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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