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Oliver Patrice Weder — The Pool Project

A toolkit of transportive textures

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  • The Pool Project artwork

    A toolkit of transportive textures

    Breathe new life into your compositions with this versatile toolkit of unique timbres, created by contemporary composer, Oliver Patrice Weder. For his second sample library, the expert sound curator has recorded a wide variety of instruments and techniques in the remarkable setting of a reverberant pool house — surrounded and inspired by nature. The sounds range from contemplative solo and trio vocal chants and breathy woodwind swells to personalised piano sounds, delicate percussion and shimmering organic and electronic loops — carefully sculpted to blend together seamlessly and complete with a range of bespoke controls, effects and reverbs. Adding a much sought-after human quality and fragility to your music, these transcendental textures are suited to intimate film scores and contemporary classical or ambient tracks alike.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    40 presets

    Dedicated plugin

    Listen to Oliver Patrice Weder — The Pool Project

    As I stepped into the pool house, I immediately knew I had to record in there. The natural reverb is the perfect length and size, and placing a microphone in the centre above the water created a spring reverb quality, allowing me to capture and reflect the peacefulness I was surrounded by. The voices were my first choice, as to me, they are the closest sound to nature.

    Oliver Patrice Weder


    The Pool Project house

    • Available in Spitfire Audio’s award-winning, dedicated plug-in
    • 40 exclusive presets: Vocal Trio (6), Gentle Breeze (6), Solo Voice (7), Pianos (Double Felt & Taped), ‘Toys’ (5), Percussion (4), and Synth Loops (10)
    • A range of specially curated in-built effects and controls, providing a wealth of complex sonic possibilities to drastically control and manipulate each of the presets — Dynamics, Expression, Attack, Release, Reverb, Stretch (controlling the speed of the sample playback), Distort (taking the organic samples to a completely new place), Variation (to switch between different variations of the sound), as well as Key Release and Pedal controls on piano presets
    • 13 specially curated IR reverbs
    • Dynamics fader moves the signal from Close to Room on the organic patches, and controls the arpeggiator speed on the synth patches
    • Two stunning piano sounds created from a mellow 60s Petrof, treated with felt and tape
    • Each sound is velocity sensitive for varying tones
    The Pool Project GUI

    This record and sample library have a very clear sound palette — I was working towards a timbre, rather than songs. Above all else, I was in search of “the sound” that would reflect my feelings, surroundings and imagination.

    Oliver Patrice Weder

    Oliver playing piano
    OPW artist portrait

    What's included

    Vocal trio

    • Aah Drone
    • Aah Swells
    • Meditation Trio Chant
    • Mhm Drone
    • Mhm Swells
    • Nana Swells

    Gentle breeze

    • Airy Longs
    • Airy Swells
    • Circular Breathing
    • Meditation Longs
    • Pulsing Swells
    • Swells

    Solo voice

    • Aah Longs
    • Breathy Ooh's
    • Eee Longs
    • Meditation Chant
    • Mhm Aah's
    • Mhm Longs
    • Nana's


    • Double Felt Piano
    • Taped Piano


    • Harmonica
    • Kaval Flute Longs
    • Kaval Flute Experimental Longs
    • Recorder
    • Toy Piano


    • Drum Machine
    • Jawbone
    • Travelling Shaker
    • Organic Loops

    Synth loops

    • Forest Glade
    • Lala
    • Wild Cicada
    • Maximum Magic
    • Last Sun
    • Comfortable Blizzard
    • Night Ride
    • Complex Ant Burrow
    • Coloured Rain
    • Pollination Dance


    How do I add this library into Kontakt?

    You don’t! The Pool Project is a dedicated, free to use plugin available as VST2, VST3, AAX and AU, so it can be used directly in your favourite DAW.

    What software will I need to install?

    You will only need the Spitfire Audio App which you can download here.

    What software will I need to run this library?

    We provide a VST2, VST3, AAX and an AU, so as long as your chosen DAW supports one of those plugin formats, you’re good to go.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.15 to OS 13

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 or Windows 11 - (Latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM

    Recommended: Intel Core i7 6th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    File size

    1.7 GB download size

    1.70 GB disk space required during install

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