SampleScience has unveiled a new virtual instrument called Organic Alien Drones. This free rompler is available for both Mac and Windows users. The instrument features a collection of 15 experimental ambient drones crafted by modulating synthesizer chords with field recordings.
The creation of these drones involved two distinct techniques. The first method utilized a vocoder, a type of electronic device that can modify or manipulate a person’s voice. The second technique used was convolution, a mathematical operation on two functions that produces a third function. The resulting sound is both unusual and musical, making it a valuable tool for creating soundscapes that seem as if they originate from another world.
Organic Alien Drones comes with several features that allow users to further customize their sounds. These include distortion, delay, chorus, and reverb effects. A Multi-LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) is also included, which can be used to modulate various aspects of the sound. Additionally, the instrument comes with a highpass/lowpass filter that allows users to control the frequency content of their sounds.
Users also have control over the amplitude range, enabling them to adjust the loudness of the sound. The instrument offers three voice modes: polyphonic, monophonic, and legato. Polyphonic mode allows multiple notes to be played at once, while monophonic mode only allows one note to be played at a time. Legato mode, on the other hand, allows notes to be played in a smooth, connected manner.
To explore the unique soundscapes of Organic Alien Drones, download the free virtual instrument today.