|Ethereal cold and its ruination. Glacier by 9 Soundware is a set of instruments for the EXS24 sampler within Apple Logic Pro. The theme of the sound set is glaciers. They are depicted with renderings of glacial shimmer, floating ice, violent avalanches, intense wind, as well as simulations of actual sounds of melting glaciers.
The instruments are based on 50 samples (46 loops and 4 hits). The source sounds for the samples include ocean field recordings, audio with digital artifacts which were created from deleting and recovering files using utility software, noise, and human breathing. The loops range from evolving textures lasting approximately 30 seconds to sounding wavetable-like audio.
In addition to the 137 MB Glacier.exs instrument which uses all 50 samples, included are 20 instruments which make extensive use of the modulation capabilities of the EXS24 mkII sampler. Among them are tempo synced instruments, free-form textural instruments, impact instruments, as well as noise instruments which are equally suited for both texture and percussion (Cryoseism.exs), and an instrument inspired by actual glaciers sounds recorded by artist Katie Paterson (Melt.exs). Many are designed to be played primarily with the modulation and pitch bend wheels (and less so with the keys). As they lend themselves more to performance than step sequencing, a midi controller is highly recommended when using this sound set.
Sound design by Daisuke Fuchigami.
THIS PRODUCT IS COMPATIBLE WITH LOGIC PRO 7, 8, AND 9. HOWEVER, THE 9.02 SOFTWARE UPDATE IS REQUIRED FOR USE UNDER VERSION 9.
Unlike the Logic Pro EXS24 factory content, samples used for each instrument are not placed in individual folders. Instead, they are all placed in one folder. The primary reason for this is to simplify the creation of new instruments. Users are invited to create new .exs files which draw on these samples. Great attention was paid to avoid cryptic sample names. Filenames follow a labeling schema which indicate sample attributes such as intended trigger modes and duration. This information can be found at the 9 Soundware website where it is regularly updated. Unlike most other sample content products, this is an evolving product. The door is always open for updates, be it fixes or entirely new instruments. Please visit www.9soundware.com for the latest.
In addition to Apple’s EXS24 mkII and EXSP24 mkII, the sample format is also supported by products such as Native Instruments Kontakt, Mark of the Unicorn Mach Five, Steinberg Halion, and Digidesign Structure. However, EXS24 instruments by 9 Soundware are designed for use solely within the EXS24 mkII and EXSP24 mkII plug-ins included with Apple’s Logic Pro and Logic Express. Proper playback with third party samplers is not guaranteed. In addition, due to enhancements in modulation routings for the mkII version, .exs files by 9 Soundware are not backward compatible with the EXS24 mkI sampler.
21 .EXS files
50 WAV files (24-bit/44.1 kHz)
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