Composition // Sound Design // Performance
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Sounds by Native Instruments

SOUNDS BY NATIVE INSTRUMENTS x PRISM HOUSE

October 2018 saw a partnership between Prism House and the license-free sample browsing site Sounds powered by Native Instruments. The ‘Textural Percussion’ series of sample packs is focused on percussive one-shot hits made entirely from field recordings captured in various locations and acoustic settings. The sounds were recorded by banging on various objects and everyday materials and then edited to be playable with a sampler or keyboard. Every sound was recorded using the Zoom H2N recorder set to Mid-Side to create a true stereo image of the audio.

The inspiration for these sample packs was to explore the limitless sonic potential of our everyday surroundings and to employ Music Concrete type processes for composition and sound creation.