These Ableton Wavetable Presets are truely something special because they aren’t based on Ableton’s stock wavetables but on SparkPackers’ bestselling custom-built Wavetables that I initially made for and within Xfer Serum.
On one hand you can be sure you’ll get original and distinguishable fresh sounds because the source code of the presets is exceptionally unique. On the other hand you’ll find out that I put Ableton’s wavetable synth through its paces and made use of its impressive internal FM and Filter capabilities.
As a result you’ll get your hands on a wide ranging palette of colors that cover natural and acoustic instruments and also charismatic synth sounds. As always with SparkPackers, this are sounds you actually want to use on every track in your daily production work.
So, here we go. A first taste of the 102 Presets that are made exclusively with the 75 Wavetables that also come with the Live Instruments And Mashups pack:
Pluck 03 – Proc
Pluck 06 – Proc
Pluck 11 – Clean
Brass 05 – Proc
Sitar Mashup 02 – Proc
Plucked 14 – Clean
Harp 03 – Proc
Electric Key Mashup 06 – Proc
Grab instant acoustic & Mashup Synth Vibes
The Source Code // 80 Custom-Built Wavetables
Live Instruments And Mashups
Ableton wavetable presets
Not only did I sample some nasty analog gear, I also recorded live instruments over the course of many studio sessions. As much as I love machines, you can’t ignore a crunchy pre-amp, a shiny guitar or saxophone played by flawed but humorous and hopefully charming human beings, right?
Those amazing musicians brought their instruments into the studio and we recorded E-Pianos, Rhodes, guitars, accustic guitars… a whole f** brass section.
At the end of the day, the goal was to create more hybrid and mashed-up Wavetables than photo-realistic samples. Get the best of both worlds: Live instruments, synthesized, resampled, warped and re-rendered. With a fresh unique twist, newly recombined. Usable as modern synth sounds in a wide range of genres!
Plucked 01 – Proc
Brass 02 – Proc
Electric Key Hit 01 – Clean
Harp 01 – Proc
Electric Key 01 – Proc
Brass 07 – Clean
Sitar Mash 02 – Clean
Piano Mash 01 – Proc
Brass 05 – Proc
Pluck 19 – Proc
Wavetable Files: 80 (custom-built / multi-cycle)
Wavetable Format: WAV – 24bit – 44.1kHz / Windows & Mac
102 ABLETON WAVETABLE PRESETS
Preset Files: 102 (.adv)
10 Electric Keys
11 Electric Key Hits (Synth Plucks)
9 Electric Key Mashups
16 Harps (Synth Plucks)
5 Piano Mashups (Synths)
24 Plucked (Synths)
4 Plucked Mashups
7 Sitar Mashups (Synths)
Size of the full Pack: 140 MB (unzipped)
Software Requirements: Ableton Live 10 Suite or Ableton Wavetable Synth Add-on. Minimum V10.06
How To Install: Wavetables and presets are nested in an Ableton Live Project folder. Put this project folder somewhere on your HD and then drag this folder into Ableton’s sidebar. From there you always have easy access to the presets and wavetables. I felt no need to create an Ableton Live Pack.
How The Wavetables Got Made
Why did I bother and spent hundreds of hours creating unique multi-cycle Wavetables?
I always had the vision to create memorable and inspiring presets... original and innovative sounds that help artists make an impact... sounds that can help you to stand out!
The best solution I came up with: Let's start at the tiniest level... mess around with the smallest string of molecules... modify the raw source code that shapes a synth sound: WaveTables... I used Xfer Serum with its awesome mess-with-wavetables capabilities and pushed it to its limits in order to build exciting and unique Wavetables... the secret sauce that sounds awesome right out of the box... this made all the difference!
Here's what I did:
I started by programming original sounds on some of your favorite hardware analogue synths
sampled these sounds by putting them through some high-end and nasty output gear
some were then mashed up with samples of live instruments I recorded... like bass, acoustic and e-guitars, multiple violines and cellos (for strings), trumpets and trombones (for brass) and an old wurlitzer... to appy natural and organic feel
I only used the best pieces of meat and transferred snippets of these samples into Serum
next, these WaveTables were re-synthesed by using Serum’s wizardry like warp and formulas ect
here is where the magic happens: sculpturing and messing around with the OSCs by putting them through warp, render, sync, re-sample… and repeat…
I finally stored the resulting OSCs as unique, bad-ass, multi-cycle WaveTables... that's how the secret sauce got made!
As a result I got 460 unique Wavetables... divided into 6 Wavetable Packs... the extra-ordinary source code for extra-ordinary, original sounds