FSF: 2022 November 4

Massive water tank = BIG sounds

Last weekend we went to Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, and did a bunch of hiking. In Cacapon State Park, we found a big water tank; naturally, I had to record it. Once I had it in GarageBand’s Sampler on my iPhone, I made several instruments from it:

  • a HUGE kick,
  • a snare,
  • a very tick-y hi hat,
  • a bass, and
  • two pad layers.

The kick is pretty close to the original sound of the water tank, whereas everything else is tweaked a bit to get what I needed. The bass and pads come from looping a very short segment of the water-tank recording.

Get all of those sounds and the beat, for free, wrapped up all nice in a GarageBand for iPhone project, by clicking the big button above. You can also check out my Skillshare class on iPhone sampling, in which I sampled a bunch of other things in my kitchen and turned them into playable instruments using just GarageBand on my phone.

Come on back every week for new downloads containing 2 components each: an original, unprocessed recording of some non-musical thing; and a GarageBand for iOS project containing the Sampler instrument(s) that I’ve made with that recording.

Want to learn how to do this yourself? Check out my Skillshare class on turning found sounds into instruments using just your iPhone. If you sign up, you’ll get a free month of membership!