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!

Reviews for Drone from a Drone

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  • So creative

    This is such a creative sound source and the end result is fat, in your face and distorted. For me personally its too angular and digital as i personally am mostly into very chill, warm music but i know a lot of people are into these types of sounds and i think they will really like this one. Its cleverly ironic and a really cool idea. The drone has a really wide range too. I prefer the lows as theyre not so in your face.

    septemberwalk12 November 2021
  • A super noisy drone!

    Honestly I will just say that this is basically the sound a drone makes but it's pitched properly, so you can actually play it. Through the Photosynthesis engine you can make it sound like a very harsh and ominous drone pad that can fit well in a sci-fi environment, but some processing will be required.

    Alex Raptakis28 October 2021
  • A buzzy sort of synth

    This instrument is a buzzy, if slightly noisy sort of sawtooth synth. If you're looking for a slightly trashy synth sound, this is pretty much perfect. Coupled with the deep and well designed Photosynthesis engine, you can tweak to your heart's content!

    Sam EcoffSamplist 04 November 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