I’ve been fascinated with ambience for a while now, the longing drones that offer a calming serenity, the synthetic winds that can immerse you somewhere new.
I’ve been playing with various synths over the past few months, trying to find one that fits my workflow, and I’ve created a handful of various ambient patches that I’m going to experiment with in Kontakt.
I’ve just started the journey of Kontakt scripting, this is my first ever instrument and I’m proud of the result, as well as proud of the actual sound of it!
The sound itself is synthesised by myself, the source of synthesis is an old church organ that was sampled a while ago by a friend, I used this as the wavetable for the sound. It was synthesised in Serum, and I’ve added a cutoff, resonance and Tape Gain knob to the UI, as well as a dynamic slider (which is slightly defunct given I mapped volume to the mod wheel by default.)
Reviews for Lost Organ
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I don't know why, but I love this
I really can't tell what makes me love this instrument. I think it might be the modwheel control that adds this kind of distortion. It is not perfect for sure, but it really hits me in a way. I do find the release kind of long so it would be nice if there was a way to control that. I also noticed that there is a smooth kind of white noise coming off of the keys even without getting any sound, so it must be an additional noise that would be awesome if you could control separately.
Ambient pad for long, clear, moody notes
This library fits its purpose really well: a synth-like organ with long, naturally sounding, very ambient notes. It is has a very natural vibe, somehow seamlessly combining the best of synths and organs. Ideal for background pedal notes or slowly evolving, dreamy ambient music.
Beautiful Natural Pad
This is a really beautiful, gentle organic pad with really mellow tones and ocean noise as well. Note that the mod wheel has to be turned up to hear the pad, you only hear the ocean noise if its all the way down, at first i thought it wasn't working. This can work completely on its own for ambient stuff or in other contexts. it does get a little resonant at times but nothing a little eq couldn't fix.
Really nice pad
This library has a really nice pad, complete with a filter and tape saturation. Important to note that you need to move the mod wheel up to get it to do anything. Without that, all you'll hear is silence. It might have been better to have saved the Kontakt instrument with the mod wheel in the up position rather than down, as it took me a moment to figure out what was going wrong when I first loaded it. The sound is playable, useful, and organic, although there are lots of other sounds out there which are similar in character. Overall, this is a worthy download!