We love shaping new sounds by freezing reverb tales, or by stretching any sound source to infinity, to create hauntingly beautiful pads, ambiences or even completely abstract rhythmical instruments. The instruments here in this category were created using various effects and modular systems.


Drifting

THE INSTRUMENTS

Drown
Infinite Blur
Air Piano
Reverbception
Tranquil Meadow
Dusted Home
Reverberated Strings
Crystalline Noise
Silver Lining

Note: All KLANG instruments require the Kontakt full version 5.6.8 or higher.

DROWN

Deep Vortex

Drowning in the endless possibilities of manipulating sounds, we kept on searching for more and more ways to create bubbly artifacts in different sound sources. After trying out lots of different things, we finally found something that actually feels like drowning but is somehow still transporting a shiny beauty. Drown.

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INFINITE BLUR

Evolvoing Pads

5

By sending a orchestra through a vocoder and resampling reverb tails Nik took some analoge sound sources and re-synthesized them. Combined with a wobbly synth and a crazy tremolo we got that interesting hybrid between analoge warmness and digital glitchiness.
Infinite Blur contains a balance knob to control the mix between the sound sources, a knob to control the amount of a tremolo, which is switchable between a random and a triangle wave, and at least a tone knob which is linkable to the mod wheel. You can further shape the sound with chorus, distortion, delay and reverb.

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AIR PIANO

LASTING PIANO

5

Air Piano consists of an upright piano, which was played with damped strings and the sustain pedal, which creates this characteristic sound. Damped piano strings are a quite famous playing technique in contemporary music. But we tried to achieve a sound which is more suitable for modern pop and hip-hop music.

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REVERBCEPTION

DEEP CALMNESS

5

Reverbception - Perceiving the heavenly clean character of guitar harmonics we wondered how it sounds like strongly reverberated. With long attack we got a pad sound as heavenly as we expected. Enriched for versatility with a rhodes and reverberated stutter layers we reached for the sky - at least soundwise.

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TRANQUIL MEADOW

Relaxed Surface

5

Tranquil Meadow - This time we layered several granulized sound sources asynchron and got an instrument clearly focused on sound design. Having an unstable but lovely pad sound as a basis the second layer brings chaos and darkness.
Tranquil Meadow contains a Darkness knob to control the mix between the two layers, a knob to control the amount of a quite fast tremolo and a tone knob. You can further shape the sound with chorus, distortion, delay and reverb.

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DUSTED HOME

Lost in Universe

5

Dusted Home - It all started with an experiment in a modular system, manipulating the self-oscillation of a delay with a filter. Result of this experiment is a dystopian sounding pad sound with lots of movement.
Dusted Home contains a balance knob to control the mix between the two layers, a knob to control the amount of a tremolo and a tone knob. You can further shape the sound with phaser, Lo-Fi, delay and reverb.

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REVERBERATED STRINGS

Endless Violins

5

'Reverberated Strings' - Very often we think about what will it sounds when just playing the reverb of an instrument. Saying so, Ege played some of our nice string instruments and isolated the reverb tale. The result is a warm deep pad.

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CRYSTALLINE NOISE

Shiny Infinity

5

A shiny crystal-like sound. We sent a piano through various granular and bitcrusher engines, to create this dispersing, fragile and moving sound. A pad with great depth and character. In the Engine you can control the complexity of the main sound, a Lowpass Filter and add a nice crushed sound. In addition to that you can turn on a Slow Attack, Distortion, Delay and Reverb.

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SILVER LINING

A Glassy Horizon

5

Whenever you turn a Spieluhr (aka music box), you are surprised how fine, pure and present the sound of it is. The only pity is that the sound is so short and does not resonate any longer. So we set out to build a Soileuhr sound that sustains longer. We grabbed some different Spieluhren and processed them heavily vigorously. We layered, freezed and even stretched them like we could. The result is a Klang instrument full of grace - one part clouds and one part Spieluhr.

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