Ice Choir

The sound of a frozen Scottish Loch....

The story

In what has proven to be a diversion (understatement) I discovered a phenomenon whereby lakes (or in this case a Scottish loch) have an inherent pitch when they become iced over. If snow rests on the top this pitch disappears. But what is most mysterious is that the pitch tends to change depending on temperature.

Here’s a video about how I made the library:

…and here’s the video about my original discovery:

Reviews

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  • Amazing!!! Your choice of nature sound

    There are many choices available, I especially like the one with birds. Lots of nature feeling, it brings a wild character instantly and this is a must have library!

    Asuka Amane22 October 2021
  • Chillingly good

    Having downloaded versions 2 and 5 purely to see the difference, this has become a really nice library. Great sound in a 'straight out of the box' package. It would be nice for more control over the sound itself. But nevertheless its an awesome group of patches.

    R.Treves18 October 2021
  • Chilled

    Ice cold pads and choirs. Cool

    Jim Sanger18 October 2021
  • Chilly feels!

    In the latest version -v5- there are 5 patches in total and three of those are the "choir" ones. The choir itself has a lot of character and lots of dynamics which can be controlled only by the modwheel, since there is a lack of GUI. Because of that. The lack of ADSR controls leaves you with what you have by default. The other two are different - think about a different kind of woodblock with tons of reverb. Very cool, much wow!

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
  • Who doesn't love a rock on ice

    I actually find myself using the sound of the rock hitting the ice more than the choir pads but that's more because I really enjoy the rock on ice sound than anything else. It's useful as a marker or, in the right places, in lieu of a hit and can work in a spacey/sci-fi sort of way.

    Just Bob17 October 2021
  • I swear this makes my keyboard colder

    Great textural sounds with a very cool, no pun intended, story. Fun for high spooky layers or even soft pads. Almost has a sul pont. vibe. A good layer when wanting to give something a more airy feeling.

    Forrest Love15 October 2021
  • The High Lonesome sound

    Nice ambient landscapes, after watching the video on this I often thought of it and how creative an endeavor it was. I Can't wait to run bits of it in reverse, along with shorting dropouts, undulating pitch shifted bits of itself swirling around the other kids in the pool. So many possibilities! Thanks Christian!

    DrWhite13 October 2021
  • Heavenly Sound

    If you are looking for a heavenly pad sound, look no further. This would be perfect! Very inspiring with some character, this sound could work well layered with strings or piano. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021
  • Extremely 'cool' sounds

    Distinctively different! Loads to choose from so really inspiring for the right soundtrack.

    Boag110 October 2021