Columbia 1

Columbia 1

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Columbia 1 is a series of experimental instruments created from objects in, around, and outside the studio. The resulting sound lends itself well to industrial, lo-fi, and musique concréte as the nature of the instruments lend themselves well to warping and manipulation.

The name Columbia comes from the poetic name of the United States. This is a reference to Spitfire’s Albion series of libraries, where Albion is a poetic name for the island of Great Britain.

This is my first venture into sampling after needing a new palette for my second album. At the time of production, I did not want to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of sample libraries only to use two or three presets (likely the same few presets everyone else uses). Additionally, I couldn’t find any library that fit the bill for my needs. The natural conclusion was to begin writing my album and design sounds as I needed. The result was Columbia 1, a tailor-made library providing a dark and gritty selection of instruments for this new album.

The instruments include a selection of metal coffee cans and bowls, sticks, crates and boxes, trash cans, pocket sized synths, a 70’s Sohmer & Co. upright, a Fender Telecaster, and many more.


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Superb stuff

5.0 rating
April 21, 2021

A real nice mixture of sounds. Really well done.

Benjamin McCourt

A Treasure Trove

5.0 rating
April 15, 2021

Just the bass guitar alone is amazing. The percussion kits are so crisp. That piano is sneaky great. It could be a standalone instrument. This really is a full-on toolkit. Chapeau!

darren miffitt

Speechless

5.0 rating
April 11, 2021

This is ridiculous…
So wonderful, so inspiring, so creative.

Jacob Cuva

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Experimental instruments created from objects in, around, and outside the studio

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