic drum instrument that has ever been produced. It relies on complex physical modeling to produce a staggering range of sounds that are eminently expressive. And the best part, there’s no MIDI input or output. The manner in which it responds to human interaction is too complex to be accurately converted to the limited number of values that MIDI has to offer. So why is this such a great thing for me? Because I am forced to play and record it live, which always results in a more natural feel to the resulting rhythms and loops. Well, maybe a little time correction is needed to compensate for my horrible drumming skills…
Gear Used: Korg Wavedrum
About Mike Kiraly
Mike Kiraly has spent the past ten years absorbing everything he could about the tools and techniques of his trade as a producer, sound designer, and engineer based in New York City. Currently dividing his time between personal productions and freelance engineering for other artists, Mike has amassed over 50 credits on a wide variety of releases since 2007. His unique production ethic has always gravitated towards an intricate approach, relying heavily on imaginative sound design. The last four years have seen his portfolio broaden in scope, including on-site work as an audio and video cable technician for NBC Universal during the Olympics in Beijing, Vancouver, and London. In 2012, Mike undertook a new challenge with the launch of the video tutorial series Sound // Concept. Hosted and promoted in cooperation with popular electronic music portal Pulse Radio, this passion project was an outlet for Mike to pass along creative techniques to eager producers looking to expand their skill set.
Become ﬂuent in the language of sound design and synthesis with this comprehensive program. This six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers the major techniques used for contemporary sound design.
- Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete
- Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth
- Sound Design Level 3: Sampling with Kontakt and Battery
- Sound Design Level 4: Advanced Sound Design
- Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Production Techniques
- Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming and Instrument Building
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