Pots & Pads

A percussive collection of kitchenware recorded with a combination of Shure SM57, AKG C451B and stereo pair of AKG C214 microphones....

The story

Welcome to Pots & Pads, a kitchenware sample library dedicated to my claim that you don’t need to be a musician or have expensive instruments in order to create your own sounds.

Available in this library are a range of hits and pads produced from the following kitchen ‘instruments’:
Bowed Pan (kindly donated by Marco Ianello)
Ceramic Pan Lid
China Bowl
Glass Teapot
Potato Masher

Each sound was recorded with a combination of Shure SM57, AKG C451B and stereo pair of AKG C214 microphones. The sounds were then processed with compression and EQ followed by a creative dousing in tape saturation and occasionally some delay. These instruments are available to download as Kontakt and EXS24 samplers and will be sure to add a rhythmic warmth to your tracks.

I hope you find this library to be useful!


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

  • You might find some good sounds here!

    There are so many sounds to choose from this package. The single-hit patches have a great character, but unfortunately they are little noisy, some more than the other. The Glass Teapot bonus patches are amazing to my ears, even though you might find the release a little too sudden. Note though that if you don't initially get any sound off of those, you will need to move your modwheel, because they automatically start at 0 volume even if your modwheel is not there. Unfortunately the lack of GUI won't give you the chance to play around the sounds. I didn't manage to make the two Bowed Pan patches to work, as I got errors for missing files.

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
  • Delightful samples

    Having used items from my kitchen, or my mum's in Rome, Italy, to create a few sample libraries, I totally loved this, and the meticulous recording and production processes Dan always employs really puts this collection of sounds at the top

    Marco Iannello13 October 2021
  • Nice Warm Sound

    Pots & Pads has a nice warm sound to it right out the gate. Great for underscoring a dramatic moment. Layer with strings or add FX for more depth. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021