Bottle Blow Pads

An otherworldly sound created from blowing over bottles....

The story

Using a Sony m10 I recorded my children blowing over the tops of their drink bottles, one afternoon during lockdown here in New Zealand.
This instrument is inspired by the sounds from the 60’s/70’s episodes of Dr. Who.
The otherworldly alien sounds that came out of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and terrified a generation of children across the world.


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  • It can do more than you think!

    It's not only a fantastically sampled bottle blow pad - it can also create some swarm sounds with the included options, which I really enjoyed playing around with! The only problem that I found is that while there is a knob with the label "MW Vel" - which I assume means ModWheel Velocity - it does not work at all, it's not attached to the modwheel and it basically does nothing. You won't be able to do much with the wetness of the sound as well, but I guess that's the purpose of this instrument anyway. Very good overall!

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
  • Soundscape, Ambience, Vibes

    Great sound for creating a unique soundscape. Use it to score the next fantasy planet or an interesting character. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021