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CYCLE-CRE8 Review – A Rhythmic Cycling Instrument by Sample Fuel

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CYCLE-CRE8 by Sample Fuel Review

Cycle-CRE8 by Sample Fuel is under review today. It is a virtual library that comes with unheard sounds, movement, and energetic soundscapes, keys and pads that move or cycle. If you are new to Sample Fuel libraries, get yourself hooked with their free products here. There is also a Cycle-Lite (a free instrument that includes over 35 patches) for you to try.

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CYCLE-CRE8 Full Version or Free Version to try out first

We did also review REVOLUTION, PAD MOTION, and HYBRID Bundle all developed by Sample Fuel. Sample Fuel did send a review copy with no strings attached.

Installation

Cycle-CRE8 is hosted in Steinberg’s HALion and requires HALion Sonic SE 3.1.15 FREE, HALion Sonic 3.1.15 or HALion 6.1.15 or higher. There is no USB e-licenser dongle required, it works with soft e-licenser or USB.

Sound

Cycle-CRE8 is all about moving, emotional sound waves that while in motion are always interesting to listen to. There are so many excellent patches included which you can use straight out of the box and have them evolve over time.

Cycle-CRE8 is synth engine based on samples that house 4 different sample layers with over 675 different sample sources each. The engine cycles through each layer in the order in tempo with the host/DAW. When the cycling is disabled, this instrument is capable to create thick and powerful 4 layer pads. The factory library includes over 450 professionally curate program presets.

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CYCLE-CRE8 – CYCLE-CRE8 SYNTH page

The  CYCLE-CRE8 SYNTH page has 4 main sample-based synth oscillators. The engine cycles (in sync) through these 4 layers in order from ONE-FOUR. There are 4 different CYCLE shapes to choose from (RAMP, PULSE, SINE, and SAW). The user can tweak the cycle amount by the CYCLE AMOUNT knob or by the Quick Control labeled CYCLE. There is a CYCLE RATE knob allowing the user to tweak how slow or fast the instrument cycles through the layers. The user can turn the cycling ON or OFF. By turning the cycling OFF, the four layers become a pad, playing back simultaneously.​

CYCLE-CRE8 Features

  • 450 program presets
  • 4 Sample layer cycling synth with 8 de-tunable voices
  • Over 675 Sample Sources
  • Load Program Presets in up to 16 slots that can be used as multi-timbral or layered by assigning patches to the same MIDI Channel
  • Up to 2 layers of Cycle-CRE8 per MIDI channel (bringing a total of 8 different sample layers)
  • A single user interface that provides functionality a user would reach for during composing or performing
  • 18 different insert effects
  • 61 Total effects via the aux channels
  • 8 Quick Control knobs to access the most common parameters for fast adjustments

This rhythmic cycling instrument is extremely versatile and powerful set of complex pads. The quality and perfect sound of the patches makes them usable as main patches in records you can produce for streaming services when used in a film just add a little extra and you are almost there. Perfect for short time jobs like working on the trailer.

User interface & Usability

With the recent launch you get a very clear and easy to use reduced Interface in HALion.

CYCLE CRE8 Main UI
CYCLE-CRE8 Main UI

Rating:  Five out of five stars

Sample Fuel libraries are my personal favorite source for pads, textures, and ambiances. Cycle-CRE8 fits just into the line up of unheard, unique libraries, this time with a lot of attractive movements. CYCLE-CRE8 is an essential addition for any composer who needs to add underscore, pads, and ambiances to their track.

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80% OFF Scoring Pads Bundle by Sample Fuel + $70 Discount Code for Pad Motion Layers

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Scoring Pads Bundle by Sample Fuel Sale

This time limited deal features the Scoring Pads Bundle by Sample Fuel and contains CYCLE CRE8 and Pad Motion 3.0.

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CYCLE – CRE8

CYCLE – CRE8 is a simple and easy to use 4 sample layer instrument that cycles through the layers in a rhythmic fashion. CYCLE-CRE8 is an essential addition for any composer who needs to add underscore, pads, and ambiances to their track. Requires HALion Sonic SE 3.2.20 FREE, HALion Sonic 3.2.20 or HALion 6.2.1 or higher. (Note: HALion Sonic SE 3 requires mac OS 10.11 or Higher/ Windows 7 or higher)

To learn more about this library take a look at StrongMocha’s CYCLE-CRE8 Review.

Cycle-CRE8 is all about moving, emotional sound waves that while in motion are always interesting to listen to. There are so many excellent patches included which you can use straight out of the box and have them evolve over time. Cycle-CRE8 is a synth engine based on samples that house 4 different sample layers with over 675 different sample sources each. The engine cycles through each layer in the order in tempo with the host/DAW. When the cycling is disabled, this instrument is capable to create thick and powerful 4 layer pads. The factory library includes over 450 professionally curate program presets.

Sample Fuel libraries are my personal favorite source for pads, textures, and ambiances. Cycle-CRE8 fits just into the line up of unheard, unique libraries, this time with a lot of attractive movements. CYCLE-CRE8 is an essential addition for any composer who needs to add underscore, pads, and ambiances to their track.

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PAD MOTION

PAD MOTION is Sample Fuel’s most powerful Virtual Instrument to date and takes advantage of all 4 synthesis types (Sample, Grain, Analog Modeled, Wavetable) available in the CRE8 Engine.

Want to learn more about this library take a look at StrongMocha’s PAD MOTION – Cinematic Pads with Movement by SAMPLE FUEL Review

PAD MOTION is based on the CRE8 (also by Sample Fuel) Engine. The library is a Halion Sonic SE sound set. The company has not plan to support Kontakt as what is possible for them to deliver in Halion is not easily possible to create in those other platforms. The producer who is also a professional composer has been using the HALion platform for many years.

PAD MOTION – Cinematic Pads with Movement is outstanding to produce pads that have a unique vibe. You need a complex motion for underscore or in the background of your main track look no further this library creates different moods and textures.

Pad Motion is one of the gems available for composer and as the other libraries from Sample Fuel made me use Halion again. Always try to combine the different features, also start to experiment for example by freezing the motion and hear what happens.

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Pricing and Availability

For just $49.99 (instead of $248), get the Scoring Pads Bundle (Affiliate Link) which contains 2 world-class products by Sample Fuel: CYCLE CRE8 and Pad Motion 3.0!

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Sample Fuel Launches Pad Motion Layers

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Pad Motion Layers

PAD MOTION LAYERS is a branch product of Sample Fuel’s flagship instrument PAD MOTION. Pad Motion Layers utilizes 4 layers of sample synthesis delivering it one of the most unique and capable sample library instruments.  The patches are impressive but simple enough to let you compose with them rather than being limited to the point where you have to compose around them.  Many of the presets live up to the name PAD MOTION LAYERS and have complex motion to create interesting textures and moods. Pad Motion Layers powers the more than 900unique sampled sources available.

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 The  PAD MOTION LAYERS SYNTH section is an overview display of the sample content used in the patch.  The actual display is only showing the first sample used in the loaded patch if that patch utilizes multi-samples.​

This synth page also includes a sample browser/loader that allows you to switch between any of the available 900 possible sample/multi-sample choices that can be used for sound design patch creation. It also features the ability to Drag and Drop your own samples into the engine. There are also many parameters to adjust sample start times, end times, loop points, crossfade loops, etc.

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Each Layer contains its own modulation modules that are preassigned to specific parameters. The user can adjust the amount the modulation modules affect the assigned parameters by the amount slider next to the said parameter.

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The modulations include:

  • User Envelope that can be assigned to a number of destinations.
  • LFO 
  • Step Modulator
  • dedicated GATE to the Volume.

Pricing and Availability

PAD MOTION LAYERS  is available now. Crossgrade Price for Owners of Full Version Pad Motion For owners of Pad Motion the crossgrade price for Pad Motion Layers is 50% OFF the normal price. If you want to upgrade, please contact info@samplefuel.com

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Sample Fuel Releases Pad Motion 3.0 a FREE UPDATE

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Sample Fuel Releases Pad Motion 3.0 a FREE UPDATE

 SAMPLE FUEL announced Pad Motion 3.0 a FREE Update to its most unique and versatile sample library software instrument available immediately.  This is a completely FREE update that includes improvements to the GUI, New User Envelope Presets, over 220 new sampled sources and over 1740 presets now included. 

NEW FEATURES in Pad Motion 3.0 Update 

  • Improved GUI design for the Sample and Grain Layers.
  • Improved GUI design for the Analog Modeled Synth and Wavetable Layers 
  • Over 220 new Sample Sources.
  • Now Over 1740 Program Presets included.
  • New Gate Modulation
  • New “Multiplier and Divider” grid function for the User Envelopes
  • New User Envelope presets
  • Lo Pass Filter and Hi Pass Filter type drop down menus
  • LFO Rate graphics 

 Pad Motion 3.0 update brings many new enhancements, features, and presets. Pad Motion 3.0 brings now more than 900 sample sources, more than 1740 presets. In this update, we wanted to maximize the efficiency and the intuitive workflow of Pad Motion. The analog modeled synth and wavetable synth has been condensed into one layer allowing the user to tweak both synths at once without having to switch layers. In addition, the user can even switch between Sample and Grain freely in one layer 2 instead of having to load a layer-specific to either type of synthesis. With the new enhancements to the modern GUI, the simplification of layer layout and the large amount of new content, Pad Motion 3.0 is more powerful and capable to suit any compositional needs.” said Danny Lux, Owner at SAMPLE FUEL.

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Key Features in Pad Motion 3.0

  • Sample and granular engine with up to 8 de-tunable voices
  • Over 900 sample sources
  • Over 1740 program presets
  • Analog Modeled Synthesizer with a Sub and 8 de-tunable voices.
  • A Wavetable oscillator synth with 8 de-tunable voices. Also includes a Noise
    oscillator.
  • Presets have up to 3 Layers utilizing 4 different kinds of synthesis at once and a
    user can load patches in up to 16 slots that can be used multi-timbral or layered
    by assigning patches to the same MIDI channel.
  • A single user interface that provides all the functionality a user would reach for
    during composing or performing.
  • 18 different insert effects.
    61 Total effects via the aux channels.
  • 8 Quick Control knobs to access the most common parameters for fast
    adjustments.
  • Works with soft elicenser or USB.

Pricing and Availability

This is a completely FREE update that includes improvements to the GUI, New User Envelope Presets, over 220 new sampled sources and over 1740 presets now included available for immediate download. Price: Pad Motion 3.0 is currently listed at the promo price of $99.99 but will normally be $149.99. It is available for immediate download here

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