This expansion pack offers 50 presets for Steinberg's Padshop and Padshop Pro VST granular synthesizers. With 21 manipulated stereo samples, this sound set provides dark, distorted, menacing and suspenseful sound design presets.
Produced by Marco Giardina and Gary Gibbons, this sound set provides a granular sound designing solution by using the Padshop audio engine.
* This expansion pack is included in our product, Granular Bundle 4.
Marco Giardina’s Granular Monster Drone Concept
Q. What was the concept for your Granular Monster Drone expansion pack?
A. The Granular Monster Drone expansion pack was conceived as an instrument to make sounds effects to be sampled and used on thriller and horror movies. It was inspired by orchestral strings effects like clusters and scratchings. It is an easy way to add suspense and atmosphere without record a string session. I programmed 25 of the presets and Gary Gibbons programmed the other 25 presets.
Q. How did you make the Monster Drone instrument?
A. It is made with two pieces of wood and some cello strings fixed with nails. At the top of the wooden handle there is an old tin box of biscuits with inside contact microphones connected to a jack for direct amplification. The good sound transmission properties of the wood let the sound vibrations to be captured by the audio board.
50 new presets produced by Marco Giardina and Gary Gibbons
With 21 manipulated stereo samples, this expansion pack delivers suspenseful distorted cinematic strings, dark basses, distorted percussion, drones, menacing fx and dark pad presets
Available as download only (.zip file; 33.93MB)
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Granular Monster Drone VST Sound Instrument Set is an expansion pack for Steinberg's Padshop and Padshop Pro.
* For Non-Padshop Pro users only - To ensure Padshop compatibility, please install our free product Granular Lite 2 before product purchases.
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For Windows and Mac (For users who are using Audio Unit (AU) compatible hosts, please click here for our recent test results.)
Granular Monster Drone expansion pack comes with an "easy-to-install" instructional manual for download after purchasing.
Both versions are also available in our Download page.
* For users who are using Audio Unit (AU) compatible hosts, please click here for our recent test results.