Soundpaint releases Free ASMR, the latest freebie library for the innovative Soundpaint sample engine.
Soundpaint, if you don’t know it already, is the creation of deep-sampling experts 8dio. It’s an intuitive sample engine with a modular design that aims to remove any limitations of typical sound design. In other words, it aims to provide a blank canvas with no rules (or at least very few).
Free ASMR is a collection of over 800 samples taken from over 8GB of content. Soundpaint gathered the content in collaboration with their user community, who contributed all kinds of weird and wonderful ASMR sounds.
Community collaborations can be pretty cool, and it’s something we’ve seen before with things like Pianobook from Spitfire Audio founder Christian Henson. If you’re a Decent Sampler user, you probably already know Pianobook, but if not, it’s worth checking out.
Before I get off Spitfire Audio, I’ll give a quick reminder that there have been some recent additions to the LABS collection, including Astral Forms and Glass Piano.
Getting back to Free ASMR, this library includes the sound of human whispers, paper crunching, metallic scrapes, and much more. Sometimes when we see a library packed with seemingly obscure sounds, it’s easy to dismiss it as unnecessary.
I’d bet we all know at least one musician who has to be different/weird at all costs, typically to the detriment of their music. The kind that wants you to ask questions so they can educate you on their artistic process while making it clear you won’t understand it. The point is, weird for the sake of weird is never a good way to go, but if weird or obscure sounds good, then do it.
If you ever find yourself in conversation with such a musician, and they are explaining music to you, put on some Thelonious Monk and watch them snap their fingers on the one and three.
The sounds in this collection are particularly valid because ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) is about a physical feeling, not just hearing.
When you want to evoke a particular feeling in someone, ambient or everyday sounds are sometimes a great tool. This type of psychoacoustic experience is a huge part of media composing and cinematic storytelling.
If that’s your thing, Free ASMR could be a great addition to your musical arsenal.
Download: Free ASMR
The fun might come from plugging some of these samples into a grain-based sample player/manipulator.
Or layering them in to existing ambient tracks to create weird textures.