The story

I’m a big fan of paranormal folklore, how stories can warp and evolve from person to person over time and how those stories can rise from the hopes/fears of the people they come from. Though I’m not a believer I do enjoy the ambiguity of these stories, how they are processed through the lens of each narrator they pass through and how unreliable and formless they become.

So I wanted create something that shifts and warps and is also a bit dirty. To do that I played long, changing articulations of my trusted and rusted gibson l6s with a cello bow through my hologram microcosm, into a strymon iridium on the fender model, into my uad culture vulture emulation. I’m new to creating kontakt instruments and had one day to myself to put this together to there’s no velocity layers, no wallpaper, but on the mothman(mod) instrument i figured how to add some mod wheel flair.

Thank you to this beautiful community,

-Paul Claypool

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  • Spooky Textures

    I renamed this spooky textures in my folder so i know exactly what im getting into when i open it. Although I have done any work in horror yet, these sounds are more than perfect for anything creepy, suspenseful or horror themed. The blue labeled keys offer a dissonant, resonant creepy drone while the red labeled keys offer a kind a bassy distorted tremolo. i don't really have any suggestions on improving this, for what it was made to do i think its perfect. Great Job

    septemberwalk30 October 2021
  • The creator should be proud of this

    Seriously, this is absolutely amazing. The character provided by this completely free instrument is mind-bending. Sadly, there is no GUI at all so the rating will drop because of that - but it doesn't really need a GUI, especially since there are no other options to play around. With that said, I would love to have a dark, cult inspired image just for the sake of chills. You will find two instrument options, one with and one without mod-wheel controls. I don't know why the latter exists though.

    Alex Raptakis13 October 2021
  • Happy Halloween

    such wonderful dark sounds, just in time for Oct 31st! No GUI but no problem here.

  • The Mothman Cometh

    very simple and unassuming little sample pack that packs a wallop in atmospheric chills! I am a major fan of making granulated pads out of stuff so this really is right up my alley! There is no GUI but I like the Modwheel option a lot and I appreciate that there's nice long release time and looping available if you hold down a key which I quite like. Stellar Job!

    sirfache15 October 2021
  • Well done Mothman

    Like a cold dark windy night. Perfect for creating fear and tension. Just the kind of thing that I love. For a first attempt this is really pretty damn good. Can't wait for the next one.

    Ray19 October 2021
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