Possibly the most fun pre-release announcement we’ve ever received is from Ninajirachi for her first album-length release, the “Second Nature” mixtape.

As a part of this release she has shared two things: an interactive virtual world, where all the objects you see have been created by her fans on Discord, and a downloadable set of snare drum samples she designed for the mixtape – giving producers a snare from each song to use in their own work.

Second Nature: virtual world

Click this link to enter and navigate the virtual space, soundtracked by elements from the mixtape https://secondnaturemixtape.com/

Use these keystrokes to navigate the virtual world:

  • [w] – [a] – [s] – [d] keys to move through the world
  • Mouse or trackpad to look around
  • SHIFT to run
  • SPACE to jump

You’ll hear sounds and songs from the mixtape, including a collaboration with legendary singer/songwriter-turned-producer Montaigne (they met at Liveschool). And if you want to add to the virtual world take a video of something in your world and upload it to her server where it will be turned into a 3D object and appear as part of the Second Nature World.

Snare Drum Samples: download

In this download you’ll find a snare sample from each song, plus an Ableton Live Project containing a drum rack of all the sounds, and a sample-selector device to easily dial in the samples in any track.
Get them here: Ninajirachi Second Nature Snares

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Hear the full mixtape: Second Nature by Ninajirachi

Stream the mixtape here: https://ninajirachi.bandcamp.com/album/second-nature.

Second Nature full release drops November 11 and is available for pre-order now.

Ninajirachi is the artist project of producer Nina Wilson, one of the expert team of instructors at Liveschool.