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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A must have
Love the sound of this. Simple no frills, just a great thing to play and create with.
The incredible sound of this instrument more than makes up for the lack of a GUI on any of the patches. However I do think this instrument does deserves a proper GUI, it is the only thing stopping me from giving 5 stars across the board. I'm blown away by the detail in the sound especially in the upper register and the Waves FX patch is an absolute revelation! Bravo!
Spacious Emotional Waves & Textures
A beautiful sounding & very playable instrument with four different patches including two with Jon's own processing. No reverb needed but the addition of the fairly dry waves patch means you can add all your own delays and reverbs. A joy to play.
One of the best on Piano Book!
This library is so well created and is so instantly usable and inspiring. It's really a must-have, regardless of the style of music you create. It would fit nicely into just about any production.
Slow and soft combination of pad
What a gorgeous combination of instruments! Favorite two combination : The sound is very calm, soft and ambient. It has such a slow attack so probably it would have been better if ADSR was controllable or sorry, no GUI appeared but wonder if it was an error..
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
I absolutely adore this instrument. I wish this could be a 5 star rating but the lack of GUI will bring it down. Not that it needs it though. Inside you will find 4 patches - which could be organized in one folder instead of 4... but every one of them is lovely and surves its purpose well. I like both the sustains and the waves, but I am sure I will end up using more of the sustains along with the FX patches. Well done!
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.
Absolutely amazing sound
It's a must have if you want to do calm and ambiant music. The sound quality is awesome, the mix between the violin and the flute bring a nice airy feeling. The instrument is sufficient on its own, you can write a beautiful peace of music without adding any effect maybe a reverb or instrument.
A little nugget of gold
I truly love this sample pack. It is full of character and has inspired and helped me write 2 pieces.
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.
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!