One person’s experiment with new gear is another’s background listening — one’s focused subject of hands-on attention, another’s office-filling atmosphere. Such is “Dry Sun Anode,” a gently torqued drone that contorts in one direction while it moves in another. It’s the work of Ken Mistove, aka Kenzak, who lives in Simi Valley, California. The tool he was fiddling with is Atomic Shadow’s Panoramic Wave Generator for Kontakt, which the developer calls “an experimental sound generating sample library.” He talks over at his website a bit about what he was up to:
I explored the first two presets this weekend. I turned off Kontakt’s effects and routed each patch to its own buss. Each used a unique delay line (Fxpansion’s Bloom and ValhallaUberMod). These were then both sent to an instance of ValhallaVintageVerb. Both tracks made extensive use of pitch and modulation wheels.
In the end, it was a quick experiment resulting in a filter swept drone. The resonant filter on Bloom really colors the first Kontakt patch (Android Sine). The second patch (Atomic Yak) is not very prominent but does peak through the background every now and then.
Will I be exploring this library more? Absolutely…