Sponge Piano 2 = Cramer upright piano+ human thumb x bathroom sponge
This library contains wwo Kontakt .nki instruments (Kontakt 5 + Kontakt 6) with 4,500 24bit binaural samples recorded with Jecklin Disc technique.
Size is 1.9GB (NCW compressed from 4.6GB sample pool) and requires the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8 or higher – not compatible with Kontakt Player
A beautifully recorded character piano with the warm thump of strings deadened by a well sponged thumb. Sponge Piano is what happens when you multi-sample a conventional piano in an unconventional way.
The aim here is to create a new piano timbre. Something which carries the weight, emotional oomph and play-ability of a traditional piano. But with something a little different going on.
A bit Agnes Obel , a hint of Tom Waits and with death metal possibilities.
Open up the front of a piano to reveal the strings inside. With a naked thumb, softly push a small piece of spongeonto the uppermost part of a string.
Find the appropriate key and play the note lightly, adjust the force of the thumb until you get a lovely soft piano thump.
As you move the thumb/sponge down the strings you get a softer, deader sound with a slight de-tuning effect.
Repeat this process for all 92 notes with around 20 hits per note – after a few weeks (and a lot of coffee breaks) you are on the way to a Sponge Piano.
Fortunately, Sound Dust has already done this bit for you!
NEW IN VERSION 2
Two Kontakt .nki instruments (1 Kontakt 5 + 1 Kontakt 6)
50 snapshots – Kontakt 6 version
4,500 24bit binaural samples recorded with Jecklin Disc technique
Lovely Cramer upright piano with every note over 7 octaves sampled with up to 20 velocity layers
4 randomized round robin layers
1.9GB download (NCW compressed from 4.6GB sample pool)
Multimode humanized ARP/sequencer
Sample start fader
Octave up articulation
Record crackle or tape noise articulation
Keyboard velocity sensitivity adjustment
Voice stack mode for up to eight notes at once
Note attack speed control
Note release control
Multimode glue control
Transient, tape, delay and distortion effect
Three band EQ
A hint of room reverb
Replika delay and high quality algorithmic reverb – Kontakt 6 version
All controls will show up in DAW automation
Reequires FULL Kontakt 5.8.1 or above