Pads and sound effects designed from field recordings of the snow...

The story

I’ve always loved the stark, fragile atmosphere of winter, and this year I was lucky enough to have several days of heavy snow in Leeds, UK. My goal for this instrument was to capture this atmosphere, using my field recordings of the snowfall in various locations in Leeds. The instrument comprises of pads and sound effects designed from my recordings. It also includes my not so virtuosic violin playing to add more depth to the main instrument. I’ve separated the sounds I’ve used into different combinations for ease of use. This is my first contribution to the Pianobook community, and hopefully, there will be many more. Happy composing!


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  • ...un peu comme si on y était !

    I did discover this instrument with great interest and while playing it... it was very fun to discover what is under the hood. I feel it quite musical and, as the author wrote... we really feel the ambiance beeing in snow outside... Vraiment, une belle contribution au carrefour Pianobook... un instrument virtuel qui «souffle» l'émotion et l'imaginaire sous nos doigts ! Bravo et Merci...

    Denis Dion19 October 2021
  • This has a lot of potential!

    I'd like to say that this is very interesting sound patch. The only thing I can say is that it's too bass-heavy, but that can be fixed with some EQ, though you won't find any settings in the GUI, except for a lovely snowy wallpaper to set the mood. Speaking of GUI though, the modwheel setting is LOVELY, and I don't know why it is not mentioned or indicated anywhere, which is a shame because I bet there will be many people who won't even notice!

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021