For this ReFill, every single string was recorded separately from a number of
different microphone positions. Three of the included Combinators represent
carefully tuned piano presets (Piano, Piano Distance, Tiny Piano). For another
set of combinators, a lot of prepared piano techniques were applied, like the
sound of the strings with printer paper clamped in-between, attached plastic
tools, pillow-damped plucking, and more.
Additionally six Combinators with untuned one-shots and atonal loops are
included in the Refill. These sounds were achieved by methods such as throwing
a variety of items into the piano housing, stroking a thumb´s nail along the
lower strings, and more. Furthermore, each person that came along during the
3-day recording session was invited to strike and knock on the piano body in
order to end up with a collection of suspenseful “Percussion” sounds.
On a final note: two weeks after finding this piano, the building where we
found burned down to the ground. So these sounds were saved in the true sense
of the word!
- 13 Combinator Patches
- Combinator Controls: Brightness, Delay, Reverb, Volume
- Combinator Switches: EQ Boost, Chorus, Delay Mode, Compression
- 612 Samples (24 Bit, 44.1 kHz)
- 1.1 GB Sample content
- 570 MB Refill content