Oss&Eph Pad

A pad created from the sounds of two young children....

The story

Four years ago I had to sell all my studio hardware to make room for the birth of our twins Ossian and Ephra. The studio became their room. I’ve since found a corner of our house for my MacBook and AKAI MPK88 and they love coming into the room, grabbing my headphones and mashing the keys and hearing sounds magically appear.

I asked them if they wanted me to make an instrument out of their voices, and intrigued by this alchemy, they heartily agreed.

I videoed them saying “BAAA” as-in tune and together as I could make them, imported the audio into Logic, and had a fiddle. The resulting pad is from one of their Baaas. Works best using sparse, individual notes, held for a long time, and two octaves apart.


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  • Evolving synth sound

    Very interesting. It is like an evolving synth sound. It evolves relatively fast, so it would have been better if ADSR kind of controller was available.

    Asuka Amane17 October 2021
  • Really cool evolutions and layers...

    The layers that you can hear in this instrument are really cool and I love the way that it evolves as you keep the key pressed. Overall it's very nice, but a simple GUI and some controls can go a long way. Best!

    christopher13 October 2021