Sound designer Diego Stocco has created a new video, A Fisttul of Leaves, that demonstrates how to transform the sound of a leaf blower into a complete track.
As an example, he used a sound that he says “has been tormenting my life,” his “sonic enemy,” the “infernal machine that ruins the life of many musicians” – a noisy leaf-blower.
Stocco demonstrates how to import the leaf-blower sample, and then transforms it. He shows how to use Omnisphere 2’s “innerspace” effect, which takes the sonic qualities of one sound (in this instance, a harmonium), and apply it to another sound. He also explores using LFO’s to module effects to make sounds that evolve over time.
As always, with Stocco’s videos, he demonstrates how with some creativity, you can take some pretty uninspiring source material and do amazing things with it.