Ring of Doom is a library of all ring modulation synth sounds with a metallic, robotic quality and even a menacing, sci-fi sound.
Ring modulation is a form of amplitude modulation where 2 signals are combined, and the output is both the sum and difference of their frequencies.
The result creates wild sideband frequencies like nothing else.
Ring of Doom uses samples of ring modulated sources and then synthesizes them further with the SampleTank engine and effects for an aggressive-sounding, ultra-modern library of pads, sweeps, bells, leads and basses.
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The hardware synthesizers used in this collection are extensive: Modular Moog, ARP String Ensemble, Mellotron M400S, Prophet VS, PPG Wave, Roland JX-10, Yamaha TX816, and even a Fairlight CMI.
For most of the sounds, we used a Moogerfooger MF-102 Ring Modulator pedal. But to create the most useful samples, we used the CV input on the Moogerfooger to modulate the internal carrier oscillator to track the keyboard.
So it isn’t just amplitude modulation with a fixed carrier frequency; the carrier oscillator actually moves up the keyboard, changing frequency along with the modulator signal. The modulator is the external signal that gets fed into the Moogerfooger, being the hardware synths in this case.
With surreal atmospheres, bells, pads, sweeps, leads and basses, Ring of Doom brings deeply complex and unconventional sounds.
The new SampleTank 4 has been re-designed from the ground up to be every musician’s “go to” workstation for music creation, with a completely new rescalable interface, a massively expanded sample library and a new cutting-edge sound engine with efficient disk streaming, to deliver more powerful music creation tools than you ever imagined. What might usually take dozens of plug-ins can be accomplished right inside SampleTank 4, for lightning-fast workflow that keeps your inspiration going.
Ring of Doom
works inside SampleTank 4 CS, offering you all the features of the new SampleTank 4* engine and over 4 GB of fresh sounds to get started.
*SampleTank 4.1.4 or later is required.
Erik Norlander is an American musician known for his work in the progressive rock genre with extensive touring and recording credits. He was the co-designer of the legendary Alesis Andromeda analog polysynth among many other hardware synths and drum machines. Erik is IK's resident synth guru and the driving force behind award-winning IK products such as Syntronik software and the UNO line of analog synthesizers.
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