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Limited Edition Helix "CandleCat" T-shirt
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Recently, Mari and I did an online streaming Helix show as part of the Terminus: Isolation online festival. During the set, our cat Norman was seated in the back by a group of candles and captured everyones hearts - they dubbed him "CandleCat". So, in honor of Norman's newfound fame, we're doing a strictly limited run of CandleCat shirts. Pre-orders will only be open for a week, so if you want one, don't wait. We won't be reprinting these!

PREORDERS ARE CLOSED! THANKS FOR YOUR ORDERS!

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Waveformless Sample Collection (Pay What You Want)
  • Waveformless Sample Collection (Pay What You Want)
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Many moons ago, I used to write a blog for Electronic musicians called Waveformless. One of the more popular features there was something called Free Sample Friday, where every Friday I'd upload a bunch of free samples fitting a specific theme for other musicians to use freely. It might be anything from a multisampled synth sound to lofi drum sounds to field recordings of a Glasgow elevator.

These samples haven't been available online for a long time, so I thought the current pandemic having everyone stuck inside would be a good time to make them available here. And in the spirit of the original, they are yours to use free. I've made these pay what you want, so you can throw me some ducats if you wish, but you don't need to pay a thing.

Most samples are 24-bit, but Ive also included some older samples I never uploaded that are in 16-bit. I've only included the samples that I personally made and not the guest submissions, and there are a handful that were on the website that I don't have here, but it's mostly the complete collection plus a bunch of bonus material. About 750MB unzipped.

Included folders: Chords and Hits (Ambient chords, Tech Hits), Drums (Snares sculpted in Alchemy, Analog Snares, Bit-reduced drums, Detergent container drums, Distorted Claps, Electronic Drum Sounds on Tape, Synth Drums from Microtonic, Phat 909 Kicks, Pre-processed drums, Reaktor Drums, Yamaha CS1x Drums), Field Recordings, FX, and Foley (Birds in Leipzig, Cars in the rain, Police scanner chatter, The wind in Reno, High tension wires, and lots more), Multi-sampled hardware synths (Access Virus, ARP Odyssey, Arturia Minibrute, Cheetah MS-6, Creamware Prodyssey, DSI Mopho, Ensoniq SQ-80, Roland Juno 60, Roland Jupiter 8, a Kawasaki toy keyboard, Korg Poly Six, Oberheim Matrix 6, Roland SH-101 w. Novamod), Sequential Circuits Pro One, Waldorf Microwave, Yamaha DX7 and TX81Z), Percussion (bottles, DIVA percussion, metal hits, etc.), and Software synths (DIVA, FM8, Sculpture, Strobe, Massive, Dune, etc.) About 1,400 samples in all.

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Helix Deluxe Pack
  • Helix Deluxe Pack

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The perfect Helix starter pack for the fan that wants it all! Includes a Helix t-shirt in your choice of size, a copy of the Helix "Twin" CD, and a Helix vinyl sticker. Save $6 over if you bought the items individually!

SIZE L, XL, and 2XL available

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Helix- "Twin" CD
  • Helix- "Twin" CD
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Musician Tom Shear [Assemblage 23, Nerve Filter, Surveillance] and vocalist Mari Kattman [Day Twelve, Mari and the Ghost, Mari Kattman] are no strangers to collaboration, having worked together several times over the past five years. So it seemed to be a natural conclusion that the duo embark on a project all their own. The result is Helix – a genre-defying sonic tapestry mixing electronics and organic elements with Kattman’s haunting vocal harmonies. Elements of trip-hop, dub, dream pop, synth-pop, and lofi combine into a mélange of seductive beats, found sounds, eerie textures, and distant melodies cutting through the fog like a distant lighthouse. Beats for sleepwalkers and insomniacs. Cinema for your ears at 2 AM.

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Assemblage 23 - Endure [Regular Edition]
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Introducing the 8th studio album from Assemblage 23, "Endure". The regular edition features 10 tracks of punchy, dynamic tracks destined for dance floors. With everything from the kinetic EBM of "Salt the Earth" to the emotional synth-pop of "Call the Dawn", there's something for every fan of haunting melodies, driving rhythms, and somber vocals. 

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Assemblage 23 "Failure" CD
  • Assemblage 23 "Failure" CD
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Assemblage 23's sophomore release featured a more polished, club-oriented sound and is considered a classic of the genre by many fans. An extremely emotionally-charged album exploring themes of loss and re-gathering the pieces of a shattered life. Includes the hits "Disappoint", "Naked", "I am the Rain";.

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Assemblage 23 "Defiance" CD
  • Assemblage 23 "Defiance" CD
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Assemblage 23's third album further refined the infectious sound the band had become known for combining thunderous dance tracks with moments of quiet introspection. Includes the hits "Opened", "Drive"", Document".

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Assemblage 23 "Storm" CD
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Often cited as a fan favorite, "Storm" takes the accessible sound of Assemblage 23 to new levels of complexity and depth. 10 tracks brimming with energy and aimed squarely at the dance floor. Includes the hits "Let the Wind Erase Me", "Ground", and the chilling "30k ft".

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Assemblage 23 "Meta" CD
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"Meta" represents a further evolution of Assemblage 23's unmistakable style finding the band experimenting with different influences and vocal techniques. The darker tone of the album is matched with a more philosophical and political tone to the literate, though-provoking lyrics the band is known for. Includes the hits "Binary", "Damaged", "Madman's Dream".

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Assemblage 23 "Compass" CD
  • Assemblage 23 "Compass" CD
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Assemblage 23's sixth album sees a startling transformation as the band introduces new influences such as electrohouse and post-punk into the blend of EBM and edgy synth-pop fans have come to know well. Featuring some of the best vocals and lyrics the band has done so far, Compass is sure to be a hit with fans as well as those who are just discovering the band. Includes the hits "Spark", "Smoke", and "The Cruelest Year".

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Assemblage 23 "Bruise" CD
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Assemblage 23's latest album, "Bruise"; shows the band sounding refreshed with an increased emphasis on melodies. An extremely varied release with influences from synth-pop, EBM, post-punk, and electronic dance music. Features the tracks &";The Last Mistake", "The Noise Inside My Head", and "Other Side of the Wall".

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Assemblage 23 "Early Rare and Unreleased Vol. 2" CD
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After the phenomenal success of the first volume, fans clamored for more, so in early 2009, 23db Records unleashed a second volume of early tracks spanning the time period from 1988 to 1998. An essential purchase for any fan curious to hear the origins of Assemblage 23. Includes extensive liner notes detailing the stories behind the songs.

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Synth Sounds by Assemblage 23's Tom Shear for Spectrasonics' Omnisphere
  • Synth Sounds by Assemblage 23's Tom Shear for Spectrasonics' Omnisphere
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Waveformless Soundware is proud to announce our third product: Encompass for Spectrasonics Omnisphere. True to its name, Encompass covers a wide range of sonic territory from convincing vintage and eighties synths, to punchy synth basses, to cinematic pads, to warped textures, to pulsing gates, to soaring arps, and even electronic drums. A common complaint we hear about the presets that ship with Omnisphere is that a lot of them sound amazing, but are hard to actually use in a full arrangement. Encompass was programmed with this in mind, aiming to provide sounds you'll actually want to use in your songs. And speaking of programming, the mod wheel modulates something on every patch allowing you to transform the sounds as you play. 128 sounds in all again available for the amazing price of only $9.99!

In the demos below, everything you hear is coming from Waveformless Omnisphere Encompass, even the drums. All effects are coming from Omnisphere with only some mastering effects on the full mix.

Please note that you must own a copy of Omnisphere t make use of these sounds.

https://soundcloud.com/waveformless/sets/waveformless-soundware-1

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DIGITAL 23db RECORDS RELEASES
23db Records is the indie record label run by Assemblage 23's Tom Shear

Early, Rare, and Unreleased [1988-1998] Volume One

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The first in a two-part series that compiles tracks from before Assemblage 23's debut album in the period from 1988-1996. A great peak at the very early sound of the band.

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Early, Rare, and Unreleased [1988-1998] Volume Two

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The second volume of tracks collected from the ten years preceding Assemblage 23's first album. A rare look at the infancy of a band before the world knew them.

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Oceania

Surveillance

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The debut album of this new Assemblage 23 side project. Features a darker, harder, more EBM-focused sound with themes of dystopian futures and dischord.

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Oceania Remixed

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The companion remix album to the Assemblage 23 side project Surveillance's debut album. Contains remixes by artists like Velvet Acid Christ, Aesthetic Perfcection, and Rotersand.

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