Sounds from the Kitchen

Various kitchen implements transformed into instruments.

The story

I decided to sample one of my coffee mugs when, accidentally, I hit its internal side wall with a teaspoon, whilst stirring coffee. The sound it produced really went straight into my hear, and I said to myself “I have to sample that, and make an instrument out of it!”. The milk pitcher was not accidental, instead, I just decided to try and bang it with a teaspoon, and see how it would sound. Of course, the experiment was successful and so I decided I would add it to the collection.

The coffee mug was sampled as described above, though water was used to fill the mug, and not coffee. The end result is no different. The milk pitcher was filled with water and was sampled by hitting it from the outside with a teaspoon. The pads are made by picking one of the original samples and stretching it long enough. The wobbling effect comes from setting certain options in one of ProTools’ Elastic Audio algorithms.

“Sounds from the Kitchen” is meant to be a collection of sampled kitchen items, and turned into playable instruments (one shots, pads, etc.)

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  • Cute collection of sounds

    It has many types of sound, from mag putting noise to the pitcher placing noise. Very cute and comical, nice to add to the collection!

    Asuka Amane20 October 2021
  • Perfect Sound for Halloween

    This library is the perfect sound for all your creepy scary melodies. It can serve you well in a mystery, suspenseful, thriller type song. Or even in a pop or r&b context. Add some reverb and delay for fun!

    dafingaz13 October 2021
  • Attuned to your coffee

    This sample library presents a coffee mug and a metal milk pitcher. Both are presented as a pad and struck. The struck patch even includes an arpeggiator, which is a lot of fun. As is the case with mean metallic items, the milk pitcher has a lot of inharmonic overtones which tend to pile up if you play more than a couple of notes at a time, so it's somewhat less usable. The ceramic mug makes a purer tone and doesn't seem to suffer from that problem as much. They are both fun sounds and well recorded and edited. Give them a try; you may discover that you love them!

    Sam Ecoff04 November 2021
  • An industrial sound...

    This library has some interesting metallic and machine-like textures which are interesting to use. A few of the samples in the coffee mug preset have issue with attack speed, so chords that are supposed to be together end up playing a flap or short glissando, but that's minor in terms of fixes. Overall pretty good, but may not be for everybody.

    Christopher28 October 2021
  • How it all started

    I think this is the first instruments in the Kitchen series. Here you will find Milk Pitchers, and Coffee Mugs, in both single hits and pad patches. The single patches might seem a little rough in the beginning, with a little bit of white noise included, but they get better if you bring in the cutoff filter a little bit. Keep in mind that the included Arpeggiator works well! The pad patches let you mix two different samples together, and they sound pretty good if you use them like a drone.

    Alex Raptakis28 October 2021
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