Listed as one of the Top Discs of all time (2/95).
Rarefaction ups the ante with Poke Volume II, unleashing
more than 1,800 unnatural samples including 150 rhythmic loops (with
BPM), 170 ambient textures, 500 percussion sounds and 800 melodic
samples. This CD-ROM contains 16-bit linear mono or stereo AIFF files
samples at 44.1kHz for use in any Macintosh-based digital audio system,
such as bias Deck, Pro Tools or SampleCell. Thrill to the sounds of
rack torture, fake animals, Oakland Jail ambience, interstellar kitchen
noises, throbbing machines and weird gloomster dialog.
Sound designers on this disc are:
charles Maynes: is a sound designer based somewhere. He is now a proud
father, but still finds time to churn out millions of amazing new
sounds on an hourly basis.
D. Saint-Ape: is part human, part intelligent being. He recently traded
in his toaster oven for an old Russian tube amp that gives his samples
their uniquely Slovic tone.
SnowCone: is not a bald English DJ. He recently finished recording
his 10,001st drum sample, and is wondering if perhasps he should try
his hand at something new instead.
Thomas Dimuzio: was trying to stay warm in Boston (out behind the
junkyard) while he worked on many many projects and dreamed of San
Nate: is the (San Francisco) east-bay king of low end funk. He is
probably playing his new 5 string fretless at this very minute.
Bobb: (no, not Jim. No, not the church of), after 'eliminating' the
last of his band members, is currently mutilating vocal samples until
they scream for mercy.
Atau: dopples digits at CCRMA by day, and plays garage surf music
by night. He was last seen chasing small zoo animals and Scrubbing
(TM) the sound out of them.
Joe Niski: is a guitar player living in Portland, Oregon. He recently
chainsawed his vintage stratocaster while in search of that perfect
Gerry Basserman: vows he will never play another NAMM show, well maybe.
He owns some of the coolest hats in the known universe, and you probably
own some of his synth patches.
Dave Nelson: owns and operates Poolside Studios in San Francisco.
If you don't find him mixing film scores or recording Foley artists,
you won't find him.
SMAK!: (the Grand Poobah of the OUT! movement), his ears still ringing
from his pre-Post Industrial machine
deconstructivism, is kept locked in a small room in our garage, where
he toils endlessly under hot and harsh conditions editing sounds.
He IS the granddaddy of the Poke series...