Street Organ

Sampled screeching and breaking sounds morphed into an organ....

The story

When Spitfire and HBO hosted the Westworld Scoring Competition, I was looking for a way to make my composition stand out. I thought that creating a sample instrument based off sounds from the clip might do the trick. From the car chase scene, I sampled the cars screeching and breaking. I thought it might make a cool synth instrument, but to my surprise (and initial disappointment) it sounded like an organ. Adding an organ sound to my score was hardly unique. But I ended up accepting it for what it was. At the end of my Westworld Competition video on Youtube, I show the sound I sampled and how I used it in the composition.

Check it out here:

https://youtu.be/lnYGK30pRZs?t=245

Reviews for Street Organ

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  • Dusty Hammond!

    This is a really sort of average to above average organ sound with a really unique source. It's well recorded and processed, and the programming is really good, so it's very playable. I don't personally really use organ much, but having owned a couple of Hammonds in my life, I like the character of this one a lot. It has a lot of grit and noise in a good way. If organ is your thing, this would be a great library for you!

    Sam Ecoff30 October 2021
  • A really cool organ sound!

    The harp/dulcimer like attack gives this organ a unique flavour, whilst still keeping a sense of familiarity. The library has been recorded and programmed well and feels very playable. The controls on the GUI are also useful when looking to dial in your own sounds. Nice job!

    R.Treves19 October 2021
  • Interesting Pitch Bendy Sound

    This instrument kind of sounds like an organ but also sounds like some weird ghostly vocals which is really cool. It has a pitch bendy and modulated sound that definitely stands out. It plays pretty well but i dont think i would really use this as an organ. More as ghostly textures. Im not in love with this instrument but its definitely cool and i think others will enjoy it more than i do. It also has an interesting attack and kind of feels like a hybrid instrument because its reminiscent of an organ but theres definitely something different about it

    septemberwalk10 November 2021
  • A cool noisy organ

    This organ feels quite unique with a lot of character, and that character is noisy and airy. So if you are looking for something similar, then you should definitely check this out! The GUI provides four different knobs, one of them being Dynamics which I feel is a LPF instead. I'd like to have the option to turn the noise down, and the ability to control the ADSR evelope would be great.

    Alex Raptakis19 October 2021