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Werkbench 1.1.0 Preview

Werkbench developer Bolasol has released a little ambient piece using the upcoming 1.1.0 update.

Here is some ambient music generated from a single sample in real-time. The combination of pitch shifting and feedback makes for giant percolating pads. Enjoy!

All of the sounds are being sampled with the internal mic and speaker. I live in a noisy place so there is a lot of texture added with each level of feedback.

This video features WerkBench 1.1.0 which should be out in the first few weeks of August. I am making use of panning, high-pass filters, and decay settings for each step. These will be available soon!

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Reader Comments 6

That's excellent news! Panning has been on my wish-list for this creativity-inducing app. I'm glad they're continuing to develop it.

August 04, 2012  | person_outline victor

this is what "sample lab" needs, pitch shifting!

August 04, 2012  | person_outline hoyas79

My god, this man is the master of improvisational (and inspirational) sampling.

August 04, 2012  | person_outline Chris

very cool. i forgot about this app. now on my radar.

August 05, 2012  | person_outline Anonymouse

No, don't forget this app. It makes me feel like a genius when I jam with it. I grab a bunch of random stuff from around the house, smack it and get groovy results even w/ the built in iPad mic. These videos certainly help for inspiration, too. I still don't care for the faux wood look, but the UI is incredibly good.

August 05, 2012  | person_outline Chris

I made a track in Werkbench (all samples were sampled directly into Werkbench using the iPad microphone, pitch-shifted and sequenced into loops there, then arranged and mixed in Auria). I used a cardboard box, coffee cup, shaker, claps, children's concertina, mbira, and ukelele. Check it out: http://soundcloud.com/victor-lams/stuff-at-my-house.

August 05, 2012  | person_outline victor

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