Silentium Glaciei

A flugelhorn, a water glass, and a violin, manipulated beyond recognition...

The story

Dear Pianobook community,

My name is Luis Schmidt. I’m 16 years old and from Germany. I’m originally a trumpet player, but I got into conducting and composing (mainly orchestral works) some years ago, wanting to study music in the UK. Whilst we are all stuck at home due to lockdown, I thought about doing a sample project for Pianobook.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have any great mic at home because they are all stored in my studio, which is located in another city. So, all the samples were recorded using an iPhone 12 – I know: not the greatest mic…

A collection of icy, calm, and pleasant sounds, ‘Silentium Glaciei’ (SG) has been created by sampling my flugelhorn, a water glass, and a violin, manipulated beyond recognition. The library consists of three articulations á three Round Robins and three Dynamic Layers morphed into pad instruments. SG, which is Latin and means ‘silence of the ice’, should recreate exactly this sound – soft, cold feeling, and almost motionless. This is the perfect addition to your sound-palette. Perfect for Scandinavian-type music – simply add these pads to achieve a more rounded and emotive effect.

Please see the walkthrough video for more details!

By the way: This is the first sample instrument I have ever created so please take my sincerest apology in advance for any problems that may occur.

I hope you’ll enjoy this library!
Luis Schmidt

## Release Notes:
– v 1.0: Initial release


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  • Inspirant et musical !

    Bravo, quite amazing sound and software... The only thing I may suggest is... when opening the instrument there are no patch or sound already selected. That means that there is no sound coming from the instrument. User should find and select one of three proposal. I guess it would be simple to correct this issue... Bravo, belle contribution au «Carrefour» Pianobook et... Merci !

    Denis Dion19 October 2021
  • Spitfire-like perfection

    Not only the GUI tricks you to think this is a Spitfire Audio instrument, the quality of everything is right on par. It could easily fit inside the Albion Tundra collection. There is only one thing that might distract some users though: The default settings are not the best. At first, you get absolutely no sound, because no patch is really loaded until you press one of the three articulations. It should start automatically to the first one indicated as "normal". You will also see "con sordino" and "windy" as the other two, and every one of them is quite different. You will also see 4 microphone settings in typical Spitfire fashion. The first is a custom mix, and the other three are the individual instruments, which are the Violin, Flugelhorn, and Glass - and each one is labeled properly as well! Continuing the Spitfire model, you will see Expression, Dynamics, Reverb and Release sliders, and trust me, you will need them! You can totally feel that this is created with love and passion by Luis, which back then was... 16 years old? Unbelievable. Cheers to you, friend!

    Alex Raptakis13 October 2021