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Yair Elazar Glotman — Speculative Memories

Awe-inspiring atmospheres — transformed through spatial technology

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  • Awe-inspiring atmospheres — transformed through spatial technology

    Create instant suspense, tension and atmosphere with these cutting-edge cinematic textures — from the heart and mind of Berlin-based composer and experimental sound artist Yair Elazar Glotman. 

    From beautifully haunting, evolving drones with visceral undertones to ambient swells and earth-shattering atmospheres, this all-in-one toolkit of multi-layered electroacoustic textures have been created from a selection of extended techniques performed on double bass, vocals, guitar, as well as modular synths sounds, custom tape loops and more — developed into visceral abstract environments through sophisticated granular processing and layering techniques. Travel to new sonic dimensions with the plugin’s radically transformative processed signals — from tape FX to our cavernous spatial signal, created at the legendary MONOM Studio at Funkhaus, Berlin – while our in-built controls and effects offer even further opportunity for sonic exploration.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    Compatible with NKS

    Strings, vocals and synths

    Dedicated plugin

    Listen to Yair Elazar Glotman — Speculative Memories

    Working with tape and expansive reamping processes extends and enriches the original recordings — presenting each sound or 'memory' in a new way, to create limitless sonic possibilities.

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    What's included

    Vocals - Sara Fors (9)

    Unique processed vocal textures
    • Close Mouth
    • Formant Shift
    • Granular Clouds
    • Morse Clouds
    • Slow Bends
    • Slow Pulses
    • Waves
    • Whisper Tone
    • Textural


    Guitar - Mats Erlandsson (2)

    Bow drones and plucked octave swarms
    • Bow Drones
    • Octave Swarms


    Modular Synthesiser (11)

    Processed sounds created from the Buchla 200
    • Acceleration
    • Dynamics Voltage
    • Resonance Bite
    • Voltage Drops
    • Eraserhead
    • Distant and Broken
    • Rolling Texture
    • Mayhem Pad
    • Warm Swell
    • Distorted Waves
    • Full Osc


    Textures (12)

    Eerie synth textures created by feeding sounds through tape machines
    • Brass Resonance Trails
    • Tape in Space
    • Contrabass Distorted Gate
    • Piano Granular Drops
    • Tape Harmonics
    • Contrabass 5th Waves
    • Voice Memory
    • Piano Tape Swarm
    • WW Waves
    • Tone Memory
    • Dirty Organ
    • Swells


    Double Bass (7)

    Experimental double bass techniques, from distorted swells to harmonic stabs
    • Distorted Swell
    • Harmonics Organ
    • Lost Harmonics
    • Spiccato Mayhem
    • Trill Tube Waves
    • Harmonic Stabs
    • Resonance Decay


    Controls (8)

    • Expression - Adjust the level of the technique
    • Dynamics - Move between a dry signal and a tape FX signal
    • Re-amp - Move between the current signal set by the Dynamics fader and a spatial signal recorded at MONOM
    • Random start — Move the sample start to a random point within the sample. Higher values increase the range of randomness. Useful for delving deeper into long samples or adding variation to repeated notes.
    • Attack
    • Release 
    • Reverb — Select alternative reverb types in the reverb selection box, choosing between a bespoke collection of 7 impulse responses, ranging from short studios and rooms to long, cavernous churches and halls
    • Delay 

    FAQs

    How do I add this library into Kontakt?

    You don’t! Speculative Memories is a dedicated, free to use plugin available as VST2, VST3, AAX and AU, so it can be used directly in your favourite DAW.

    What software will I need to install?

    You will only need the Spitfire Audio App which you can download here.

    What software will I need to run this library?

    We provide a VST2, VST3, AAX and an AU, so as long as your chosen DAW supports one of those plugin formats, you’re good to go.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.13 to OS 12

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz i7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    64-bit DAW Required (32 bit DAWs not supported)


    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows 11, 64-bit only

    Intel Core i7 6th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7

    32-bit is not supported


    File size

    9.8 GB disk space required during install


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