The “Formed” VST/AU instrument takes its inspiration from Native Instruments FORM. Flintpope used this radical Reaktor-based synth to create twelve unusual pad sounds that are long, evolving and occasionally surprising. If you like adding sounds to your tracks that are off the usual spectrum you may like these. Or you may just hate them.
Utilising a deliberately random multi-tracking in Ableton of Komplete instruments and FX Flintpope made a number of samples that had a core key yet little sense of musical beauty. The wavs were then treated to Audacity’s range of FX and “Create DTMF Tone” etc. to add some random structures. Going against the grain of creating balanced sounds the aim was to get surprising individual samples that could become the germ of a new tune or kick-off an improvisation into unexpected musical areas.
Dark is a free VST / AU for creating and playing rich, dark pads. There are eight rectangles at the top of the instrument, one of which is grey (this one is un-muted). Each one is a trigger for a sample. The tone changes from grey to varying lighter tones of grey to let you know which ones are in use.
MOLEKULES for Kontakt is a free (or donation) pack of ten passive/aggressive instruments created by playing a piano sample at C3 into Native Instruments MOLEKULAR and recording the results.
Palette is a VST/AU plugin for creating and playing rich, evolving pads on Mac and Windows platforms.
CHASMS for KONTAKT is a free instrument with eight long, evolving atmospheres created by routing various Flintpope ambient samples through EVENTIDE BLACKHOLE. These were then racked up in Kontakt and treated to various combinations of modulators listed below.