Good morning, music friends!
Happy April! Well, soon-to-be-April. I didn't want to post this tomorrow; you know how the Internet is on April 1st.
If you're just looking for the free pack, you can find it here: https://gumroad.com/l/bb_crunchyD
Continuing my quest to create Kontakt instruments, this time I wanted to focus on creating and manipulating effect chains. I'm really proud of how this one came out!
Source audio for this instrument is pulled from my Behringer Model D then run through a bevvy of effects. To control the effects, I created a handful of ambiguous knobs like Cronch and Thicc. I love these kinds of knobs because it encourages exploration and experimentation over "turn up distortion 10%".
Plus, I'm really digging how the instrument looks in general.
This instrument seems capable of some incredible bass and leads. I was able to get some pads out of it too, but this really shines with those solo instruments.
You can download this pack for free using the coupon code on the pack's page: https://gumroad.com/l/bb_crunchyD
Community music challenge April 9th-11th
Excited to announce the Two Hour Album Challenge is back! We had a record-breaking 66 entries last time and I'm super excited to see what the community puts together this time.
If you aren't familiar, here's a TL;DR: This is a music making event where everyone writes a song off the same randomly chosen theme. That music is then bundled into a Bandcamp album and sold for charity.
It's a really fun time and for a great cause. If you have some free time April 9th-11th, you can find more information here: http://2hac.abstractionmusic.com/
THE EVERYTHING PACK
Missed the past year or more of sample packs? I put EVERYTHING I've released on Gumroad into a singular product at a very competitive discount. This includes over 35 packs, 4500 samples, 5+ hours of audio, as well as many Ableton and Kontakt instruments. Not only does buying this pack get you everything I've ever released, but also includes everything I will release in the future.
It also supports me and my studio, which is pretty neat too. 🥰
Check it out here! https://gumroad.com/l/bb_everything
😎 As a thank you for staying on this mailing list, use the coupon code "BestFriend" to get 20% anything I offer on Gumroad, including the EVERYTHING pack. If you've missed prior packs, you can check them all out right here: https://gumroad.com/ben_burnes
As always, thank you so much for your support and kind words about these packs. I'm so glad they can help enrich your music productions and other projects in unique and weird ways.
Feel free to reply if you have questions, suggestions, or want to share the things you've made. I'd love to hear them!
Enjoy the pack and I'll talk to you next month!
🔊💪 - ben