VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS & SAMPLE LIBRARIES WITH A STORY

Our sample libraries are unique and full of history. They offer simple but very effective controls to give composers the tools they need to make their music shine.

INTEGRATED UNIQUE STRING ORCHESTRA

Each one of our instruments comes with an entire string orchestra, playing unique tones and noises that perfectly match the captured sound phenomenon.

CHARACTERISTIC SPACES FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Space is one of the most important ingredients when creating and producing music. How does this instrument sound in a famous Baptistery in Italy with a 12 second long reverb? How does it sound in the jungle of Borneo? Or what about an abandoned building in an American Ghost Town?

Platform: Native Instruments Kontakt

GHOSTS of DEATH VALLEY

Death Valley, California, USA

Experience the Ghosts of Death Valley. From singing sand dunes, blood-curdling scrapes, to the haunting out-of-tune sounds of Rocky’s Piano… Awaken the creative spirits now!

The package includes:

Singing Sand Dunes  37°06’48.4″N 117°40’39.8″W

Haunting drone sounds created by the sand of the Eureka Sand Dunes

Rocky’s Piano  36°02’51.3″N 117°13’37.0″W

Detuned Piano notes, broken keys, straight from the Ghost Town of Ballarat

Rocky’s Piano FX  36°02’51.3″N 117°13’37.0″W

Hits, Plucks and other sound effects

Tex Watson’s Truck & Panamint Mines  36°02’51.3″N 117°13’37.0″W

Metal Hits and other rusty sounds from abandoned mining Equipment and a truck registered to infamous Manson follower Tex Watson.

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Singing Sand Dunes

The Eureka Sand Dunes cover an area only 3 miles long and 1 mile wide, yet they are considered possibly the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising more than 680 feet above the dry lakebed at their western base.

There are only about 35 sand dunes around the world that create a unique singing sound. The Eureka Sand dunes are among them.

It needs to be hot for this strange phenomenon to occur and this is the perfect place for it – Death Valley is one of the hottest places on earth.

The sound of singing sand occurs when strong winds create an avalanche of sand sliding down a steep slope. The sound is created by the dry layer of sand rubbing against the layer of wet sand below, similar to the creation of sound on a violin or cello. Scientists are still not able to fully explain this phenomenon.

Rocky’s Piano

Rocky Novak is a legend. He is the mayor, caretaker, and only resident of Ballarat – a ghost town at the outskirts of Death Valley.

When the town was active at the end of the 19th Century, it served as a gathering place and central hub for workers working in the nearby mines. It hosted seven saloons, three hotels, a school, a post office, and a jail.

Today, Ballarat is left with ruins, a trading post and Rocky, who is a friendly host to anyone coming through Ballarat.

Tex Watson’s Truck

Tex Watson was a central member of the Manson family, a desert commune and cult led by Charles Manson.

The group committed multiple murders in Los Angeles in the 1970’s, including the murder of Hollywood actress Sharon Tate, carried out by Tex Watson and two women.

The Family used a ranch in Death Valley as a hidout, where they were eventually captured. The nearby trading post in the ghost town of Ballarat was the closest place to buy supplies, so they were frequent visitors and left their marks.

Tex Watson’s Truck is one of those relics, reminding visitors of the dark history of this dry and desolate place.

Panamint City & Surprise Canyon

Panamint City was a booming and quite famous silver mining town, active at the end of the 19th century.

The town included mills, saloons, stores, a cemetery, and even a red light district.

The town was almost completely washed out by a flash flood in 1876, with only a few buildings left. Surprise Canyon Road, the road that gave access to many of the mines, was completely destroyed by a series of cloudbursts in 1983.

Today, Panamint City is a ghost town, accessible only by foot through Surprise Canyon: A 7-hour hike alongside abandoned cars, mining equipment and ruins.

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