Ominous Cold

'Cold' sounds from a freezer ice tray

The story

When getting some ice from the ice bucket in my freezer I dropped some ice on the wire shelf. It made an interesting ring, so I had to try and see what kinds of sound I could coax from it by sampling it.

I only sampled hitting the tray. Then I put the samples into Kontakt to work with them, and applied ample effects to process the sound, then re-sampled every note via 88 key keyboard with the effects for use in the final Kontakt files. Funny enough, coming from the freezer, it resulted in a collection of ‘cold’ sounds.

It’s fair I suppose for some haunting type stuff, but it’s rather thick in the frequency spectrum, so eq accordingly.

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  • Perfect name

    This Library was named perfectly. You have a good idea of the use of this sound before opening it. Its so haunting, icy and beautiful. Some patches definitely have a dissonant and ominous sound while others can be used as more basic pads. Ill get a-lot of use out of this library. I even really like the ping sounds, they have a-lot of character. Theres several awesome presets to choose from. Amazing instrument

    septemberwalk28 October 2021
  • Versatile and unique, very nice ambient pad

    Very very nice, I really like this patch! Dark, ambient, soft and spooky. It is very versatile and useful for many occasions!

    Asuka Amane30 October 2021
  • Cold!

    So much Atmos!

    Caift15 October 2021
  • In Love With The Cold

    I am absolutely in love with this library. The atmosphere that you can create is quite a thing. You will find 2 main categories instruments to pick from, an ambient ones and more lead-like ones. Each and every one of them is quite unique and it has a purpose. Everything feels pretty well done, and I have absolutely no complains, except for the fact that the modwheel/dynamics is mapped backwards, I don't know why. Sadly the rating drops because of the GUI and lack of more in-depth options and customization.

    Alex Raptakis13 October 2021
  • Very nice, very inspirational sounds!!

    The pings are what do it for me. They're synthy and playable, but yet strangely organic. They're just great! I do like the atmospheric pad sounds too, but I will probably use those less than the pings. I think it's cool that this library is simple in origin, but has such a diversity of potential uses. Can't wait to use it in a piece in the coming weeks!

    Sam Ecoff27 October 2021
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