BOCS (Boards Of Canada Synthesis) Volume 3 is a Kontakt sample pack containing 32 completely new sample patches consisting of synth sounds inspired by the electronic duo Boards of Canada. It’s refreshingly different compared to efforts from various other sample packs and vst synths.
The reason why?
These sounds have been created via the methods used by the group themselves. Vintage analog synths, 4-tracks, valve amps even VHS recorders were used to create a sample bank more authentic than anything we’ve heard before.
These sounds have a dirty, dusty, and dream like quality just like that elusive Boards of Canada sound. With our samples nothing is virtual, everything is real.
We listen to our customers. You’ve loved the pads and drones we produced with our first two installments in the BOCS series but we know you wanted us to create some lead sounds and a few other extras so this is what we’ve achieved with BOCS Volume 3.
Weighing in at more than twice the size of volumes 1 and 2 combined, 32 completely new sounds consisting of leads, keys, stabs (great for arps) a few drones, some one key chords, a small number of pads, various forms of analog noise and even some field recordings make BOCS Volume 3 our biggest and best release so far! Some of the sounds are relatively clean, some are heavily processed (check out the ‘Sick2Death’ patch) but they all have that BoC sound and of course the same high quality you rightly expect from us at Audiowarp.
The Kontakt interface featured in BOCS Volume 1 and BOCS Volume 2 returns for it’s third outing. This time mainly due to the dexterity of the samples it’s even more fun to create your own sounds. The samples are designed for universal use but tweaking the interface settings allows you to create a more bespoke sound for example when using stab sounds as part of an arpeggio crank up the release for head in the clouds ambience or drop it it down for more clarity. The blend function comes into it’s own as you can blend drones with keys, VHS tape hiss with your pads or the distant sound of birds combined with a lead sounds. We’ve spent hours creating all sorts of weird and wonderful new sounds that weren’t possible with the first two installments in the series.
BOCS Volume 3 is the final installment (for now) in the BOCS series. We’ve had so much fun making these synths and we’ve been truly humbled and blown away with amazing response and positive feedback from our customers.
With that in mind we’ve decided to throw in a little extra treat with the BOCS Volume 3 download…
Our next release after the BOCS series will be a sample synth called
GAS (Guitar Analog Synthesis)
It’s pretty hard to fully explain exactly what GAS is so we’ve given you a free demo of how some of the sounds are coming along. Within the GAS demo folder you’ll find three 20 note demo patches which are pad based (the full release will be more than just pads) We’ve also included a brief description of the idea behind the GAS synth – don’t expect traditional guitar sounds, think more crazy unique yet usable guitar based synths unlike anything else out there right now. We think it’s pretty unique but please have a play around with these sounds and let us know what you think!
BOCS Volume 3 Sample pack comes in WAV format and Kontakt format (5.3.1 or above) It will only run in demo mode in the Free Kontakt Player.
The purchased download consists of the BOCS Volume 3 files and the GAS Demo folder which has three 20 note NKI files and a product description file.
BOCS Volume 3 contains 1 Kontakt NKI file which is configured to load and control all the samples which make up the 32 individual sample patches. The GUI loads the samples in each of the two modules within the individual NKI.
The BOCS Volume 3 WAV files also run independently outside of Kontakt and are open for you to use in other applications. We’ve included a sample mapping guide for the WAV files so loading the individual samples into your sampler of choice should be hassle free.
Size: 416.02 MB