I made the mistake of using the Olafur Arnalds Chamber Waves in a project where my intentions were to stay out of the box as much as possible. We all know how beautiful those samples are, so replacing the samples was a difficult task. I grabbed a student violin and a handmade Native American flute and did my best to match the rise and fall of the Chamber Wave samples as best I could.
My samples have a similar behavior but the tight sound and texture of the instrument is quite different from the Chamber Waves. The magic is in the pitched down samples in the lower registers. I also sampled a long sustain, drone performance. Both dry and echo/reverb versions are included. The samples were recorded with a Neumann KM84 and a pair of Coles 4038’s.
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If im not mistaken this instrument was turned into a spitfire labs instrument, it deserves it too. Its so realistic, the breathiness and vibrato from both the strings and the flute create such an emotional and beautiful texture. Olafur Arnalds Chamber evolutions was the first high end library i bought and i can report that although of course you get alot more articulations and stuff with that library, this is pretty on par with that. Definitely one of the best free strings instruments around, espicially for that soft, icelandic neo classical vibe
A true gift to the community with such a romantic back story. No wonder this became the first ever LABS collaboration. Perfect for neo classical Olafur Arnalds or Nils Frahm style wispy slow moving music. Use for your professional output but also as a nerve calming meditative device!
I would pay some real money for this library...
This is probably one of my favorite Pianobook libraries period. It's so useful and sounds amazing. I own the Spitfire Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions and this library fits right along it's side. This library can add so much emotion and atmosphere to any track.
My Favourite Pianobook Instrument
FluteViolin Sustain FX instrument is my favourite Pianobook sound and probably appears on 50% of my tracks. It evokes such an atmosphere and is a great scene setter/intro instrument.
Does it even need a review?
Simply one of the best instruments on here. Made many of us think who's this Jon Meyer bloke? Truly inspiring