Pianobook presents The Sonic Boom of sampling. Community brief.

Community Brief Summer 2023

If you were to create a sample pack for a Christopher Nolan film, what would it sound like?

In the spirit of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming release, Oppenheimer, we want you to get inspired by the sounds and music within his films. You might already have an idea of what you want to create but if not then watch his films, listen to soundtracks and take note of how sound departments elevate the visuals.

  • Find Inspiration in Christopher Nolan’s Cinematic Universe:
    • Visit Christopher Nolan’s IMDb page and learn about his filmography.
    • Pay close attention to the soundtracks and SFX.
    • Understand how the sound departments enhance the visuals and breathe life into these movies.
  • Embrace the Sampling Journey:
    • Brainstorm ideas for your sample pack.
    • Experiment with different techniques and recording methods.
    • Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new approaches.
  • Share Your Ideas and Engage with the Community:
    • Utilise your social channels to share your progress and discoveries.
    • Tag us using the hashtag #pianobookbrief to connect with the Pianobook community.
    • Encourage discussions and collaborations with fellow members.
    • Be supportive and provide constructive feedback to inspire others.


Here’s a selection of resources we love to help you with your sampling journey.