Freshwater Bay

Instrument made from waves crashing against a sea wall...

The story

On a stormy day during lockdown i took my trusty Tascam DR-40X for a trip to the beach to record the sounds of the waves crashing against the sea wall.

The plan being to create an interesting white noise type instrument to sit behind pianos, strings or possibly drums. The resulting recording was mangled and and played with some plugs ins and the outcome i think is a quite unsettling bed of an instrument.

For added unease i have combined the sound of the sea with a sample which is around 10 years old. That of an broken moss covered piano that was part of a now abandoned holiday park in a place called blacking chine. Long cut off from the main theme park by landslides the piano sat unplayed and losing a battle with the elements for many years in a derelict hall.

Combined together in the additional instrument (freshwater bay_landslide piano) im sure it would work just fine in a horror!

Enough of my ramblings i hope you enjoy it. i certainly had fun recording and creating these. Your channel has really inspired me to get cracking and make my own sample instruments and the ones i have made are edging there way into my sync work. Lets all find our own voices!!

Best regards



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  • This was lockdown well spent!

    You could get this kind of sound on Omnisphere, but I would use this over that just on principle alone. The story behind this library is enough to make me want to use it for those sound designy, atmospheric drones. Whilst the library is very one dimensional in terms of use, there will be people in the PB community that will eat this up!

    R.Treves19 October 2021
  • Great soundscapes with limited control

    It's simple, two awesome sounding patches with a complete lack of control. You really need to try them in order to tell if it is for you or not. I recommend them!

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021