“I was living in Eugene, Oregon,
USA, in 2005. I borrowed a set of crystal wine
goblets of various sizes from the musician
“Disharmony of the Spheres” (which she would play in
her live setup with a violin bow). Each of them I
filled with water and tuned, recording every
chromatic note possible with each goblet, in the top
floor of an old wooden house. The samples have an
eerie quality, with each particular goblet having
its own character, sometimes with a rubbing or
squeaking sound also emerging which adds to the
The Ableton Instrument includes
every one of the samples pitched to be able to play
with any MIDI instrument in-key, perfect for ambient
soundscapes. It’s divided into five main groupings
of notes to select between, so is basically 5 full
instruments in one.
I hit up Nick to see if he wanted to
collaborate on an instrument, and these samples
which i had not released publicly yet seemed like a
The download includes both Simpler &
Sampler varieties of the Live Instrument, making it
available to Live Suite and Live Standard users….
Eugene for Kontakt offers 7
variations on the samples.
A quick resume of the Eugene Kontakt
variations included here.
1. Eugene Bleep utilises the Beat
Machine setting of Kontakt to get a repetitive
2. Eugene LoFi has a Tone Machine setting and no FX
to get that fuzzy, grainy feel of an old synth.
3. Eugene Museum has a slow attack, long release,
long reverb and a chorus FX to give a haunted,
4. Eugene Rhythmic has an LFO generated
5. Eugene Synth is a permanently arpeggiating organ.
6. ugene Waters has a lot of everything on it and
has that cave feeling.
7. Eugene shows off some of the richness of the
samples in conjunction with all of the FX.
The instrument pack is available for
download from Isotonik Studios for free.