What happens when you combine a sonic wizard
like Keith Hillebrandt with a sexy rhythmic master like Jerome Dillon?
A couple years back, Hillebrandt (the
sound designer for Useful Noise, Poke In The Ear and Nine Inch Nails) and Dillon
(drummer, multi-instrumentalist and composer for nearLY, Howling Maggie and Nine
Inch Nails) were on break from their regular duties working for Trent Reznor. So they
decided to spend their downtime putting their heads together on a collborative
project: a very unique kind of sound sample collection called ArhythmiA.
Hillebrandt had also just finished work on his Useful
Noise V.2 sound collection and at that time, Sonic Foundry heavily courted the
ArhythmiA project as well, eventually agreeing to distribute it.
Yet by the time the duo finished their
work on what would become a 4-CD set packed full of sweet-sounding yet gritty
drums, textures and drones, Sony had purchased Sonic Foundrys audio assets and so the
release of ArhythmiA was held back. But now its here!
Where Sonics Meet Mastery
The twin volume ArhythmiA sample collection is everything you would expect from such a
blend of sonic mastery and percussive talent: Hillebrandts well-renowned
skill at blending emotion into sound at the subsonic level, combined with Dillons talents as one of the best drummers in the world of rock and roll
today. This isnt any ordinary sample CD. This is the ultimate sonic blessing for your
favorite soft sampler or any loop-based audio app (like Live, Acid, Soundtrack or
Further, between the two volumes, you get four whole CDs full of
dark and dirty rhythmic delights in the form of 24-bit .wav files, Recycle files
(.rx2), and ACID files. Further, theres a special treat on each CD: an ACID
demo file with starter songs created by Dillon and Hillebrandt, combining their
ArhythmiA samples with other loops from the ACID library.
I highly recommend getting both volumes today. This is one sonic collection that you definitely do not want to miss out on. It has all the grit and drone that Reznors ears were born to hear.
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ArhythmiA Volume One
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ArhythmiA Volume Two
Order Jerome Dillons nearLY record
Its finally here: NearLYs debut album reminder is a unique collection of songs that are tied together by various musical and lyrical threads. Baroque strings and acoustic instrumentation are merged with aggressive bombastic drums and bass for a hollow and hauntingly seductive record that takes you on an isolating journey. absolutely gorgeous. Thenitmustbetrue.com. (click here for Audiohead.nets interview/review)
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 20th, 2005
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Hillebrandt On Sound
Hillebrandt designs his droney and atmospheric mood-touching
sounds and soundscapes, he works a lot of his sonic magic inside of the computer. I always need a precision sample editor, so Peak is my main
program, he says. It is always the front end and the back end of my
Peak also has given me some weird sound design processes, says a grinning
Hillebrandt. I have this process called Sound Design Roulette. I will go to
the batch processor in Peak, and Ill set up three or four things for Peak to
batch process, Ill have it convolve and then Ill add gain by 10db, even if it
sounds normalized. Then, Ill just grab a folder of sounds drums, glass
breaking or something drag it on there, then open each sound. Every once in a
while, Ill have a winner!
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