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
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.