Music has existed for thousands of years. The variety of sounds, instruments and music cultures around the world is staggering in it’s diversity, yet often, we tend to stick to what we know. There’s something to be said for shaking off your habits and looking beyond the familiar; the world is teeming with sounds that will change your perspective and expand your creative horizons.
It’s this sort of thinking that spurred Baauer to embark on a global adventure in search of fresh sounds to fuel his new album. Looking for a new direction in the wake of the “Harlem Shake” phenomenon, Harry Rodrigues traveled with production partner Nick Hook from the deserts beyond Dubai to the volcanoes of Japan, recording quirky sounds and ancient musical traditions to bend into raw materials to use in the studio. Lucky for us they’ve handed over the full set of samples, giving you the chance to add a new edge to your musical palette and maybe even broaden your vision of sound itself.
What makes this sample pack so cool is the narrative behind it all. Below you can watch the 26-minute documentary from Red Bull Media House about Baauer’s sound travels, download the pack and read our interview with Harry about the recording experience, how he’s manipulating the sounds and his reasons for giving away this sonic treasure trove.
Here is the video Searching for Sound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmF6yJRIs3E.
More on this documentary here http://baauer.redbull.com/.
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician & Multimedia Artist | Sr. Systems Analyst | Founder of the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup