What is the smell ? What do I hear ? I found myself standing on a shore and the first thing I realized was this beautiful seaside atmosphere – calming sounds of the waves crashing softly against my feet and the salty touch to the air I was breathing in and out. I turned around and spotted a lonely beach hotel far behind me. This summer I got the chance to visit a very nice holiday resort in Bulgaria located near the town of Obzor.
Of course, my trusty microphone went with me (as did the camera), because the sea always attracted my attention, soothed my mind and made me feel like home. I immediately liked the place, partly because of the fact that even if it was crowded at times, there was always a chance to find a place where I could hunt for sounds without being disturbed…Well, maybe it was due to the fact that I was just one of a few visitors, who used to get up at 5:30 am…Anyway, soon my collection of sounds got bigger and bigger, and I knew this could make a nice collection of meditative, relaxing sounds. Later, when reviewing all the various samples (from sea waves to flags flapping in the wind, a swimming pool drain to wind howling on a hotel staircase, banisters, or a night-light), I realized I had a kind of a “portrait” of a place under my fingers, which could inspire one to create, to invent, to dream, whatever… I felt the Genius loci – the “spirit of the place” was present and made this happen.
– 24 bit / 44,1 kHz
– 890 MB installed
– sounds of a maritime area, the sea, a hotel and some local items
– 167 nki files in 11 categories
– 117 single patches
– 50 multi patches
– up to 5x round robin
– looped, tuned samples
– Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, EQ, Filter
– Limiter, Delay, Reverb, Attack, Release controls
– Kontakt 184.108.40.2061 full version required