“The loops are a master class in stutter theory and glitch-music sound design. Ranging from edgy circuit bends and resonant distortions to clangorous metallic tones infused with kinky subwobbles and ear-piercing blips, about half of the loops are abstract mood elements while the rest are glitched-out synthetic drum phrases. All loops are two or four measures long, provided without kick/snare/hat (so you can add your own later) and stretch flawlessly over a wide tempo range due to their highly rhythmic nature. I like that everything is completely dry, allowing you to arrange, and custom slice and chop them without worrying about reverb or delay trails. That also creates a greater coherence between all loops and makes dropping in single hits as augmentation a piece of cake. Abstraction 02 is a gold mine of posh electro-organic grooves and deviant soundscapes that defy labeling and should serve as ample inspiration for any future electronic or urban style.” Remix Magazine, July 2008
“I have to say... I REALLY like your sampling and sound design sensibilities. I got this stuff late at night but I can already see that your sounds are profoundly inspiring for me. Something to help me jump start my creative processes. I'm bowled over by the amount of rx2 loops that came with each Abstraction package. True playgrounds of sound. Same goes for, incidentally, your Rapture product. I love it...and barely scratched the thinnest fraction of the surface.”
“Well, as I'm already writing, I want to take the opportunity to thank you for your work so far, it seems you always put a lot of thought and precision in it. The Abstraction Loops integrate nicely into Spectrasonics Stylus RMX, and your Piscis Soundset for Rapture is really outstanding. Looking forward for what's to come in your product line.”
1,536 new cutting edge files! 512 Loops plus 1024 single-hit abstract electronic percussion samples. All files are 44.1K/24bit content. Over 700MB per format!
Acid, Adobe Audition, Battery, Cubase, Digital Performer, Drumcore, FL Studio, GarageBand, GigaStudio, Halion, Intakt, Kontakt, Live, LM4, Logic, MachFive, MetaSynth, Nuendo, ProTools, Reason, Recycle, RMX, SampleTank, Sonar, Soundtrack, VSampler DXi, and other Various Hardware Samples and Audio Editing Software
Abstraction 02 is available for direct download through our web store. In effort to keep the price low, Apple Loops, Acid Loops, and REX2 formats are all separate downloads. All formats contain the single-hit samples. Crossgrades are possible for a small fee for customers who wish to obtain multiple formats. The downloads are in ZIP format, and will uncompress to to give immediate access to the contents on Mac OS X and Windows platforms. Physical distribution will be available in early 2008.
Galbanum's Abstraction Sample Line is a downloadable series of ultramodern samples, loops, hits, and construction kits provided in industry standard formats including Apple Loops, Acid Loops, REX2, AIFF, and WAV. Abstraction 02 focuses on edgy electronic loop adders, glitched-out synthetic drum phrases, abstract rhythmic freak-outs, deep and techy percussion hits, fresh momentum builders, and peak-hour floor-filling groove elements.
Electronic musicians, artists, producers, DJs, scoring professionals, multi-media developers, and synthesis/sound-design enthusiasts of all experience levels who are looking for an easy way to escape the sonic banality of the overpopulated "me-too" market and embrace the unexpected will find this collection an invaluable coup de theatre. Anyone looking for a new way to tip the balance between musical predictability and surprise will find it here in this treasure chest of perturbations, anomalies, and sonic eccentricities.
Modern electronic and urban music production is highly dependent on technical sound-design elements to infuse novelty and uniqueness into the music of today and tomorrow. Modish sound-design elements define style and are what makes a given project in-the-now. A posh groove and a stupendous shock-and-awe campaign of information-age sonic non-conformities are prerequisite to success in today's market. The Abstraction Sample Line is designed to advance these bleeding-edge sound-design elements and make them effortlessly accessible without requiring a PhD in rocket science or esoteric digital signal processing.
Galbanum's Abstraction Sample Series leverages the power of its own Architecture line of sound-design tools as well as proprietary DSP tools, unreleased low level mathematical resources, and computer music scripting languages to contribute a level of detail and precision to the final product that was previously impossible. These resources are fed into advanced sound-design suites, such as MetaSynth where all the heavy lifting and esoteric magic happens. Finally, the content undergoes post processing and mastering and is tightly integrated into the various supported standards. The end result is plug-and-play bliss for the user who now has instant access to the bleeding edge without the blood, sweat, and tears normally associated with it.
Andrew Souter, founder of Galbanum, is a world respected sound-designer, developer, mastering engineer, music producer, and artist. He has worked closely with companies like U&I Software, Native Instruments, Apple, Cakewallk, Waves, MOTU, Steinberg, Sound Toys, Camel Audio, Pronsoiq, and many others. He has worked with leading artists such as Sasha. He was worked with record labels such as Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto Records. He has worked with film companies such as Centropolis Entertainment. He has scored major global TV ad campaigns for clients including Discovery Channel. Galbanum products reflect his diverse experiences and strive always to balance industry leading technical excellence with a connection to, and expansion of, the human condition.