Water Trumpet and Double Bass

A double bass and a trumpet recorded in different positions in the room. Made to emulate Spitfire's Evos.

The story

I had an urge to create some changing, ebbing and flowing long notes and this is what I ended up with. Inspired by Spitfire Audio’s “Evo” idea, I created a set of notes that move and change slightly over time. The lower notes are solo double bass and the higher notes move between double bass and trumpet. Each note has been recorded in a different position in the room creating a piano-like stereo spread of samples. Enjoy!

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  • Interesting Pairing of Instruments

    This is a pretty cool pairing of instruments. They are both recorded pretty well and have a nice character. It does get pretty interesting when you start stacking notes ontop of each other but this kind of limits its versatility since it was kind of designed to do this. The sound is also fairly plain so this could be a cool opportunity for weird sound design. The trumpet isn't necessarily as realistic as i would like but its not meant to play lead melodies. i think it works better as a textural tool and it certainly delivers on that front

    septemberwalk13 November 2021
  • Just the idea is creative by itself!

    I never thought of combining these sounds together, so I find this creative right from the start. They are combined in one patch, but in different registers, so you can do anything yo want with them. The quality is super good, especially on the bass. The trumpet is also very nicelt sampled, but some keys have a very slow, breathy attack that you will need to get used to in order for everything to seem consistently in time. Definitely not an issue though. The trumpet also has this weird but very unique and welcome texture to it in some keys. Very interesting, I haven't heard of that before.

    Alex Raptakis05 November 2021
  • A unique instrument

    This is a very unique idea, the colour of it is susceptible for use in many musical situations, the low basses and the bright sound of the trumpet release a valiant character. This is very well recorded too.

    OsvaldoDeJesusG07 November 2021
  • Fun to play with experiment

    I wouldn't naturally pair double bass and trumpet, but it is a fun instrument to mess around with. I actually found myself writing something more hiphop'esk, which I don't normally feel inspired to do.. that's the magic of these interesting experiments. I really like the bass sound, and I found some sweet spots where the sounds mesh well, and I love the idea of the evolving/changing instruments.

    Ada Maskil05 November 2021
  • Interesting concept

    These sounds are well recorded, and the concept of combining trumpet and bass is certainly novel. Where this falls down a little is that the intention seems to be to play a bunch of notes at once so that the sound evolves, but yet the recording is really intimate sounding, so playing a bunch of notes spoils the illusion of live players in a room. It might be the perfect thing in some circumstances, however.

    Sam Ecoff17 October 2021