In May 2020, still stuck in lockdown with a few days of inclement weather, I began to consider the sampling opportunities now that contact with humans was no longer permitted under government guidance. I decided to sample the sounds of nature outside my house. Until recently, they sat on my hard drive. Now they’re yours!
Inkeeping with my Thrumming Textures series, Earth is a collection of sporadically spaced notes that bubble away under the surface. Comprising wind, thunder, rain and birdsong, this instrument contains just 1 or 2 samples per patch, with some tweaks under the hood to make it as musical and inspiring as possible!
Above everything, I wanted Thrumming Textures: Earth to maintain authenticity to the sounds around me. Birdsong had to sound like birds, much as Rain had to sound like water falling. To achieve this, I combined heavy processing to a single, harshly-filtered tone with a gentler, more ambient undercurrent. This allowed for a sympathetic timbre while maintaining a strong musical backbone.
To learn more about how I created this instrument, check out my walkthrough and tutorial below:
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The best of the thrumming texture libraries
Dan's created a brilliant library with multiple controls and fantastic playability. Its a brilliantly original library which adds a delicate organic texture to your music.
Dan has mastered this style
It's really perfect, same as his other similar instruments. They are full of character, they are extremely inspirational, very well done, and at the same time he manages to make all those different each time! I won't say anything else, other than this is a must download. Thank you once more Dan!
This is just amazing, ill say again that Dan is one of my favorites. Its so cool to be able to play these recordings of nature but there also being actual notes that underlay everything. Its like a beautiful combination between a pad and nature recordings. Also the ability to tweak the volume of the different recordings is great. Even though this has been made into a LABS instrument, i still use the piano book version because it offers more control over the single layers
Love the sound of rain and thunder - playable, easy to use earth sound
Very unique, and yet very easy to play set of sounds. I also love the story of how he made this library. Especially how he tweaked the sound of thunder - so inspiring and thrilling. It's also worth noting that the interface is very simple and easy to use, and you can select each sound simply by lowering the controller.