In 2016, Mike Peaslee (of Soundiron) and I discussed the possibility of working on a nuanced sound design library that would capture the sort of textural layering I record in my music.
From those discussions, the Sonespheres series launched in early 2017 with the first volume, Distance.
I'm proud to announce that Volume 02, Origins, is available now from Soundiron.com.
Sonespheres 02 - Origins is a handcrafted collection of bespoke sound designed instruments derived from lush symphonic winds and my own recordings for this project. The material covers lots of ground with instruments created in categories such as keys, pads, bass, drops, risers, and hits.
All in, there is more than 1.7GB of content with over 300 wav files, scripted for Kontakt (full version 5.5.2+), but can also be dropped right into your DAW project since they are open format.
DEMO MUSIC: "HARBINGER" + "FIRST LOVE"
My hope is that composers, musicians, producers and artists will use these sounds as the colorful and ethereal base, on which to bring into focus their own artistic visions - be it in support of your stories, or those of the others with whom you work.
In Origins, I've tried to be thorough without being repetitive - to offer sounds that might work in a range of production styles and musical sensibilities. From bouncy and quirky keys and beautiful pads, to raw basses and earth shaking hits, I truly hope there's something here for everyone.
Thank you to the Soundiron team for their technological wizardry, wonderful catalog and their ability to maintain humanity in what could easily become a robotic effort. The massive task they undertake with each release makes me feel incredibly lucky and appreciative to be living as a composer in this era. A special thank you to Mike Peaslee for reaching out to me after hearing my work and asking me to assist in the vision of this project. His guidance on library development and his shepherding me with patience, openness and an appreciation for the art of music is the only way any of this was possible.