The story

I’m thrilled to be submitting my first Kontakt Instrument to Pianobook. Since I’m stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, I followed Christian’s advice and have been “Nerding for the Weekend”. I took two samples I recorded last year and created a granular drone sound.

I’m a mechanical engineer who does metal 3D printing for a living, and the first sound was an unexpected screech at work. The machinist was experimenting with some new machining parameters that made an awful (and wonderful) noise! He thought I was weird for recording him…

For extra pizazz, I mixed it with the sound of me hitting a pot lid with a wooden spoon. I morphed both samples using the granular synth engine in Arturia Pigments 2.0. Then I brought those sounds into Kontakt for all to enjoy!

The Mod Wheel controls the low pass filter cut off frequency. I mapped the envelope with knobs on my first ever GUI.

Check out my walkthrough video of how I created the instrument at:

It was fun working on this. It helped improve my sound design skills and I got to learn how to video edit for my first long YouTube video!



Reviews for Millpot DroneSpace

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  • Great Haunting Ambience

    Perfect for ominous, brooding cinematic pieces...great sonic expression...Love it!

    Eric Heitmann14 October 2021
  • Dark and haunting feels

    I think I would personally never use this sound, but I can see it being very interesting to dark sci-fi lovers. The GUI is good, but the mod-wheel LPF is not visible anywhere. It's a nice instrument overall!

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
  • Huge ominous drone

    This library contains a huge sounding rather ominous drone. The sample itself has a very slow attack and reverb, so there's not a lot you're going to do to change that, but I found the sound very playable and usable just as it is. It's a great dark and foreboding drone!

    Sam EcoffSamplist 04 November 2021
  • Eerie Tones. Eerie Drones

    Perfect haunting sound for October! This can be used for a haunting halloween suspense thriller project. Or layered with pads to create an ambient soundscape. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021
  • Doesn't work for me

    Unfortunately, this instrument says files missing for me and nothing happens when i open it up even though i tried multiple times. If anyone knows how to fix this let me know cause judging by the other reviews this is a really cool instrument

    septemberwalk28 October 2021