The story

Sometimes the simplest instruments work best.

Inspired by the soundtrack to Alex Garland’s DEVS by Ben Salisbury, The Insects, and Geoff Barrow, this very economical Kontakt instrument is a multi-sampled choir pad with me singing “D”s across my full range.

I find this is best played in haunting minimal tight clusters a la Whitacre.

Recorded into an AKG C1000S, edited in Logic and Adobe Audition.

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  • Really love this sound.

    I find this 'choir' highly inspiring. For me it hits the perfect balance of intimacy, uniqueness and tone. Ash, if you're considering recording more phonemes, I'd be the first in line!

    Auf dem Wolf12 October 2021
  • Works beautifully

    ...It works and sounds so fine. I only wish there was more range and vowels to play with.

    Kelpo13 October 2021
  • Awesome and spooky.

    A fabulous sound!

    Heikki KetolaSamplist 13 October 2021
  • Awesome

    This is such a great Idea, I have been fan of Alex Garlands work for some time now, and of course, the audio and music team he's worked with for years, and many projects. The music in those works is so unique fundamental to the vibe of the works, so building an instrument that puts these sounds right in your hands is a great call! I wish there were more popular-media-inspired packs!

    Zach Shpizner23 February 2022
  • Haunting Indeed

    Such a simply idea, and it works so well. The sound is just stellar and sticks in your brain. I can hear all kinds of music swirling around this one sample pack. Thank you!

    Extraplanar Music13 October 2021
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