Odin’s Box

Three synth instruments created from a transformer with an audible hum....

The story

3 instruments in one pack.

Underneath my studio is an electrical transformer.
This transformer receives an electrical supply from the council, which it then converts
into a usable phase for us at our farm.

To my excitement, I discovered that this transformer had an audible hum at 30cents below G.
It was immediately sampled with 2 microphones into a ZoomH6, and then manipulated in Cubase.

With this one sample, I created 3 instruments.

is a Synth Piano.
It is made from the noise-reduced sample of the original transformer hum. No other alteration has
been done to the sample. 1 sample; 1 velocity layer.
This instrument can be used as a short or long melodic instrument, or manipulated to behave like a pad.

Odin’s Box 2 is a Synth Organ.
Combining modulations and reverbs, I manipulated the original transformer sample to mimic a classic
church organ. This instrument can be used as an organ, a synth pad, or even a drone.

Odin’s Box 3 is a Synth Pad
I manufactured 2 different pads from the original sample, which differ in tone to each other.
These layers of pads can be used to create smooth and dreamlike backing pads, or ominous drones.

Each instrument features an “Attack” knob, “Release” knob, a “Low Pass Filter” knob, and a “Reverb” knob.

Built for the FULL VERSION of Native Instrument’s Kontakt 5.8
This plus all other instruments I release are available through my website, linked via my profile.
Have fun!!


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

  • Very basic, plane sound of synth

    It has totally a plane synth sound, so I think you want to tweak this sound to fit into your project. Nice to have it as a base to create your own synth sound.

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021