Analogue Workshop 1 – Distortion and Feedback reveiew


Yo what’s good fam, back today with a nice little library from TimeSpace and Ian Boddy

He’s done a bunch of sound design stuff for Zero-G, Camel Audio, Rob Papen, and plenty more.

Definitely more of a “sound design” library type of guy in my opinion…which is good.

Lot’s of weirdness and strange noises.

This one is from his new series called Analog Workshop, where he focuses on a specific area of synthesis and sound design.

This first workshop is all about using distortion and feedback to create sounds.

let’s peep it!

So what is Analog Workshop 1 Distortion and Feedback?

It’s a library dedicated to exploring the process of designing sounds on modular and vintage synthesizers using distortion and feedback techniques.

Drones, noises, pads, leads, keys, hits, drums, and other random noises are all created, sampled, and stuffed into a custom Kontakt interface.

The library is part of series where each library focuses exclusively on one particular area of sound design with analog modular and vintage synthesizers.

As you can imagine, this library is not about being “lush” or “smooth” it’s all about bringing jagged, harsh, distorted, and eerie sounds.

No so much just distortion for the heck of it, but used to pull unique sounds out of the synthesizers and to show how powerful this area of sound design can be.

Quick Specs

  • content: 437MB, 300 samlples, 500 Kontakt patches
  • format: Kontakt, Wav
  • price: intro price $47.95, reg price $55.95

So how does it sound?

As to be expected, this is an experimenter and sound design fanatics dream.

Just because it’s full of unique sounds and textures, tons of modular weirdness, blips and drones.

But don’t be confused, there are some really heavy synths and hits in there, and some just plain raw sounds.

I dig the sound, it’s different, it’s unique, and it definitely brings to mind the magic that can be had with modular synths.

The interface lets you get in and tweak, but I spent most of my time just going through, playing, and quickly turning knobs to taste.

The sounds are well recorded, and despite being all about feedback and distortion, there isn’t any unwanted distortion or audio glitches.

So what’s the bottom line?

I dig it, of course I do or I wouldn’t be showing it lol.

But seriously, I love stuff like this, it’s different, it’s out of the norm, but it’s fun and useful since it brings a different type of sound to the table.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have an analog modular synth….yet, so it’s fun to get these types of textures and mix them in with other things.

I give this library 4 out of 5 subs, it’s got a really well laid out interface with a great sound to match.

I’m definitely looking forward to the rest of the series, things should stay interesting with each installment.

Go on over and check it out, watch the video, and see how he goes to work: Analogue Workshop 1 at Timespace

leave a comment below, let me know what you think


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