Electromagnetic ReFill is an exciting collection of Combinators and instrument patches that source their sounds from the noises of computers upon booting, reading from CD-ROM, accessing WiFi, formatting hard disks or floppies.
All these often unwanted and disturbing noises were captured with a variety of contact microphones and induction coils that revealed a deep look into the streams of electrons and bits. But once pulled to daylight it shows that these serenades of hums and crosstalks have far more potential than just producing a wall of buzz. So a good amount of the sourced sounds are even capable of forming tunable sounds, rhythmic structures and sophisticated beat patterns.
Including 70 Combinators that are built up of 198 subpatches with access to more than 150 samples, Electromagnetic addresses both sound designers and composers alike. The chromatically mapped “All-Combinators” provide an instant overview of the source material but at the same time they invite for thrilling explorations of what is going on noise-wise in everybody's computer.
The “Autorun” Combinators offer exciting patterns that reside at the borderline between rhythmic structure and otherworldly soundscapes.
The “Beat and Bass” section hosts beefy bass sounds and synched drum patterns that lay the foundation of rock solid IDM tracks. Beat and Bass also contains two fully staffed Kong Kits with single hits that range from versatile to funny.
The “Boots and Drones” Combinators are the perfect starting point for background layers whenever it comes to the scoring of thrilling moods, eerie ambiences or depressing atmospheres. Once having mastered this dark area of sound fields there is still the “Keys and Pads” section to discover. This is the right place where a selection of lovely keyboards and evolving pads is awaiting deployment.