I am kinda into water… it’s like my thing. The first album I made as Subaqueous I used water recordings for percussion and snare samples. It was a really cool way for me to play with water on my front lawn and make some beats. Over the years I have traveled all over the world and grabbed field recordings of water for my music. I’ve put together a free / by donation Live Pack and Sample Library of these sounds.
What inspired me to do this is the protest in North Dakota against the pipeline. The Native Americans of that area are protesting an oil pipeline that puts their water source and sacred land at risk. This issue is also bigger than that. It’s about how we treat water and protect it for future generations. I wanted to share my love of nature, water, and help inspire other musicians to join in this very important conversation.
This Live Pack is a gateway for conversation. I hope other music producers download it and create water-inspired music and join in the conversation. As musicians, we are on the forefront of the culture and can help define our society through our music.
Here is a video walkthrough of the Live Pack and Samples.
The live pack is royalty free. Use it however you would like. If you make a track from the template, or sample in your music, I ask that you share something about the power and importance of water. Also use the hashtags #waterislife #waterismusic #nodapl to join in the conversation.
I also wanted to list some organizations that are fighting for our right have clean drinking water. This is a noble fight, and one I am glad to be a part of.https://donate.charitywater.org/donate/home
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Share your tracks in the comment below, or how you have used water samples in your music.