Traveler is a series of virtual instrument libraries tailored to ambient, hybrid, and electronic music that feature different sound effects such as drones, atmospheres, pulses, synths, and pads all crafted by myself. The Traveler series is published by Audio Imperia.

 
 

 

THE INSPIRATION

Having always strived to be a film composer, I've always been much more attracted to the idea of having something to write music to, instead of writing music solely to write music. As I began work on Traveler, I noticed that this tendency was still present, even though I was only making sounds, and not actual music. Having played World of Warcraft for around a decade, it was the original catalyst that melded together music and environment for me. I've always loved the idea of music being able to mentally relocate you to a new place, new surroundings, a new environment, or even a totally new world; and with ambient/atmospheric music being a genre that does just that, I could not help but fall in love with it as well. Traveler gave me the opportunity to take my love for creating ambient/atmospheric music, and disect it for other composers to utilize in their own work.

THE CONCEPT

The Traveler series follows our adventurer, our hero, or dare I say it, our traveler, across the universe to unknown landscapes and far-off worlds. He is a seeker of not only sights, but also of sounds. Each volume serves as a catalog of sounds that our traveler records while journeying across an unexplored planet. Haunting and whimsical atmospheres, curious objects and materials, volatile and beautiful environmental phenomena, or even mysterious and graceful beasts, all of these surroundings offer not only a new world to see, but a new world to hear as well.

 

 

Traveler - Aurus artwork by Patrik Björkström

VOL. 1: AURUS

The first volume, or first planet, Aurus, is a barren landscape above ground, but below, a massive and thriving subterranean ecosystem, so massive in fact, that it has formed its own atmosphere separate from the world it lies beneath. Hauntingly beautiful light waves of lush purples and blues fly across the sky; monstrous pillars made of rock stretching from the floor to the sky-high ceiling reach as far as the eye can see; bioluminescent critters and foliage flourish among hidden dens and dark forests filled with gem-encrusted trees; mountain ranges filled with bizarre weather patterns and peculiar beings climb to the crust above; and serene rivers filled with even more hints of the planet's history run across the landscape, eventually plunging their waters into pitch dark abysses that might never be explored. I hope you enjoy the sounds of Aurus that our traveler has gathered, because although it was a beautiful sight, he always felt as though danger was lurking around every corner.

Traveler - Aurus will fit in well for cinematic scoring, trailer work, underscores, sound effects and also would sit nicely in the arsenal of electronic musicians looking for tonal variety and unique sound sculpting capabilities. There is as much content here that can be used to score horror or sci-fi as there is to create lush and beautiful landscapes, pulsing rhythmic beds or anything in between. I have high praise for the library overall.
— Brian Brylow, Sample Library Review