It’s a tale of seduction and the perils of addiction. A tragic journey from freedom to imprisonment then ultimately liberation and a new chance at life. Sometime last year, I found a fly stuck inside an empty beer bottle that I had left on the window sill. This poor creature would have died had I not courageously opened the window and set it free. After, of course, I shook it around a bit and got some good recordings.
Now, a year later, as I remember these dramatic events, I am inspired to compose an ode to this brave little fly. And what better way to pay homage than to use nothing but the recording made on that fateful day.
On the download page are the 6 Kontact instruments I used to make this song which you can download for free. My favorite instrument, was made of three simple elements. For the first element, I EQ’d the above sample slightly to bring out the tone of the bottle, then I loaded it into Kontakt and, using the volume envelope and a compressor, I gave it a very sharp attack and gentle decay. This is what it sounds like at root pitch then an octave lower and and an octave lower than that.
For the next step I simply ran this through Kontakt’s convolution reverb with a custom IR of mine called “dark space”.
Then I added another layer of the same sample this time run through a resonator plugin and EQ’d more aggressively to give it a distinct tone. The resulting instrument, with all the layers together, has a nice full glassy sound with the added textural grit of the fly’s wings flapping.
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…..”Journey of the Fly”.