Altered States provides over 4 GB of world-class uniquely creative rhythm loops, instruments & samples produced by multi award winning sound designers Ian Boddy, Cuckooland, and others. Conceived as a soundtrack composer's dream library, it's the product of thousands of hours of extremely organic, unique, ultra-creative, and virtuoso sound design.
Altered States is a wonderful and inspiring sample library featuring a vast and unique palette of sounds from out of this world, that will inspire you for years to come. With around 3500 .nki instrument patches and thousands of unique source sounds in WAV format, the diversity and flexibility of this remarkable resource simply has to be experienced to be believed.
In the rhythm department of this enormous library, there are thousands of loops and all are presented either in sliced format or timestretch format (via the KONTAKT instrument patches which use either the NI Beat Machine feature or the NI Time Machine feature), so they will automatically sync to your songs, and you can even use KONTAKT to apply sound-shaping to each slice if you wish.
Altered States has been created by integrating the contents of all of the following 10 highly-acclaimed Zero-G products into one mind-bogglingly powerful library:
(N.B. Some of these titles are available to purchase separately as individual titles. Please click on the name to find out more about that individual product.)
- Zero-G Ambient Volume 1
- Zero-G Ambient Volume 2
- Zero-G Cuckooland Unhinged
- Zero-G Cuckooland Ghost In The Machine
- Zero-G Cuckooland Asylum
- Zero-G Cuckooland Ambience
- Zero-G Malice In Wonderland
- Zero-G Fields of Motion
- Zero-G Junk Percussion
- Zero-G Dream Zone
- Zero-G Ibiza Chillout
The re-programming, conversion, and organisation of this vast product was expertly carried out by Ian Boddy, one of the UK's leading synthesists, and was designed to be as user friendly and logically creative as possible.
Users of NI KONTAKT please note:
The Altered States library is presented with instrument (.nki) patches. As regards any loops within the library, they can be automatically synced to tempo via Beat Machine or Time Machine controls. The Beat Machine programming has loops divided into their individual hits (slices) so they can be played at a wide range of tempos without change in pitch or audio quality. It also allows you to give each hit individual settings for pitch, playback direction, pitch envelope, amp envelope, distortion, delay, and more; a MIDI file of each loop can be easily exported so that groove, accent, and feel can be manipulated in any host sequencer.
IMPORTANT: You must have a full version of Kontakt to use the Kontakt files in this product. This product will not work with the free Player/demo version of Kontakt "Kontakt 5 Player".
IMPORTANT: THIS IS NOT A ROMPLER or PLUGIN - with this version you will simply be downloading the Altered States SAMPLE LIBRARY in WAV format which you can use with any music software - you DON'T get the NI "Intakt Instrument" interface - but everything has been set up in KONTAKT patches which you also get, so if you have NI KONTAKT then all the instruments are already programmed, mapped out and playable.
Please note: You must have a full version of Kontakt to use the Kontakt files in this product. This product will not work with the free demo version of Kontakt called "Kontakt Player".
Kontakt makes no compromises in the playing and performing of sample-based instruments. Its powerful multi-mode filters, envelopes, LFOs and FX will give this library enormous flexibility and a wealth of creative possibilities. Load the provided .nki patches into your copy of Kontakt (full version of Kontakt), or, just use the WAV files with your favourite sampling software.
Altogether, Altered States provides over 4 GB of world-class uniquely creative rhythm loops, instruments & samples produced by multi award winning sound designers Ian Boddy, Cuckooland, and others.
For full details on the contents of the entire ALTERED STATES sample library, please take a look at the PDF of Contents and also click HERE to download a complete guide that you can view in your web browser, including indexes of all samples and instrument files, and audio demos (.zip file, 10 MB)
Download Size (RAR files):
- Parts 1 & 2: 953 MB each
- Part 3: 369 MB
Additional Info & Quotes
"A huge library of virtuoso sound design samples... at a giveaway price... Altered States must be on your shopping list...Sound/Results rated 9/10" - Future Music Magazine, UK
"A very comprehensive package... Fans of dark and moody atmospherics are especially well catered for; there are some stunning pads and leads that have a fantastic dark and menacing feel - perfect for drum 'n' bass or hard-edged breakbeat... Highly usable for those who prefer their beats to be slightly out of the ordinary... The samples are mapped, chopped and ready for use. The material here has been edited superbly.. A package that covers many bases well... You're getting ten sample CDs... Good value. Highly recommended" - Computer Music Magazine, UK
"You can absolutely bury yourself in the possibilities... The sounds are great fun to use and even greater fun to tweak into new mutations. The sheer number of sounds makes Altered States a worthy buy" - audiomidi.com, USA