The story

This sampler aims to recreate the inner monologue mountains that can occur during stressful times.
Taking babbling, or incessant chatter, as a focus, it seemed appropriate to use Chapter 3 of Ulysses by James Joyce as base material.
The first paragraph of the chapter was read and recorded in a whisper, normal speaking voice, and shout. This was split up and mapped to the keys, enabling the user to put together the story in any way they liked.
To add to the disorienting confusion of a stressed inner monologue, my friend Alex kindly provided German versions of the whisper, speaking voice, and shout.
The bottom line of sliders include extra bits cut from the recordings, a granulated version of the English normal speaking voice, and slightly manic laughter, also captured during recording.

The GUI was created using photoshop and hand drawings, and aims to visually represent the aural chaos that can be created with the sampler.




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  • Fantastic - and so unusual

    This could be used to create a background mood in so many settings (some a little more spooky than others!) - what a fantastic idea!

    wildgoose789Samplist 07 March 2023
  • Great!!

    Wonderful voices, great textes. I have something like this selfmade in Samplr, but Decent Sampler behaves different. Thank you for your work!

    Rolf Schorfheide21 March 2023
  • Unique

    This is unique and beautiful sample library well recorded and i like the GUI design.
    Nice work

    George YazbekSamplist 23 March 2023
  • the anxiety instrument

    Really a creative idea, and well executed. i just love it, its very intuitive and out of a few seconds of playing with it, i was already inspired. Thank you, i can now score my panic attacks in real time lol

    august08 March 2023
  • Excellent sound design tool.

    This is excellent tool for sound design to picture. You can easily create crowd ambience that starts off like a party, then BAM awkward... and the group talks in hushed whisper. Many times I wished I had a tool like this to save time. Thanks!

    Michael Coyle08 March 2023
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