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Into the Wild : Introducing Acoustic Ecologies

Into the Wild : Introducing Acoustic Ecologies

by Micah Frank (Puremagnetik Owner and Creative Director) As I've been running Puremagnetik's product line for over 10 years, it has been most grat...
Beatmaker 3 - Powered by the Puremagnetik Arsenal

Beatmaker 3 - Powered by the Puremagnetik Arsenal

One of the most rewarding things about working at Puremagnetik is helping other companies realize their sound libraries. Since our inception in 200...
Algorithmic Sound Design with Tidal Cycles

Algorithmic Sound Design with Tidal Cycles

If you've been keeping updated with Puremagnetik packs over the years you know that we oftentimes venture into the geekier frontiers of sound desi...
Ensoniq ASR-X Pro, modified and ready for production

Ensoniq ASR-X Pro, modified and ready for production

One of the great things about being a sound designer in New York City - you can always find the machine you need for the job. Last week we picked u...
Making Sounds for Liine's Latest iPad App

Making Sounds for Liine's Latest iPad App

We don't only create sounds for our own catalog - much of our work is helping other companies and artists realize their sound libraries, catalogs a...
Puremagnetik's Micah Frank on Art, Music & Technology

Puremagnetik's Micah Frank on Art, Music & Technology

  Darwin Grosse (Cycling74) has just published a lengthy interview with Puremagnetik's Founder and Lead Developer Micah Frank   Micah Frank has be...
Hacking a toy, creating a microphone this past weekend.

Hacking a toy, creating a microphone this past weekend.

We ordered some Cortado contact microphon preamps from Zeppelin Design Labs and put them together this past weekend.

The Cortado is unique in that it has a more pronounced high frequency response due to impedance matching with its built in phantom power supply. 

To test it out we bought a €1 toy at Mauerpark in Berlin and took out the piezo. 

Building Comput0 Beats - A Generative Csound Instrument

Building Comput0 Beats - A Generative Csound Instrument

Prototyping the “Pegasus” generative instrument we're building in Csound. The last build was used to create Puremagnetik’s Comput0 pack which focus...
Building Pegasus - A Csound loop generator

Building Pegasus - A Csound loop generator

 We've spent the past several weeks developing a generative Csound program, that we call “Pegasus”. The original idea was that one can just set a...
Producing a Sound Library for San Andreas

Producing a Sound Library for San Andreas

In 2014, film composer Andrew Lockington contacted me to help harvest sounds for his score for San Andreas - a film that arrives in theaters this ...
Amplified Cactus à la John Cage | Free Ableton Live Pack

Amplified Cactus à la John Cage | Free Ableton Live Pack

In the spirit of John Cage’s amplified cactus work, here’s a Puremagnetik version of an amplified Barrel Cactus. It was set up with a short shotgu...
Hotel Prepared Piano | Free Ableton Live Pack

Hotel Prepared Piano | Free Ableton Live Pack

Continuing with last week’s John Cage theme, here’s a free Ableton Live Pack - Hotel Prepared Piano. Whilst abroad in Israel, I found my hotel roo...