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 118 Presets that are made exclusively with the 80 Wavetables that also come with the Tropical Mallets pack:
Chroma Hit 01 – Clean 1
Hit 10 – Proc
Hit 15 – Clean
Hit 06 – Proc
Knock 01 – Clean
Weighty 05 – Clean
Knock 05 – Proc
Hit 03 – Clean
Grab instant summer hit Vibes
The Source Code // 80 Custom-Built Wavetables
percussive ableton wavetable presets
Honestly? This is the pack I wanted to keep to myself. Maybe it’s just me, but you play your favorite chord progression with those transient rich Wavetables and you’ll have your next hit!
Who thought you can get such a nice & clean, natural color out of a soft synth? So! Much! Possibilities! You’ll get: Wooden, weighty, punchy, sizzling, crunchy, chromatic, caribbean and futuristic Tropical Mallets!
As with the other two Ableton Wavetable Preset packs: My goal was to create less photo-realistic but more hybrid and mashed-up presets. As a result you get the best of both worlds: Acoustic, percussive instruments, synthesized, resampled, warped and re-rendered. With a fresh unique twist, newly recombined. Usable as modern synth pluck sounds in a wide range of genres!
Futuristic 06 – Clean
Chroma 10 – Proc2
Chromatic Hit 04 – Clean
Hit 14 – Proc
Hit 05 – Proc
Chroma 05 – Clean
Chromatic Hit 08 – Proc
Futuristic 03 – Clean 2
Chroma 03 – Proc
Caribbean 09 – Clean
Wavetable Files: 75 (custom-built / multi-cycle)
Wavetable Format: WAV – 24bit – 44.1kHz / Windows & Mac
118 ABLETON WAVETABLE PRESETS
Preset Files: 118 (.adv)
16 Caribbean Synth Plucks
37 Chroma Synth Plucks
15 Chromatic Hit Plucks
18 Futuristic Synth Plucks
20 Hit Synth Plucks
7 Knock Synth Plucks
5 Weighty Synth Plucks
Size of the full Pack: 141 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