The Lowland Drones

Drones created from roots and Americana instruments

The story

I created some drones from all organic sources (No synths!). Each drone is individually laid out across the white keys (almost 4 octaves) so you can pitch each one accordingly . They were primarily Roots and Americana instruments (such as Fiddle, Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Dobro, Bowed Dulcimer as well as an Upright Bass). I treated them as evolving performances as I wanted them to have a lot of life and energy. The intention was to provide a foundational bed to build your cue or song on, especially if it has a swampy, southern or western vibe. I hope they inspire and serve you well!

Reviews for The Lowland Drones

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  • wonderful

    Okay there's not a lot going on in the GUI but, sometimes, less is more and this sound set doesn't need anything else. Inspirational and beautiful sound design. Quality work.

  • Beautiful and nature pads - cinematic

    Very, very unique drone pads! From ghostly bass drones to silky mellow drones.

    Asuka Amane15 October 2021
  • Epic Inspiration

    Every single one of these could for the basis for a track and there in lies its strength and weakness. I'd almost be nervous using these in something commercial as it feels like cheating lol. These are an epic resource though - another amazing pack from Joshua that feels like it shouldn't be free, so much work and excellent crafting has gone into this. As an aside, I am bemused by comments along the line of "cuts off too quickly" or "has the wrong attack" - not so much due to the fact that this is a freely given resource, but because it's so unbelievably easy to fix. Surely we're all using these inside some type of DAW? So bounce it down to an audio track and fade the end, or crossfade it back to beginning somewhere to make it last forever. Or am I missing the point?

    Mark Lord04 November 2021
  • Instant Inspiration Jumpstart

    Using these sounds almost feels like cheating. It's like Joshua has done a huge portion of the work of creating a track for us! They're unique, full of character, often dramatic, and they are all kind of begging to be completed by you with a lead instrument. This is a really great library!

    Sam Ecoff28 October 2021
  • Very Memorable

    This instrument has stuck in my head since the first time i heard it. I always felt like it would go great with electric or acoustic guitar. You get a nice variety of really organic drone sounds here derived from roots instruments. The one on A2 is particularity awesome with the pitch bendy stuff happening. unfortunately there is a kind of click towards the beginning of it but i think izotope declick should be able to take care of it. Any of these drones could work as an awesome bed for a track. Some controllable options would be nice but aren't really needed. Amazing and memorable set of organic drones here. The attack is a bit sudden on some of them but this can be easily fixed with some volume automation

    septemberwalk30 October 2021
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