Analog synths, unorthodox cello techniques, vocal-based pads, atmospheric industrial warps, and other textures
Mabe Fratti & Conceptión Hureta – Estática is a sample library that was made at the same time the two women recorded an album by the same name on SA Recordings (Spitfire Audio’s label).
It features 32 presets of processed sounds, split into four sections:
– Cello. Cellist and composer Mabe Fratti’s techniques – soft bowing, aggressive bowed effects and bending strings, sometimes run through reverb washes to create drones.
– Tape. Sound artist Concepción Huerta created sounds like old radio signals, using tape processing and all kinds of effects.
– Vocals. Granular and other processed vocal pads.
– Warps. Atmospheric and orchestral-based sounds.
They used Roland Juno-60 and Juno-106 polysynths and also a big pedalboard: Ace Tone Acetone Fuzz Master FM-2 (octave fuzz), and late-‘70s vintabe ProCo Big Box RAT V1 (distortion), and others including an Eventide Space (reverb), Boss OC-3 Super Octave (octaver), and Line6 DL4 (programmable delay and loop sampler). Not only that, they used a Tascam Portastudio, a Roland SP-404 sampling workstation, a Moog MoogerFooger MF-102 ring modulator, and a Moog Slim Phatty analog synth.
Words are words, sound is sound, and – most importantly in this case: demos are demos.
Product page for the recording and the sample library, click here