The final slew of PMX instrument packs has been launched at Isotonik Studios.
*Whew* Now THAT was a project…
At some point close to a year ago now, I decided to multi-sample all the patches of my trusty 88-key Casio Privia PX-300 Digital Piano, which i have had since 2005 and is my main midi controller for composing melodies or playing them live. Originally i had intended to do so merely to archive the instruments for my own personal production usage, for the eventual day if/when the PX-300 parts my hands or breaks down. I decided to sample them at an ultimate quality level according to my current capabilities, which happened to be 96kHz/24-bit input via dual triode vacuum tube and custom artificially-intelligent, signal-reactive processing with specific [now retired] alien intuition PerforModule Live Pack devices. So these samples are juiced-up versions of the original PMX samples. I find myself enjoying the “sampler” versions of these instruments way more than the original patches — they sound more crisp, have fun added capabilities, and are so easy to use “in the box” at a whim.
So i figured… “why not also offer them as patches for other Ableton Live users?” …and thus you have available the PerforModule PMX Series at Isotonik Studios.
Right now, Enter BYEBYE at the checkout to get 50% off the PMX series (!!)
The PMX instruments have been spared no degree of utmost quality and usability in their formulation.
Each patch includes a unique sample for each of 88 keys, and includes its own set of 8 custom macro controls which reflect characteristics of its physical instrument counterparts
(a few examples…
-pianos have a “piano reverb” which blends in subtle chromatic resonance, and controls to mimic “soft” and “sustain” pedals.
-organs have a “leslie rotary” dual cabinet which follows the exact specifications for the classic dual rotating leslie speaker effect.
-the bagpipe can simultaneously play a drone note and a chanter melody, and switch between them.
-harpsichords can add a sound similar to the sound of the keys “plunking”.
-xylophone type instruments have an effect emulating a rotating butterfly valve.
-guitars have a “palm mute” knob as well as “whammy bar” for subtractive vibrato or crazy pitch divebombs.
-the sitar can have its string-buzz amount set, as well as the key, mood tonality and strength of the sympathetic strings.
-orchestral strings such as violin can choose between a bowed, plucked, or hybrid timbre.
-brass and woodwind instruments can use a “flutter tongue” effect as well as alter the valve sound.
… + many, many more)
The start, end, loop points, crossfades, and volume levels for each note of each instrument were individually fine-tuned by hand for all 88 notes of every instrument for ridiculously consistent response and tone. That’s over 12,000 samples… yikes.
The PMX instrument sets are available as self-installing live packs grouped by style, with instruments automatically categorized into your library’s “category” section for super-easy access. After purchasing, all you have to do is drop the .alp file into Live and everything will install on it’s own with no work or confusion required by you.
Each pack has one fully-functioned freebie instrument, available at the aforementioned Isotonik Studios.
>>>The FINAL FREEBIE, the brand new “PMX-300 Square Lead” instrument can be acquired for FREE ONLY HERE by clicking<<<
(Requires Ableton Live 9 + “Sampler”)
Listen to a demo of the “PMX Square Lead + other instruments from the pack “PMX-316 Synth Leads” play this song from the NES game “Legacy of the Wizard” (written by Yuzo Koshiro)
(audio demos for all of the pmx instrument sets are available at the performodule soundcould)
More fully-functioned free PMX instruments are located at these fine locations around the web.
Go ahead and grab ’em!
“Warm Brass Synth” via AfroDJMac (from “PMX-313 Brass”)
“Koto” via SonicBloom (from “PMX-309 Exotic Plucked”)
“Glockenspiel” via Bedroom Producers Blog (from “PMX-306 Mallets”)
“Drawbar Organ” via Subaqueous Music (from “PMX-303 Organs”)
“Tremolo Strings” via Audiobombs (from “PMX-311 Strings”)
(!) Now until the PMX series retires, Enter BYEBYE at the checkout to get 50% off (!)
PMX Instrument Packs Available
[Super Hint: for the best deal, grab the “Everything” bundle. This is also the only way to acquire the “PMX-319 Bonus Sounds” pack which includes soundscape-worthy instruments such as “seashore”, “reverse cymbal”, and “helicopter”.]