Drone from a Drone

A drone sampled with a Zoom H2N... to create a drone!...

The story

Whenever I flew my Drone I heard its pitch and later found it to be middle C (C3) – cue sample!

To keep the drone stable in flight the four rotors are turning at slightly different speeds giving you this detuning effect, particularly later in the sample as I turn the drone.

I recorded it with a Zoom H2N and it also picked up a passing car later in the sample which you will hear on the high notes. It turned out to be a surprisingly playable instrument once you tame the fizz.

I collaborated with fellow Pianobook member, Darren J Prescott, to produce a YouTube trailer with tongues firmly implanted in cheek!

Hope you enjoy my Drone from a Drone and the Photosynthesis Engine where experimentation is the key!


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

  • A super noisy drone!

    Honestly I will just say that this is basically the sound a drone makes but it's pitched properly and through the Photosynthesis engine you can make it sound like a drone pad. It is very harsh for me though, but I can see it fitting well in a sci-fi environment, but some processing will be required.

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
  • Futuristic Sound

    NIce futuristic sound. The best range to stay in is the low range. Not a bad sound. Just not one I would use everyday. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021