Glass of Water
I attempted to sample my own piano which is an old Kawaii piano i inherited from my grand parents, the thing is probably 40 – 50 years old, not much in instrument years but me being 29, having an instrument that’s older than me is pretty cool.
My attempt failed as the area my piano resides is way too noisy during the day for me to be able to sample it properly, so here i am waiting for the right night to sample my piano.
now with this new knowledge of how to sample things i started to look for other things i could sample.
and i ran into well… a drinking glass that so happened to be thin enough to produce a tone, it was a very flat F so i started adding water to it until i got it in tune to E and then more water and tuned it to a D.
unfortunately thats as far as the piano went in tones so i had to work with what i had and made this little 2 octave instrument that i called… pretty obviously… glass of water… since… thats what it is…
the first hit i used a pencil with the eraser side to give it less of a click and the sustain is that water cup thing where you wet your fingers and circle the edge of the glass to make it give a tone.
in the end it sounds kind of like a bell but the sustain parts can make a really cool kinda creepy sounding pad that could be used for many things.
So this is not a piano as much as it is just a random instrument i created inspired by the pianobook concept.
i hope someone finds this instrument helpful im sure i’ll be using it as much as i can since its my first time sampling something other than a piano.
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Beautiful and flexible too.
Nice, with the adjustments provided it has a lot of flexibility. With even a modest amount of reverb it acquires a rather dreamy quality and is very melancholic in minor chords!
Really cool sounds Jay. I’ll be sure to use them in a song. Thanks a bunch!