Cybertrash series: Metalstorm Trailer Freebie

Metalstorm is a real life machine gun that fires a million rounds a minute. Stumbling on this video was a shocking to see this actually exists. Therefore for us was perfect for our dystopian storyline and we decided to start our Cybertrash series with it. Cybertrash is our line of freebies. Its random public domain and deep web sound sources we use for sound design and create sample libraries with the same GUI. The idea was also to create a donationware option on the store and donate the proceeds to social services helping out refugees from wartorn countries. Sadly this option fell apart at the last minute for technical reasons. Here are the direct donation portals if you youd like to contribute: For legal refugees and low income assistance https://lafla.org/support/online-donation/ . For refugees volunteer programs charity helping refuees in los angeles: https://www.laworks.com/donate

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What’s up with the weird images?

We got a few interesting comments or complaints about the imagary we use for our prodcuts and marketing. Its understandable, we live in a fast pace social media world where fake news spreads like wild fire becuase poeple do not double check the source and info. Its easier and more gratifying to write our immediate reaction to an image or news story than to go to another app, type the info and try to understand and verify any info. This darker side of social media is where our story thrives.

Because that is our story. Its a dystopain future where our anti hero pulsesetter lives. Its a wild sci fi future thats based on an algamation of many famous and not so famous stories from many movies and books. From Matrix “real World” , Black Mirror to Judge Dredd to Aliens to even current evens we deem of a dystopian nature. We as composers decided to use a “theme” for our marketing… and we went all out and big. since its the type of shows we’d like to score.

We wanted to create our own world and within that world we try to provide that dystopain angle. For example :In real life we had kids… we  decided to record a bunch of baby toys and process them to create some cool cinematic sounds.. we searched online for dystopain baby images or sci fi story lines involving babies and selected the most cool looking and gave tons of them to our designer and he came up with “Epic Babies” where Pulsesetter walks into an underground Invitrio lab cloning babies. Thats the Dystopain story which is relevant to today: Cloning better humans will result in a huge disparity between social classes that leads to war. Also a small story line in Star Trek Deep Space Nine (for the hard scifi fans) . Personally we are very decent human beings 🙂  We would like world peace like anyone else.

So dont feel offended, digusted or outraged by our images. We strive for a cool dystopain  scifi future part of a larger world where one character is trying to do its music thing while avoiding the dystopia.

 

 

 

 

 

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Basic Talent ;)

Recording Euro Zambrano (Stevie Wonder, Celia Cruz, Los Angeles Philarmonic/Gustavo Dudamel etc etc), in Music Mind Tracks in Pasadena CA.

Getting the best filmscore loops from great talent and great gear.

Will be more to come and will provide updates, but we can say we will be recording some interesting Afro-Venezuelan percussion that we are sure will provide some nice addition to any film composers arsenal.

 

 

 

 

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PulseSetter-Sounds and GDPR

 

Our vision of a dystopian future slowly fulfilling itself became more real with the GDPR (European privacy laws) . And with a jealous eye we see how our EU brothers are fighting what seems to be common sense; Do not let evil corporations use or sell our private information in a way we do not like. Humans are not products and we value our privacy.

We at PulseSetter-Sounds have been very clear on our privacy policy and use a common man lingo instead of legalese wording trying to hide something. While reading the GDPR rules we realized its just what we always thought should be common policy. We let people know about our newsletter and that we only use customers emails to send newsletters about upcoming products or important sale events which are easily unsubcribable. We do not hold on to any other info or any way to identify anyone besides their email. We do not hold any customer credit card or passwords. Nor we buy or sell customer lists or any other personal information. We use 3rd party payment processing systems from paypal and stripe so we do not see any credit card or financial info or anyway to use any info to do anything else. Our website is setup (SSL) with the intent to be secure and that we don’t have to deal with anyone’s personal info.

And we do it (and have being doing so since the beginning) for a simple reason; we also buy music related products for our own personal musical projects and we do not want our privacy to be compromised. So we applied that common sense philosophy to our web store.

And to be more transparent: that image is of Freddy and Gmo (owners) waiting in line to see the Conan o’brain show in Burbank CA. Freddy Composes for well known TV series and films and Gmo does music production and sound design who used to work for a MPAA facility dealing with FOX, Disney, Warner, Sony high end tv Shows/films and had to go through yearly FBI background checks for MPAA certification. So we are really not into buying or selling of data or medling into peoples affairs or private info. We only want to make sounds and sell them via this portal/webstore while there is downtime in our music jobs. While we understand that the GDPR rules are meant for big data companies that have a price on our info, we want to re-mention our privacy policy, what happens with your email info and a way for you to knows us better.

 

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