Another recording session exploting percussionist Dave Insua Cao‘s studio. Ableton Pack 006 contains samples of his Xylomatic turned into an Ableton Instrument Rack.
The Xylomatic is a rare toy instrument manufactured in the 1970s by a Spanish company caled Congost. It was known as an “Automatic Mechanical Xylophone”. The xylomatic is hand cranked, as a cyclinder turns, pins on the cylinder dictate what notes are played and in what order. It’s an incredibly weird sounding instrument. Slightly eerie. The samples that were recorded are included in the download as well as an Ableton Instrument rack with added effects.
With the metallic nature of the instrument I thought that use of grain delay would benefit the sound. The Ableton instrument rack consists of added reverb, grain delay, delays, filter and spectral resonators. The instrument can be played dry or the effects added to create some interesting sound design.
Why would I want that?
Create some eerie melodies and shimmering delays! 🙂
Ableton Racks x1
1 x Free Ableton Instrument Rack
1 x Sample Folder
Xlyomatic Instrument rack with Spectral Resonator, filter, verb, Grain Delay.
The download file contains a free Ableton Live pack which includes the one shots and one loop.
How Do I use it?
Simply install the pack by double clicking on it.
Choose a folder to install it to.
If you’re struggling, here’s a more detailed guide on how to install Ableton Packs.
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