BROKEN PIANO

WALKTHROUGH

PRODUCT INFO

When it came to our attention that an aging Baldwin piano was destined to be turned into a coffee table after being found unrestorable, we took it upon ourselves to grit our teeth and sample the hideously out of tune instrument in full detail.

 

The entire 88-key range of the instrument was sampled chromatically with two dynamic layers, one suitable for subtle suspense and one for jumpscares. The quieter dynamic features two round robins. In addition, a massive set of aleatoric effects and hits have been recorded.

KEY STATS

Kontakt FULL 5.6.8+ Required (?)

 

595 Samples; 1,785 Files (?)

 

1 GB of HDD space

(+950 MB for installation files)

 

HDD of 7200+ RPM or SSD recommended

DEMOS

BEHIND-THE-SCENES

THEN... AND NOW!

After being sampled, the piano was disassembled and turned into a coffee table, now residing at Virtuosity Musical Instruments in Boston, MA. The body of the piano was used to make a bookshelf, also located in the store.

 

You can see the coffee table in the bottom left corner of the photo below. Pianists might want to look away from the photo to the left...

GUI

ARTICULATIONS / PATCHES

Articulations

  • Broken Piano - Soft & Hard Original
  • Broken Piano - Soft Original
  • Broken Piano - Hard Original
  • Broken Piano - Soft + Hard Semi-tuned
  • Broken Piano - Soft Semi-tuned
  • Broken Piano - Hard Semi-tuned
  • Broken Piano - FX

Snapshots

  • Snapshots - Backstabber
  • Snapshots - Broken Space Clavier
  • Snapshots - Cowell's Scrapbook
  • Snapshots - No, it's not your buffer
  • Snapshots - Synthetic Dawn
  • Snapshots - We made it worse!

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