Andrew Ernst’s Reviews
Of the found instruments - this one stood out for me!
I have yet to work this instrument into any music, but in the many instruments I've downloaded and played through, I really enjoyed the sound and was amazed that it came from a fire extuinguisher. I was sort of joking and thinking there could be more samples of more. notes if it were emptied slowly and resampled each time. That said, I do really like this instrument, and it can be fun to play with some added delays or even with the delays and some distortion from plugins like Rift.
It's not every day that you can get an orchestra for free!
I was very excited to see and download this library when it first became availalble, and was really happy to have some new and interesting orchestral "swarms" or "evolutions". I know that the source recordings were likely somewhat unconventional, but that really shows how impressive Dan's work in putting this into a very playable instrument was! It's not perfect in any sense of the word, but it does have a lot of character and brings some lovely textures from a very large source of instruments and players. I like to think of them when I'm playing, and imagine how stunned they probably all were when their individual recordings were released as this instrument. Really lovely! I probably concur that Dan's String Spurs is phenomenal for a string library, but I think that had a more controlled recording environment, so find the comparison a bit unnecessary. All in all, this is a great library that I've recommended to friends who don't have as many sample libraries, and they've been super happy to download this and get started with some pretty inspiring free orchestral libraries. Really enjoyed Dan's video!
Solid guitar instrument with excellent playability!
Even though this sampled instrument is somewhat limited in which key it was sampled in -- I was actually quite surprised at its playability and just how easily I could play and get a result that sounded like someone was actually performing the guitar in a believable way. I wish I'd learned guitar when I was younger, because I'd love to be able to play the actual instrument. However, I am a percussionist and pianist, and really appreciate this instrument in my collection. This is one of the good ones, and I'm looking forwrad to seeing what the larger library of other sampled keys sounds like when it comes out in the future. Nicely done.