Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Free Oberheim/Doepfer Ableton Instruments

Fans and friends of mine know that my studio consists of a ton of analog gear, arranged in a semi-modular configuration - and I'm constantly experimenting...

One of the cornerstones of this rig is a baby modular, created by pairing a Doepfer Dark Energy Mk 1 and an Oberheim SEM CV-edition.

You can find all of the tech specs in this article I did for Keyboard Magazine last year.

A lot of people have asked what this beastie sounds like, so I decided to whip up a new Ableton six-pack that showcases some of the sounds it can generate.

As with all of these downloads, they're free and you can use them in your tracks - royalty-free.

It's worth mentioning that these samples are not looped, so they retain the true oscillating chaos of analog circuits. As a result, the download file is 24 MB. Just a heads up.

The Simpler instruments in the file are as follows:

Doepferheim Deepbass - This is dual-oscillator filtered bass. Great for subby drones and breakdowns.

Doepferheim Notchsweep - Here's a triple-oscillator patch that uses both the Doepfer and Oberheim oscillators, running through the legendary Oberheim notch filter.

Doepferheim Sync - This patch features a super slow sync sweep on the Oberheim oscillators, while the Doepfer reinforces the fundamental tone.

Doepferheim Carhorny - Detuned major chord that sounds a heck of a lot like a careworn. Suitable for early 90s techno revivalists.

Doepferheim Fifth - Tightly tuned fifth interval with reinforced fundamental. Deadmau5 fans should dig this one ;)

Doepferheim PWM - Detuning and pulse width modulation are the key components in this fat little preset.

As with the Minitaur pack a few months back, I left the Simplers in their default state, with filtering, LFOs and envelopes off, so you can use them as starting points in your sonic adventures.

Here's the Ableton Live file containing the preset.

Francis Preve - Doepferheim 6-pack 
(compatible with Ableton Live 9.7 and higher)

Note 1: If you like any of these sounds and want to keep them for future tracks, just click the little save button in the upper right corner of the Simpler and add it to your library (it will copy the waves too).

Note 2: If you don't use Ableton and just want the C3 samples, you can download the file and fish the waves out of the "Samples" folder, then use them in your DAW or sampler of choice.

Have at ye!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this....i never use anybodys patches or sounds in my own recordings, but i learn how to build my own inst and fx....