Riffle

Something out of your worst nightmares

The story

Hidden in the depths of the ‘OnOffScrape’ samples that I submitted previously, were some sounds that were reminiscent of riffling through a pack of cards. A nice pleasant sound, that evokes after-dinner cards, a roaring fire, convivial atmosphere and all that.

Unfortunately, that isn’t how this project turned out. Something very, very nasty got into my Decent Sampler, and what I ended up with was something out of your worst nightmares, or a monster from a sci-fi film, or deepest darkest anime. RiffleOne is my first attempt at peeking out from behind the settee with a ‘Sound Effects’ instrument. You play these sounds in a darkened room at your own risk!

Volume 1 is percussive. Volume 2 is slower. Volume 3 is slowest and darkest. Mix to taste. It goes without saying that reverb is de rigeur for this type of sound, but I’m betting that someone will try using them dry and close up in binaural with with a dummy head!

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  • Spooky and scary interesting sound

    Very scary set of sounds! The lower you go, the spookier it gets. I think this can be used for cinematic tracks.

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • Spooky Creativity

    Love the ideas this could spark and I cant wait to sneak it into a song!

    Richy Nix04 November 2021
  • Awesome Soundscapes

    This is a really awesome instrument for dark ambient or horror soundscapes. I could see them going really well with sad ambient guitar music or in any horror context. The sound is really interesting and evolving and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I think you can get alot of use out of this and the GUI offers a decent amount of control

    septemberwalk03 November 2021
  • A good type of nightmare...

    This instrument definitely fits the description of "scary" sounds that fall into more of a sound effects category rather than pitched instruments. Overall, it's not exactly my taste, but I definitely see a potential use for this type of instrument and sound. If you're looking for a synthetic, rattling type atmosphere for your piece, then this is the way to go!

    Christopher13 October 2021
  • Insane sound design

    Most definitely something for Horror, right up my alley. Loaded up, this was intense to start playing on, but after adjusting the size and reverb I was able to get my head around the sound. My favorite thing are the Volume 1/2/3 knobs to blend between the different sounds. I think that could have been labeled better, but I saw the explanation on the site page. With this instrument, minimalism is key. Mix it in with the some dark synths and big spacious reverb and you have some terrifying ambience.

    Ada Maskil30 October 2021
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