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Orchestral Tools Sinoid Sample Library Combines Acoustic Instruments and Sine Waves



Don’t get annoyed, Sinoid

Sample developer Orchestral Tools has been producing excellent examples of what their name says for quite a few years. Now they’ve been branching out, and we’re here for it.

Sine here – the company press release:

BERLIN, GERMANY, March 16, 2023—Forward-thinking sample library developers Orchestral Tools have just announced the third installment in their experimental Fabrik series: Sinoid. The library is built around evocative combinations of basic sine waves and samples of real instruments through a variety of effects and sonic treatments. The  result is a set of dynamically playable sounds and sound design elements that explore the outer limits of experimental textures both beautiful and savage.

Purity of tone, entirely at your control
The humble sine wave is the basis of all natural sounds, where combinations of waves at different amplitudes, frequencies, and phase relations result in every sound that we hear. Sinoid takes this basic truth as its starting point, but gives the player, composer, or sound designer the ability to dynamically mold these waves in tandem with purposefully matched instrumental samples to create evocative and dynamically playable sounds. The nine instruments, which also include the bass clarinet, bass flute, alto flute, bass ocarina, tenor ocarina, vibraphone, glockenspiel, and singing bowls, were all chosen for their distinctive tonal purity that molds organically with the character of the sine waves. The former provides an unmistakable human texture to every sound, while the latter is a springboard to exploring any type of sonic texture. 

Sinoid’s sound design patches utilize a treasure trove of boutique modular effects to create complementary layers for each sound that can be played dynamically with the mod wheel of your MIDI controller. The unpredictable, analog behavior of these devices results in changing patterns up and down the keyboard that are immediately inspiring. The 23 patches are divided into three categories: Stygian, for dark and ambient textures, Ethereal, for organic and atmospheric sounds, and Ravaged for the most immediate and experimental sounds.

“The basis of the Fabrik series is to bring the scope and playability of our orchestral libraries to brand new instruments drawn from electronic and experimental elements,” said Orchestral Tools CEO Hendrik Schwarzer. “The combination of our chosen instrumentation for Sinoid combined with the complex processing is immediately evocative and inspiring while still retaining that crucial human element that’s vital to composition. We hope that composers and sound designers find it as unique and inspiring as we do!”

Price: €39 through March 30, 2023, after that €59

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