I made the mistake of using the Olafur Arnalds Chamber Waves in a project where my intentions were to stay out of the box as much as possible. We all know how beautiful those samples are, so replacing the samples was a difficult task. I grabbed a student violin and a handmade Native American flute and did my best to match the rise and fall of the Chamber Wave samples as best I could.
My samples have a similar behavior but the tight sound and texture of the instrument is quite different from the Chamber Waves. The magic is in the pitched down samples in the lower registers. I also sampled a long sustain, drone performance. Both dry and echo/reverb versions are included. The samples were recorded with a Neumann KM84 and a pair of Coles 4038’s.
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Just finished up on the music for a binaural audio drama for Audible and used this extensively, fab instrument, such a great way to add detail and weight to your music, creates an emotional atmosphere instantly
My favorite solo textural VI
The texture of both instruments keeps the music alive and beautiful FX… Big thanks Jon, I am a professional string player and I still use this instead of recording myself.
A beautifully put together pad that evokes the mind to traverse far off lands. Great sample John. Love it.
Really quite a lovely sound. The sustained and waves versions work so well together.
Fantastic and inspiring instrument!
Thanks Jon for this amazing download!
It’s been that perfect last missing peice of the Jigsaw Puzzle that was one of my recent compositions.