Cinematically mangled old vinyl recordings (Pads and Ambiances)
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If you're familiar with classical pieces from Gygory Ligeti such as Lux Aeterna... then you already know what to expect with FS. This sort of ever evolving creeptastic choir vibe is the sound we were after for the library... albeit a bit more synthetic in tone. Through stretching, tweaking, maming, destroying, and processing various clips from old public domain vinyl recordings from the 1930s, we have achieved it.
The end result is extremely creepy as some of these pads have a 10 or 20 second buildup stemming from insanely stretched choir or orchestra sounds. Also included are looped versions of many patches. Combined with the LFO control on the mod wheel and Attack / EQ controls on the GUI you can create some very organic and constantly moving creepout pads.
The toggle able convolution reverb makes these sound HUGE. Forgotten Songs is also a nice addition to your arsenal if you're an artist specializing in ambient or chillout as these sounds cater to that genre rather well.
Some nice sounds but not easy to use in a track!
These sounds work best used as a single drone throughout a track, as they are quite difficult to use in other ways. As the sounds are taken from vintage vinyl recordings they have a very interesting quality to them but the problem lies in that there are very noticeable overtones to each note. Often a major or minor third can be heard (depending on the sound) and this means that if you are playing in a standard key there is basically only 3 notes you can play without it sounding off-key. I also noticed that the individual sounds are not tuned to concert pitch and one sound may be tuned different than the next, so more tweaking needed before it can sit in a track. Nice sounds though!