Epic Fireworks

A percussion kit created from the sounds of explosions and whooshes of fireworks...

The story

Hearing the fireworks going off during Guy Fawkes’ Night gave me the idea of recording them and create a sort of percussion kit with those fireworks recordings.
My Zoom H1n proved once again very useful for accomplishing the task at hand, and I recorded quite a few sounds of explosions, whooshes, etc., holding it out of my studio window to capture the explosive mayhem.
The challenge of producing the final samples was coming to terms with the fast tremolo like characteristic of the explosions, some of the samples feature that, and that could be either very irritating or spark creativity!

Reviews

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  • New and inspirational!

    Very interesting!!! Never thought of the firework library. It can be used for many music I think. Wonderful inspiration and ideas!

    Asuka Amane20 October 2021
  • Not what you really expect to hear

    Provided you didn't watch the video or listened to the demo, this doesn't really sound like fireworks at all. It's more like heavily distorted and overprocessed snare sounds. I personally can't see them fitting in my collection, but you might like them! It's a very awesome addition to see them grouped up in different coloured sections across the keyboard, nice touch!

    Alex Raptakis18 October 2021
  • Possibilities abound

    Not immediate ear candy but loved the way it forces some abstract ideas; bit of envelope tweaking made for an interesting glitchy, saturated snare. Whooshes made me nostalgic for Jai Paul's Jasmine.

    samdefriend16 October 2021
  • Freworks!

    Very interesting!

    Caift15 October 2021