Zombie Death Planet

Mysterious audio recorded on a phone that has been transformed into a "windy planet" pad....

The story

“Zombie Death Planet” is a single patch sounding like a windy planet with scary zombies approaching, the lowest keys
sound the most like a windy planet and the higher you go, the more the zombies are scrambling to get you! You can use
your sustain pedal to hold sounds and see how long you can last before it’s time to run.

CC01 MOD wheel is assigned to the Filter Lows knob. This allows you to simulate changing wind conditions or going indoors
and then back out again into the scary Zombie Death Planet atmosphere.

To reset knobs to patch default values you can Ctrl Click them (Command click on Mac).

The patch consists of a single sound, looped and stretched across the keyboard from Kontakt C1 to C7.

The audio was originally recorded in Spain, Summer 2019 in the mountains of Tarragona using the voice recorder app
on my Samsung S8 phone. That phone is capable of recording in stereo if you go in the voice recorder app settings
and toggle its stereo mode, also you can set the recording quality to high, it then records to M4a, unfortunately
this is a lossy compressed format but the result seems decent regardless. A WAV option would have been nice though.

The Kontakt GUI Wallpaper image is a composite of photos I took of my own face and hair, and a secret statue hidden
deep in the darkest parts of Southern England.

Reviews for Zombie Death Planet

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  • Pretty awesome for one sample

    considering only one sample is used here i think this is a really great instrument. Its basically breathy spooky dissonant textures. They also kind of have a metallic sound and sound like theyre in a tunnel. You can get lower sounding drones and higher sounds that have more of a breathy quality. I would rarely use sounds like this in my own music but ever since i organized my pianobook folder into separate folders, i have a dedicated one for horror sounds. Even if i won't use them often theyre useful to have just in case and this one is really awesome

    septemberwalk13 November 2021
  • Zombies are alright, I guess.

    This is a fairly simple sampled instrument, with just one sample scaled across the keyboard in both pitch and length to a big extend. But for sure you can create small horror ambiences for either a game jam or a pen-n-paper horror session. I have to admit I got a quick scare after opening the instrument and seeing the wallpaper, but it's not a zombie! The GUI is cool, but more themed graphics would take it off to another level!

    Alex Raptakis27 October 2021
  • Atmosphere SFX

    This library presents a single sound, which is a sort of unpitched atmosphere. The controls on the GUI are a bit hard to read because of the color and font, but it's helpful that the mod wheel is routed to the filter. Overall, this is probably useful in certain scenarios, but it's not particularly musical, and probably not something I'd personally ever have a use for. Even so, I'm sure is will be appealing to some, so it's worth trying if you're curious.

    Sam Ecoff03 November 2021