The story

It started as a sound design exploratory session, and it turned out to be quite usable!

Please note that the low and middle ranges are generally softer to the ears and plays more smoothly as a pad. The upper-range (marked in red) falls more into the sound design realm and is easier to use 1 note at a time. This is unfortunately due to the amount of harmonics and overtones hidden in there (which makes it a nightmare to tune…), but also fortunately is the reason why it works well for sound design.

– 3 categories of sounds: Bowed, Decayed and Weird with 2 combinations

– Filter
– Delay
– Reverb
– Adjustable Release


The Stranger


Reviews for Clockworks

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  • Somewhere between horror and painfully beautiful

    Honestly, it's going to be really really hard to not use this Sample Pack in ALL my music. It could be used as a subtle backing instrument to thicken your track, or used as it's own standalone instrument that can make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, or as a beautiful spacial texture to carry your mind away. Regardless of your musical taste, you'd be a damn fool to pass this one up.


    Mr. M-Bag24 June 2023
  • Highly recommend this for incredible results

    This is such a versatile and rich sounding sample pack, I'm blown away by how awesome it is. So many characteristics it's hard not to use this when composing anything horror related.

    My only issue is I'm getting this weird sudden restart of the sample on long sustained notes which might be the sample not being crossfaded resulting in my issue (around c2 and c4 is where it happens)

    Apart from that it's a solid 10/10 for me, I hope you continue to make more!

    Josh Bakaimis30 August 2023
  • Unique and Cool

    Really great sound.

    I love instruments that are strange, atmospheric and organic. Synths are fine but just not what I'm interested in at the moment so it's wonderful to find another tool like the Clockworks patch.

    I appreciate the large pitch range and the different "styles" that are included. I'll probably find the initial Bowed Style most useful for my purposes.

    Kaze05 June 2023
  • Ouch!

    I had a listen just to work out what "Clockworks" was about. I am guessing the instrument is a bowed clock spring? Lots of grunge and texture to be had here.
    Be warned, something quite unpredictable and a bit nasty happens with the "Weird" Style if you are up around C5 and open the modwheel all the way. If you are wearing earphones - keep the volume low or the white/pink noise explosion may give you a bit of a shock ;-)

    Steves-Lens01 June 2023