—— It is with deep sadness that I report the passing of Richard Waters, inventor, musician and artist , on July 4, 2013. He will be deeply missed. —–
The waterphone, for me, is a hand-held acoustic synthesizer! Invented by Richard Waters back in the 1960’s this amazingly responsive, expressive and sublime instrument opens one’s ears to a new world of sounds.
My friend and colleague, Joel Henigson and I, with the blessing of Richard Waters created a set of waterphone sample for the NI Kontakt format. For more information click here.
I often use the waterphone with my analog synthesizers:
My friend and colleague have created a sampler set for Native Instruments Kontakt which you can order here. Here is a brief overview of the samples set.
If you would live to purchase an original waterphone or find out more about this amazing instrument go to Richard Water’s Waterphone Page.