Isolation Collaboration: Extras

Explore the individual sound worlds of the original Isolation Collaboration....

The story

On 31st March 2020, I challenged the Pianobook community to submit a note or sample, be it a household object, voice or instrument, to the hashtag #dkisolationcollaboration. There were over 200 submissions, and the resultant library ‘Isolation Collaboration’ has been one of my favourite projects to date — bringing harmony to a chaotic time!

In the original instrument, there are four sound worlds: Soft Burbles, Short Pulses, Weightless Atmospheres and Rough Edges. Split into 28 second(!) notes, IC was built to inspire creativity out of the randomness of it all. But you might want more control.

Isolation Collaboration: Extras gives you access to those sound worlds on their own. Each patch has its own unique colour palette but works beautifully together, as demonstrated by the original library. The Exp knob now controls just the volume of the group. Use the Mod Wheel or your own Learned MIDI CC to adjust this.

For those of you creating your own versions, the samples have been designed to fade easily so no specific loop settings will be necessary to get your instruments up and running. In my version, I have stretched each sample down by 1 octave from the root note. If you do decide to make alternative versions, please do share them with me or via the Pianobook site for others to enjoy too!

For more information on Isolation Collaboration: Extras, check out my walkthrough tutorial below:


Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!

  • Inspiring and simple

    Probably my favourite of Dan's contributions. Simple but with lots going on in a really subtle way.

    Jim Sanger16 October 2021
  • Simple and smooth, yet very characteristic texture

    I love all the sample libraries from DK! This one also have perfectly pad-like sounds which go well with various projects. Very delicate texture. GUI is also very simple and beautiful.

    Asuka Amane15 October 2021
  • Lots of character

    Having the separate main layers is incredibly useful

    Marco Iannello13 October 2021
  • Smooth , simple and awesome sounds

    Thank you so much for this instrument Dan!

    ARKAN13 October 2021