Diego Stocco has used Omnisphere 2 to make a leaf blower sound amazing

If Sergio Leone had made a short film about sound design, it might have looked something like Diego Stocco's A Fistful Leaves.

Determined to do something to end his hatred of the sound that had previously been the bane of his musical existence, Stocco sampled the noise of a leaf blower and then used the audio as the basis for various patches in Spectrasonics' Omnisphere 2. He then used these to create a track.

Coming soon: The Good, The Bad and The Tumble Dryer.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.