Experience an inward journey into the finest details of sound—Salu offers a unique assembly of close, intimate, experimental instruments and textures for sensitive, inspired musical expression. Recorded with an exceptional cast of performers at the Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia, Salu is a direct and visceral connection to the close-up intricacies of emotion.
Sounds for the inward journey
The specific sonic aesthetic is an inward journey: Sounds that are delicate and intimate and expressive.
Everything was recorded to be as close to the sound as possible, with multiple mic options—close mics for each singer, for example. And you can dial-in the unique ambience of the room sound as required.
The recording sessions were planned together with the performers. Their own artistic insights led us to new ideas, with each thought informed by the atmosphere of the forest all around.
Recorded at the Arvo Pärt Centre
Located 40 minutes outside Tallinn, Estonia, in the middle of a pine forest, the Arvo Pärt Centre is equal parts cultural space, concert venue, creative environment, a tribute to, and an archive for the life’s work of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The building itself and the forest it sits in work together to create an atmosphere of peace, calm, and reflection—an atmosphere that directly inspired the sounds of Salu.
71 carefully-constructed sound design patches complement the instrumental side of Salu. All patches were created using the source recordings—enhanced and augmented by layering and effects processing. Most patches here offer complex dynamic expression—use the modwheel while playing to control the intensity of a patch. Perfect for underscoring, and expressive enough for much more.