Serendipity “The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way”.
It’s probably my favorite word, and it was the inspiration for this instrument. I recorded a lot of things, and processed them all in different ways. I used my old farmhouse Wurlitzer piano from 1930, Tibetan bowls, a toy Glockenspiel, Fender Rhodes,Guitar harmonics, a Kalimba, Bass, and ran them through pedals, amps, a 4 track, Tremolo, Ring Mod and other things I’m probably forgetting! I then used a random no repeat script, so that every instrument was triggered individually. I wanted an instrument that spontaneously orchestrated the different parts, and always changed randomly, to keep it fresh, unpredictable and hopefully inspiring.
I also included “Serendipity Clusters”, a swarm like pad.
A special thanks to Dave Hilowitz for providing the script for me to accomplish what I was wanting to do! He’s a Kontakt Ninja, and was super helpful!
Note: When recording this instrument, you may want to aux out to an audio track to capture the performance you recorded. Obviously being random, the next midi performance will be different than one you heard while recording the last time. If you want other takes on it you can always track commit to audio and hear other versions of what you played, and or comp one together!
Reviews for Serendipity
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My First Review: Here's Why
I purposely made this my first official review. Having demoed over 500 Pianobook instruments, this one seems to have stuck in my memory the most. I really can't find a fault in it. It has an incredible unique sound that inspired me as soon as I opened it up. I highly suggest you check out Serendipity!
Fascinant - le hasard au bout des doigts!
Such a pleasure to play and to be somehow amazed by the result... Not to forget Serenpidity Cluster for some more surprises Bravo - this is innovative and quite inspiring.
Very unique and original. It turns out that there are a lot of round robins, and each one actually produces the sound of a different instrument. Therefore, when you play the ostinato, the result is completely different.
Gorgeous! Very inspiring composing tool!
I found "SERENDIPITY" written in large letters on the wall in the breakfast room of a B&B in Cork. The same day we went to a small town at the Irish border, where Dustin O Haloran and Sindri Sin Fang were waiting in the same line with me to have some food. They played an incredible concert the same evening in a very small Irish music club. Now I found it written again, and find one of the most inspiring composing tools for a long time. Thanks!
This instrument brings to mind wave sequencing techniques, or some of the things that can be done in Logic's environment window. This sample pack only has two sounds, but what it offers up is so good. The sounds are so inspiring. The only trouble is that you don't get repeatability, so I find myself bouncing the tracks once I'm happy with them. Even so, this is nitpicking. This is such an inspiring library!