The story

I used some samples from Air Piano ( and I processed them with various plugins and techniques.

Convolution with weird impulse responses, distortions and tape simulators, reverbs and echoes with high feedback, granular processing, etc.

The result is a quite dark collection of pads and drones, nice for background and ambient duties but also to be layered with more bright, foreground instruments.


Reviews for Air Textures

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  • Whoah! A Whole Lot of Pads and keys!

    There are so many great pads and keys in this collection. It's massive! All are well recorded, immaculately edited within Kontakt, and immediately playable. I love how Francensco used sounds from another library to create something new, inspirational, and stunning! The inclusion of multis here is really great. Some of them utilize simple techniques like layering three of the same sound and detuning them slightly and/or panning them, while others layer multiple sounds. None of it is earth shattering, but genius is often found in simplicity. Plan to spend some time with this library. It's a worthy investment, and there's so much to hear here. I spent over an hour playing these sounds, and while I heard them all, I get the impression that I've only just scratched the surface and that these are sounds which I'm going to return to over and over for years to come. This is a great library!!

    Sam EcoffSamplist 30 October 2021
  • Personal Pianobook Favorite

    There are sounds in this library that I have used and continue to use because they have something in them texturally that I haven't been able to find in exactly the same way from any other sound source.

    I find these samples provide a lot of inspiration and excellent textural starting points for further sound manipulation and layering with my own original non-sampled performed sounds. A little equalization and coloration can go a long way in turning these samples into something else that is very useful.

    For me, a great sample is one that can be made into something of my own. Not all samples can do that. This set of samples are among the best on pianobook for personal artistic development.

    Thank you Francesco Silvestri

    Bob Guido01 January 2022
  • A lot of textured ambient pads!

    With the characteristic sound of a piano pad, this 0,9GB bundle has a lot of beautifully made patches for you to play around and lose yourself. And when I say a lot, I mean A LOT. 70 PATCHES to be exact, and 30 out of thouse are multis. There is no GUI that comes with these, but I can't have any complains. My favs got to be the reversed tapes! - though to be honest I didn't have the time to sit and listen to all of those... Pardon!

    Alex Raptakis28 October 2021
  • Awesome Ambient Sci Fi

    This is awesome and there's so many presets to choose from. This instrument has a really awesome and inspiring sound that would be really great for dreamy ambient stuff, sci fi, or subtly layering in many other styles. I look forward to using this soon. Theres a lot of nice interesting modulation going on as well. No GUI but i dont really care about that.

    septemberwalk24 October 2021