Bowed Lovechild

A pad-like effect created from a bowed Dan Electro Longhorn bass and a Balinese Gamelan gong.

The story

Here is another musical lovechild. This one was the result of bowing my electric Dan Electro Longhorn bass and a Balinese Gamelan gong. I did separate instruments at first, but thought they complimented themselves well together. The bass was recorded via D.I. and amp. The gong was recorded with a AKG 414 through an Avalon Pre. After, it was processed in the box with some filtering and U.A.’s Eventide H3000.

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  • Cinematic, nice and pad collection

    Excellent quality. I could not imagine the sound from the title, but I found this another beautiful introduction of cinematic pad sounds. Very talented!

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • Epic and immersive soundscapes.

    Another winner from JM. The metallic edginess of the bowed gong combined with the rich bass tones of the guitar make for an incredibly atmospheric, harmonically rich, complex and evolving sound which evokes other-worldly landscapes. Gorgeous. In use you might need to add some dynamic eq to tame the resonances that sometimes build up. Apart from that, perfect.

    Mark Lord03 December 2021
  • Evolving pad

    This library offers up an evolving pad which is string like, but seems to have metallic overtones. It's especially nice in the lower range, where it seems to evolve and deepen with time. This sound is so useful that I can see it working in a huge variety of musical contexts. Excellent, inspiring work from Joshua as usual!

    Sam Ecoff03 November 2021
  • Ambient Goodness

    This is an awesome ambient guitar type pad which would sound so great both accompanied by real guitar and also could be used in many other contexts. It sounds kind of like a synth but also has an organic quality. There is no controllable GUI but i really like the Picture added. It does get a bit resonant sometimes but thats where a bit of eq comes in. Joshua is one of my favorite sample makers on here and he continues to impress

    septemberwalk13 November 2021
  • Deep metallic sound

    Perfect for sci-fi ambiance. This bowed bass gives you a nice metallic and majestic sound that will perfectly suitable for a scene of tension in a sci-fi movie, or for a wide shot on an immensity as proposed by Dune.

    Oathr12 October 2021
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