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. Ready to get newly recombined!
01: Brass 07 + 03 (unison)
02: Electric Key 01
03: Electric Key Hit 01
04: Electric Key Hit 02 + Plucked 05 (unison)
05: Plucked 09 + Harp 03
06: Piano Mashup 01 (unison) + Sitar Mashup 01
07: Plucked Mashup 01
08: Piano Mashup 01
09: Plucked 20
10: Harp 07 + Harp 01 (unison)
Grab instant Live Instrument Vibes
75 Custom-Built, Multi-cycle Wavetables
Wavetable Files: 80 (custom-built / multi-cycle)
Wavetable Format: WAV – 24bit – 44.1kHz / Windows & Mac
Designed for: Xfer Serum
Compatible with: u-he Hive 2, Arturia Pigments, Ableton Wavetable, Kilohearts Phase Plant
How to install: Put the SparkPackers Wavetable folder into the specific folder structure of the above-mentioned wavetable synths or just drag the Wavetable.wav file into the GUI (Ableton Wavetable Synth)
- Brass 01
Electric Key 01
Electric Key 02
Electric Key 03
Electric Key 04
Electric Key 05
Electric Key 06
Electric Key 07
Electric Key 08
- Electric Key 09
Electric Key Hit 01
Electric Key Hit 02
Electric Key Hit 03
Electric Key Hit 04
Electric Key Hit 05
Electric Key Hit 06
Electric Key Hit 07
Electric Key Hit 08
Electric Key Mashup 01
Electric Key Mashup 02
Electric Key Mashup 03
Electric Key Mashup 04
Electric Key Mashup 05
Electric Key Mashup 06
Electric Key Mashup 07
Electric Key Mashup 08
- Harp 04
Piano Mashup 01
Piano Mashup 02
Piano Mashup 03
Piano Mashup 04
- Plucked 10
Plucked Mashup 01
Plucked Mashup 02
Plucked Mashup 03
Plucked Mashup 04
Sitar Mashup 01
Sitar Mashup 02
Sitar Mashup 03
Sitar Mashup 04
81 SERUM PRESETS
Preset Files: 81 (.fxb)
Serum Version: XFER Serum VST/AU v1.214 or higher
80 Starter Presets
Each Starter features on Wavetable (WT) with its specific scan-through automation settings. That makes it super easy to test-drive all WTs and find the sound you like. Plus: Every Starter comes with a unique set of WT combination and Filter settings. To get the full mind-melting dose of sound: Activate OSC B & Filters!
The Framework Preset
Ready to play & load pre-processed, multi-cycle Wavetables. The routing of the modulators that automate the scan-through process are already in place, so grabbing instant synth sounds just by loading Wavetables is super simple
Size of the full Wavetable Pack: 435 MB (unzipped)
A First Taste
Wavetables In Action – Part II
Let’s listen to some more Wavetables.
You hear a plain and raw Wavetable scan-through with no additional internal Serum synthesis whatsoever. In a few cases, a 2-voice Unison is added for stereo imaging and it’s commented with (unison) below. Of course, the same goes for the audio demos on top of the page too.
11: Electric Key Mashup 02
12: Electric Key Mashup 01
13: Brass 06
14: Brass 02 + Brass 08
15: Electric Key 01+ Harp 05 (unison)
16: Electric Key Mashup 01 + Piano 01 (unison)
17: Electric Key Mashup 07 + 05 (unison)
18: Electric Key 07 (unison) + PLucked 03
19: Brass 12(unison)
20: Electric Key 08 + Brass 09 (unison)
21: Electric Key Hit 05 (unison) + Electric Key Hit 08
What's So Special About The Wavetable Packs
The Wavetables sound awesome right out of the box.
Raw and naked as they come, they are ready to be put into your next track. Just browse the Starter Presets and you will definitely find that sound for your next production where the money is.
But the main beauty of the packs: It's super easy to find YOUR sound!
Choose a Wavetable you like, activate OSC B and find a great companion in form of a 2nd Wavetable. Flip through our Wavetable library, try out your own WT combination and you instantly get a new, unique sound.... fast and easy. Take it a step further and play around with the scan-through modulators. This will immediately change the sound.
You don't have to be a white lab-coat wearing sound designer to find YOUR sound.
Use them as a starting point. No INIT preset... no blank page... choose the Wavetables that spark an idea of a sound... let them jumpstart your imagination and play around.
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Every time you need Wavetables and synth vibes that are designed not to be flawless & immaculate but that capture character: Treat yourself with the Lo-Fi pack. This is the pack where you’ll find those tiny quirks and imperfections that we love so much.
Producing dusty Hip Hop and Lo-Fi Beats? Sparkpackers’ unique Lo-Fi library delivers all of the textured Serum wavetables you’ll ever need: Inside this genre-bending collection you’ll find 75 expertly crafted wavetables ranging from smooth flute textures over airy choir feels, to complex wonky vibes and crunchy vibrato organs, as well as grainy experimental textures.
These super charismatic Sparkpackers Lo-fi Wavetables will get you in the flow in no time!
Character 15 – Strings + Character 03 – Airy
Crunch Attack 11 + Crunch Attack 12
Character 10 – Choir
Low Tech 10
Honestly? This is the pack I wanted to keep to myself.
Maybe it’s just me, but 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! Hit!
Chromatic Hit 04
Hit 14 + Chromatic Hit 01 (unison)
Weighty 05 (unison) + Futuristic 11
The Story Behind The Wavetable Packs
I remember walking into my studio one day, seeing all this amazing analog hardware gear that I had borrowed from friends and colleagues to finish a project... I thought, what a shame to give back all those beautiful cuties... I had put my heart into programming all these sounds and patches... what a waste...
So I launched into this sampling marathon and wondered, wait a minute - why stop there? That’s what everyone is doing. Let's take it a step further:
Let's chop up the samples into tiny molecules and transfer those snippets into Serum and create some Wavetables that capture those awesome analog vibes and live recordings.
The goal was to create Wavetables that sound amazing just by loading them into your favorite Wavetable synth.
At the end, I divided all 460 Wavetables neatly into different categories that match the characteristics of those new & fresh ingredients.
add-on: Spark Pack mini
Do you love the ‘Live Instruments’ audio demos above and want to use them as inspirations and song starters for your own productions? Awesome. All the audio tracks – let’s call them Spark Tracks – are included in the Live Instruments And Mashups Add-On pack. You will receive those track ideas as audio and midi files.
Here is what you get as additional content:
Audio: 21 Spark Tracks / WAV – 24bit – 44.1kHz / Windows & Mac
Midi: 21 Standard Midi files
Size: 77 MB (unzipped)
THIS ADD-ON WORKS WITH ANY DAW / SAMPLER
The Mini Spark Tracks and Loops come as .WAV files (24bit / 44.1 kHz) and work perfectly with any kind of audio software that handle this file type. The included Standard MIDI files are ready to get imported into your favorite software as well.