Joshua Meltzer Selects

Joshua Meltzer Selects

In this Pianodrop, Joshua delves into his archive and explains what it is about these five instruments that makes them special.

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Ultrasound Pad by Joshua Meltzer

A beautiful pad created from an ultrasound recording.

Dusty Old Autoharp by Joshua Meltzer

Autoharp from the 1800's sampled in many varieties.

Upright Bass Drum by Joshua Meltzer

A Tom Waits inspired percussion instrument created from a double bass.

“Space Island” Toy Steel Drum by Joshua Meltzer

A Solaris-esque stereo steel drum recorded with a 414.

String ODDsemble by Joshua Meltzer

An impressive collection of instruments grouped together to create bowed string sounds.


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All around amazing

5.0 rating
April 9, 2021

I love all your stuff Joshua. It’s always well recorded and there is a wide variety of them from sound design to traditional instruments. These were some of my favorite from them. Keep doing what you do.



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December 27, 2020

This is amazing stuff!
Thank you so much, Joshua!
The patches are inspiring, vibey and sound great! This website is a god-send! 🙂

Axel Steinbiss

Great set of instruments

5.0 rating
October 24, 2020

I love the Autoharp with Ensemble for its higher register sounds as a lead above other pads.
The upright Bass Drum has a lot of cool foley-style effects worth trying out.
Steel drum is simple and effective.
Lots of drone-pad ideas in the String ODDsemble.
Thanks Joshua for all your work.

John McVicker


Pianobook’s most prolific and inventive Samplists chooses his personal faves from his archive.

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