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Euphony Sound Labs was set up in the mid-90s initially as a production studio to support my first electronic music project within the early rave scene. Shortly after opening it transformed into a commercial recording studio supporting the local music scene in Dundee, Scotland.

The studio looked after musicians and producers from many different genres of music from Indie to Hardcore Techno.

In the early days, the sound design was more centered around creating sample libraries for AKAI Samplers delivered on Zip100 discs and CD-Roms.

It made sense to keep ESL alive today through sound design projects such as creating Ableton Live Packs. 

 

ESL packs can be found here and at https://isotonikstudios.com

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The Inspired Rave Stabs pack is a collection of instrument and effect racks oozing with 90s flavour. The pack has been put together by sampling chords created from tuned analog synth oscillators, stacked intervals from classic 90s digital sound modules and the the tonal character of the Roland W30 and Akai S3000.

 

All samples are un-warped to retain the classic pitch nuances of the era. Each rack has been carefully put together exposing useful macros and taking advantage of macro variations giving a minimum of 4 variations per rack. Within this pack there are over 400 variations of stab sounds to keep you gurning to the early hours.  

Hardware used to create the pack

Cosmos Impulse Responses
for
Ableton Max For Live Convolution Pro

This pack contains 20 main Audio Effect Racks and a folder of impulse responses. 

The Audio Effect Racks contain an instance of Max For Live Convolution Pro loaded with a custom impulse response. The M4L Convolution Pro device will only load if you already own Ableton Live 9 Suite or above. The racks have 8 macros mapped to the EQ section of Convolution Pro to allow quick access to shape the sound. 

Installing the pack is very easy, just drag and drop it onto the Ableton Live interface and the pack will automatically install into the pack's directory. You will get a small message box alerting you to the pack's legacy nature. This is perfectly normal and a result of the way the pack is created. Just click ok and let the installation complete.