Crystal Creek Water Sample Pack
A couple of weeks ago a good friend of mine came and visited town and he said he was going to head up to Crystal Creek to hang out with a couple of friend, inspired to start making some sample I asked I could come along and record some sounds. Peeking his interest we ended heading up early and spent the next 4 hours climbing over rocks and sticking microphones as close to water without getting them wet! I learnt soooo much, like the importance of wind screens, how to better capture sound, gear I need, when to use a mono or a stereo setup, and how inspiring it is having some else to share in the audiophile journey.
This is the first small step into the realm of music production. I believe music is formed by perspective and culture, anything can be music, anything can be art, so I wish to use the sound of the earth moving, lightning/rain, stars, breath, crickets, caves the merging of the physical and the spiritual etc. Personally experiencing the sounds and creating the library, has broadened my perspective on audio and given me a better understanding of the samples, their context and how to use them. I wish to arrange it in a way that reflects the image of creation, in return reflecting Elohim the Creator.
Personally experiencing the sounds and creating the library, has broadened my perspective on audio and given me a better understanding of the samples, their context and how to use them.
Most of the samples you hear in this pack are created from throwing different size rocks into a stream, but my favourite would have to be ‘Stereo Water Ear Goodness’, that one was fun to record. We moves the stereo mics up and down different parts of the same little stream, it’s nice to play around with true stereo as apposed to digitally creating it. All in all there were hundreds of samples that could have been extracted from all of the sound we collected but I tried to find 5 tonal plops that could be used for a Tom like instrument, there were 5 main categories: Lower than 150Hz, 150 – 200Hz, 200 – 250Hz, 250 – 400 Hz, and Higher than 400Hz. Most of the samples we got were around the 200-250 mark. If you want to dig around my logic file and/or the original samples let me know and I’ll put them up on dropbox.
So without further adieu:
A journey to the lush Crystal Creek in North Queensland.
A carefully curated water sample pack featuring 26 percussive hits and 4 stereo waterfall/creek clips. Enjoy!
You are able to download for free but donations are more than welcome.
Released November 9, 2015
Artwork by: Yours truly
Special thanks to Jhai