ADM EXOTIC is a collection of Instrument Racks from the “Mallet” and “Exotic” categories, offered by Brian Funk as AfroDJMac over the years. It includes 75 Exotic and 41 Mallet instruments, exemplary for when you want to explore the world and delve into some mysteriously alluring cultural vibes, grounded in an earthy spirit. If you’re interested in stepping outside of typical pop/EDM tonalities, this pack will provide you with a sweet variety of instrumental textures to discover.
MALLETS are a form of melodic percussion instruments, generally consisting of tuned bars or bells made of various materials, struck with (as you would imagine) mallets. Some examples include Agogo, Chimes, Gamelan, Vibraphone, and Windchimes. Mallet instrument notes usually have a very strong initial transient attack which decays individually.
The EXOTIC category includes melodic instruments which are difficult to pigeonhole into standard sound types. Their disposition ranges from organic and earthy to outlandishly alien, sometimes venturing into the the otherworldly realms of parallel dimensions. Exotic instruments are often comprised of multiple symbiotic timbres which meld together to form an intriguing admixture.
The EXOTIC pack takes these sounds, crafted from a wide variety of sources and originating from various packs, into a cohesive collection, presenting the instruments for the first time in a self-installing Ableton Live Pack. All instruments have been updated with fresh gain-staging so that hot-swapping between them always results in consistent levels. Once you install the pack, the Instrument Rack presets will be easily accessible from the Sounds category in your Live browser, neatly organized for you to jump right in and start making music. Hot-swapping between the instruments of the pack is super easy, as well as between instruments from other Ableton Live packs you have installed, or from your User Library. Sample management is taken care of for you, so you don’t even have to think about it.
ADM EXOTIC contains sounds and instruments carefully and lovingly crafted by Brian Funk, an experienced Ableton Certified Trainer and curious sound designer. Each instrument was built to satisfy his own personal needs and desires in musical instrument design. ADM EXOTIC was curated and organized by Animus Invidious of PerforModule for Isotonik Studios.