Wild Cylinders

Wild Cylinders


WILD CYLINDERS is a library created by Kirsten Evans, for Swedish composer Jon Ekstrand. Together we designed the GUI and decided on which effects would be great to use to manipulate the sounds of the instrument!

This textural library allows the user to blend the sound of whirling tubes together to form a pulsing pad. Each of the four tubes that were recorded, vary in length and diameter. Different pitches from the natural harmonic series of the tubes project at different speeds, and so the faster the tube is spun the higher the sounding harmonic is in the overtone series.

The tubes recorded for this library were salvaged from the rubble that was formed after Jon had his studio remodelled. The sound of these paint covered tubes has been left untouched to preserve the organic nature of these make-shift instruments.

Descriptions for each of the controls can be found in the help section of the Kontakt window.


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Inventive and original!

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March 30, 2020

Very specific, sounds like nothing else. Super well made and captured.

Rebekka Karijord


Textural pad created from spinning tubes run through various customizable effects.

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