The story

After contributing to this amazing collaborative project with my “Cinematic Wine Glasses”, now’s the turn to my 2nd contribution.

I recorded some harmonics and tremolos with my Taylor acoustic guitar, direct to line and… IT’S AMAZING! It has LOTS of flexibility.

As in my first sample, I added a LPF and a big Reverb that you can turn off, so you can make it sound whether raw or very ambiental.

Also try adding your preferred distortion!


Reviews for Swarmonics

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  • Playability
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  • Very well captured harmonics

    This is clearly one of the best harmonics patches I've encountered here. The sound quality is excellent and sound signature is also very nice and realistic. The included reverb is a nice option to have, especially since it is controllable so I can have both dry and wet sounds. The swarms are not exactly swarms,since they are not randomized in anyway. They are tremolos, and they are very well performed. I'm not sure if there is anything more to ask about this. Great job!

    Alex Raptakis31 October 2021
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin with Zombies

    Or at least a dark foreboding with potential for gore. A folk horror soundtrack waiting to happen. Thank you for dragging this into the light, Adri. PS The Harmonics instrument is the yin to the Swarmonics Yang, righteously walking to the light.

    Consterdine12 October 2021
  • Useful swarms and harmonics

    The two sounds included here one swarm and one harmonics instrument are well recorded, playable, and super useful. It's perfect that the mod wheel is pre-mapped to the filter's cutoff. That's just the right amount of control. I'm maybe left wishing for ADSR control too, but I can get along just fine without it. This is a great sample pack!

    Sam EcoffSamplist 21 October 2021
  • Good Idea but doesn't stand out to me

    Although the sound of the Guitar Harmonics is really nice, i don't think it sounds as good as the other acoustic harmonics patch on Pianobook, I would definitely reach for that one first. As for the swarm patch, i don't really find it that interesting. Its strange because i love swarm patches a-lot but this one just feels a bit dull and uninteresting to me. Maybe i need to hear it in the context of a track but these kinds of sounds usually inspire me on their own. Even drenched in reverb it didn't really do anything for me. Good job overall on this, i wish i liked it more but I'm sure others will like it a-lot.

    septemberwalk12 November 2021