Isolation Collaboration

Isolation Collaboration


On 31st March 2020, I challenged the Pianobook community to submit a note or sample, be it a household object, voice or instrument, to the hashtag #dkisolationcollaboration. I hoped for a couple of entries. Within a few days, there were 200 submissions! This library is the result of that effort.

This is the total combined instrument. There are two dynamic layers and two round robins per sample – each lasting 28 seconds! This library is intended to inspire and, due to its super long samples, chords have many minutes of unravelling notes and noises before repeating in the same way – something I find to be quite inspiring!

The sounds culminate in four sound worlds: Soft Burbles, Short Pulses, Weightless Atmospheres and Rough Edges. These sound worlds can be blended using the Exp knob (MIDI learned to CC1) and volume can be adjusted simultaneously using the Vol knob (MIDI learned to CC11).

For those of you creating your own versions, the samples have been designed to fade easily so no specific loop settings will be necessary to get your instruments up and running. In my version, I have stretched each sample down by 1 octave from the root note. If you do decide to make alternative versions, please do share them with me or via the Pianobook site for others to enjoy too!

I hope you love this library as much as I have enjoyed creating it! For more information, check out my walkthrough in the YouTube video below.



Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!

Beautiful atmospheric instrument

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May 21, 2020

This is a simple and beautiful gem. It’s a very inspiring patch and it is summarised in such a simple easy way that it hides the huge work that was put behind it. In simplicity lies beauty and again Dan you did a wonderful job!



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April 28, 2020

Fantastic idea, great collaborations by Pianobook community and tremendous masterful sampling efforts by Dan to achieve such a great library!
Thanks a lot Dan and all collaborators

Hootan Farzadpour

Nice Stuff!

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April 24, 2020

Just what I was looking for Dan!

Gregory Ives

this is some serious gourmet s**t!

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April 23, 2020

Very intersting evolution…
Just do it!



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April 22, 2020

I was searching for a pad like this…and found it HERE!
Thank You!

Greg Middaugh


A Pianobook collaboration with hundreds of household object sampled by the community and combined to create a virtual instrument.

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