Mangling Audio is a free sound library crafted by Poztman, the winner of the first Music Making Contest on 99Sounds. This free collection of one shots and audio loops is a brilliant resource of glitches, noisy sound effects and processed raw data sounds for your music making and sound design experimentation pleasure.
Poztman has used various databending and sound mangling techniques to create a huge variety of gritty one shot samples, noisy audio loops and glitchy sound effects. The samples and loops included in Poztman’s first official sample pack are the result of experimentation with various raw data sources and software tools which have been used and misused in new and exciting ways. Extreme time-stretching, creative convolution and raw data processing are some of the techniques which were used to create this unique sound library.
Crafted for use in music genres like experimental electronica and glitch hop, along with other applications such as futuristic sound design and soundtrack composition, these free sounds are the perfect way to glitch up your latest audio related work and video projects. Check out the demo video below or take a listen to the official audio demo on SoundCloud to hear some of these sounds in action.
Mangling Audio contains over 100 percussive one shots, bass drones and glitched out vocals, as well as a huge selection of almost 200 audio loops and raw sequences. You can read more about the different techniques which were used to create these sounds in the interview with Poztman which has just been published in the Artist Spotlight section on our website.
About The Author
Poztman is a talented music producer and sound designer based in Bruges, Belgium. He ranked #1 in our first ever music making contest with his amazing track Crystalline Chant. Read our interview with Poztman if you’d like to learn more about the sound techniques which were used to create Mangling Audio. You can find more brilliant music made by this talented artist on his official SoundCloud profile.
Mangling Audio contains 547 MB of audio material in 16-bit and 24-bit WAV format. The library also includes a set of instrument patches for Native Instruments Kontakt 5, using a custom GUI script which was kindly provided by Tudor Nastase aka Evoke.
The first NKI patch features all of the one shot samples from the library mapped across the keyboard (seven full octaves of glitch SFX), whereas the three additional patches feature a pair of drum kits and processed vocal sounds. The included patches will work for 15 minutes only in the free Kontakt Player (you will need the full version of the software in order to use the provided patches without any limitation).
For non-Kontakt users, our friend bmovie has provided an additional set of SFZ patches, which can be freely downloaded here. Simply add the provided patches to the Mangling Audio root folder and load them up with a SFZ compatible instrument.