Sound on Sound is an independent magazine that releases informative articles charting the impact of technology in music recording and production since 1985. Remaining at the forefront of recording technology, Sound on Sound is “recognised internationally as the 'bible' of the music recording industry and a firm favourite of top producers, engineers and artists.”
After the release of 5Elements, Sound on Sound raved in their March 2021 issue that the new virtual instrument “allows for a wide range of inspirational sounds that evolve in tonality and include shifting overtones, scrapes or other organic components.” The magazine continued by describing the instruments as “pure magic” and “deliciously exotic.”
The South of India, a sonic epicenter where music is often less a performance art form reserved exclusively for the stage, more an extension of daily existence, an everyday reality. As a predominantly oral music tradition passed on from generation to generation, children are taught by their mothers, fathers, grandparents, learning to live and breathe their music more than merely just playing it.
Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Space inspire creation in an entirely new way this time, by taking the form and shape of musical instruments. EarthMoments is proud to present 5Elements, an innovative library of instruments inspired by the very elements that make our world, made for Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player.
Early this year, EarthMoments launched a series of virtual instruments called 5Elements, which features 8 unique handmade instruments crafted and designed by Svaram Musical Instruments & Research situated in Auroville, South India. We caught up with Aurelio C. Hammer, founder of Svaram to tell us all about his inspiration behind creating musical instruments.