Why yes of course I’m interested! I’m always looking for opportunities to try out new things and experiment!
In this post I’ll try to give you a quick overview of the instrument and some insight into the track I wrote for it.
The instruments that were sampled Continue Reading
I have recently been doing the audio for a short film where 2 people meet on a subway train. It tells the story of the initial spark that is the beginning of their relationship.
The audio for the film took on a very interesting role. There is very little dialogue and what little there is got intentionally covered up by the sound design. We are only supposed to catch snippets of their conversation as if we’re listening in from a bit of a distance. The music was supposed to be very sound design-y. Not traditionally scored. I wanted to build all of the musical elements out of location sounds that I recorded from the TTC subway.
This piece of music is one of my experiments in the process. I thought to keep it Continue Reading
I know it seems like I only do reviews for SOUNDIRON, but the fact is, they just put out such unique & inspiring instruments that I just can’t help it. I use their instruments probably more than any other. I sit down, open up Logic, open up Kontakt and then immediately browse the SOUNDIRON folder. There is always something there to inspire.
I really love the approach that SOUNDIRON takes to instrument sampling. Very unique and conceptual. Previously I reviewed an instrument of theirs: Imbibaphones, which is based entirely on wine glasses and champagne flutes. These objects have actually been used as musical instruments over the years, but I’m not sure if the subject of Luminabells have.
Simple everyday objects that, as you will see, possess remarkably Continue Reading
This is the Sand Drum instrument by 8DIO. The particular instrument that has been sampled is a medium sized enclosed drum approximately 1 1/4″ in thickness. The thing that makes it unique and interesting is that it is filled with tiny silver metal beads that produces a nice swishing sound depending on how it’s played.
There are a total of 14 patches, 6 of them being ‘wet’ patches with an an extra control for a convolution reverb(more on that later).
For the ‘dry’ patches there are 5 different articulations. The head struck with a hotrod & mallet, the side struck with a mallet & stick and the drum struck with the beads rattling out. Continue Reading