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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I love it

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March 7, 2021

Ehat a beautiful texture ist is. Heart warming. Thank you for this

Steven Stevensen


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December 29, 2020

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

Oliver Vibrans

My favorite solo textural VI

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December 14, 2020

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.

Ivan Fomin


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November 2, 2020

A beautifully put together pad that evokes the mind to traverse far off lands. Great sample John. Love it.

steve wilson

SImply Beautiful.

5.0 rating
October 4, 2020

Really quite a lovely sound. The sustained and waves versions work so well together.

Jolyon Myers


Flute and violin sampled in the style of Olafur’s Chamber Waves.

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