A signature sample library made from processed chanting vocals, woodwinds, piano sounds, percussion, and electronic loops
You were probably expecting something to do with billiards, but the pool in Spitfire’s Oliver Patric Weder – The Pool Project is an actual indoor swimming pool in Spain.
It’s the highly reverberant space where this unique library of “male vocal swells, longs, and vowel sounds performed by Madrid’s Club del Rio, blending beautifully with woodwind duo Zopli2’s breathy alto flute, and bass clarinet swells and visceral playing techniques, including circular breathing” was recorded.
It also includes composer Oliver Patrice Weder’s custom piano sounds, created using “a mellow-sounding ‘60s-vintage Petrof treated with felt and tape, synthesizer loops from his classic Roland Juno-6 analogue polysynth fed through various effect pedals and electronic manipulations, and a unique selection of toys and percussion hits and loops – including a steel tongue drum, toy piano, recorder, and kaval (Bulgarian flute).”
The Pool Project also includes custom effects and controls: dynamics, reverb, attack/release/stretch, distortion, variations, tremolo, key release, delay, pedal volume, pedal dynamics… “while the dynamics fader moves the microphone signal from close to room for the organic patches and also controls the arpeggiator speed for the synth patches, each sound is also velocity sensitive for further tone variation.”
And because it’s not possible to explain the sound of Oliver Patrice Weder – The Pool Project with words, we suggest that you check out the video at the top of this story. It’s an interesting library.
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