Apartment Sounds

Pads made from sounds found around an appartment...

The story

This is a collection of pads made from sounds I gathered for a first time sampling attempt.

I grabbed the keyboard duster, a bowl, a crappy learner guitar, some paper, I even tried to sing too (recorded with my SM57) and mixed them together with a bunch of reverb/panning etc

Bowls are really cool, have a dissonant harmonic or overtone or something. I made a second set of pads with the bowl sound that tames that dissonance a little bit. Seems to free up room for more musical playing (more dissonant chords and such), but the original one is also good.

All are mostly pad-like, but some have some quick attack that are little punchy.

Samples with texture have cc11 control for envelope. All have cc1 control for volume.


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

  • Good effort for a first sampling attempt, but hopefully lots to learn from.

    The samples in a lot of the patches are quite noisy where the room tone has really been captured in the recording process, while this works to an extent, this unfortunately builds up when playing back. Other small issues include volume being turned either all the way up or all the way down when loading in some patches. However there's some nice sounds here and a tonne of content. Hopefully in the future as your sampling journey continues, the issues that are in this library will be a thing of the past. Keep going!

    R.Treves18 October 2021
  • Very textured but very noisy as well

    This is very noisy and heavily textured instrument pack. You can't control the texture, which is kind of nice, but there are some textureless patches instead, though they suffer from great noise too. They also seem to be slightly panned left more than right. There is also a complete lack of GUI and controls. The problem though comes with the preset volume - sometimes it's set to zero, sometimes it's set to max. Sometimes its bound to the modwheel, and sometimes it is not. In general this needs a lot of work to be considered usable in my opinion.

    Alex Raptakis18 October 2021
  • Feels like it's still in beta...

    I see a promising future for this library as the sounds are definitely unique and nicely processed, but the whole layout still feels stuck in a beta testing version. Almost all of the articulations are in separate instrument files that makes switching between them an arduous process and there's no GUI to speak of. Organizing the sounds into a couple of instruments with GUI based controls built-in would really help this library become more usable. Make no mistake that there are some good sounds to be heard, but the poor layout is what's really holding this instrument back at the moment.

    christopher14 October 2021
  • Lovely atmospheres

    Some I can use in here, very complex and evocative. Word of caution or I'm a doughnut. The default volume for Screechpad_thin and TonePad_thin is set to zero. Not sure if intentional.

  • Atmospheric Lofi Noir Pads

    Cool collection of pads which would be great for anything from atmospheric lofi music to a mysterious "noir" style track. A little bit of noise in the samples but could work to merit in some situations. There's no gui which limits the versatility of the library but it still sound good out of the box.

    Kalaish Stanley13 October 2021