Products are geared for composers of electronic music such as Drum-n-Bass, Breakbeat, Dubstep, Trance, Techno, Dance, etc. This sets Soundemote apart from other drum kit sample libraries as the interface encourages sound-mangling and (eventually) layering. However, preserving the human element within the samples and creating realistic-sounding instruments is of the highest priority. Soundemote is not about creating mic and room compatible products. Each release will be highly original. Different drummer, different room, different instruments, different mic setup, different feel. The goal is to offer a range products that can easily be layered together to create complex percussion beds that are akin to the sound of layered drum loops.
Soundemote is also planning to be releasing electronic drum kit products to compliment the acoustic samples and provide the user with an intelligent interface that allows layering of instruments. For example, it will be easy to take the bass of an electronic kick and combine it with the slap/beater of an acoustic kick to make one cohesive instrument. These electronic drum kit releases may even include multi-mic samples where the samples are played through a room to capture natural ambience and reverb.
I want to involve the customer as much as I can. Found a bad repetition sample? Want additional round-robins? If customers feel it necessary, the way I cut my samples allows me to easily add/remove/switch out repetition samples and velocity layers. Customers will get a chance to be involved in future product releases whether it be a suggestion of the interface, instruments, or articulations. You may even get directly involved in micing the instrument.
This is the first of many Soundemote releases. I have a lot of great ideas for future products. Please support Soundemote by purchasing its very first release, Junebug Kit.
- LFO and midi automation of parameters
- Easier editing of key mapping
- Easier editing of voice parameters of specific intruments
- Midi loops
- Create add-on products such as Cymbals and Toms that compliment Junebug Kit.
- Create factory presets for effects and key assignments.
Vision for Future Products:
- All the products will use a similar interfaces. Old products will be updated as needed to ensure compatibility and product consistency.
- Compatibility is important because the product will allow for users to save settings, such as the key mapping or effects settings, and apply it to any of Soundemote’s other products quickly and easily.
- Most products will be under a series name. For example, Junebug Kit is of the “Junebug” series of instruments. Add-on products will be created for Junebug Series such as cymbals and toms that compliment the kit. The Kontakt patch will be updated to reflect these releases so that you can still use just ONE instance to control all instruments, but customers will never be required to purchase the base product to use the add-on products and vice-versa.
Artist: Soundemote is looking for a digital artist to help with the visual aspect of Soundemote and its products. The style of art will include elements of retro videogames, pixel art, and electronic-music-inspired visual themes. If you feel inspired, please e-mail a resume and/or examples of your work to email@example.com (keep the ‘+jobs’ in the address). Keep in mind it may be some time before Soundemote is able to start hiring.
Musician: Soundemote is looking for drummers who have access to percussion and proper recording gear. Location is never an issue! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and/or examples of your work.
Beta Tester: Soundemote is looking for dedicated beta testers who are inspired by Soundemote’s vision. You will receive free products for as long as you are a beta tester. E-mail email@example.com with a resume and/or examples of your work.
For any questions or comments please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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