Kristiansand Octave Cascade

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Pete Malkin ( Twitter | Website )



This is a Grotrian Braunschweig Upright Piano which also lives in the Kilden Theatre in Norway. Whilst I was recording their Concert Grand (also available on Pianobook) I grabbed a chance to continue experimenting in a practice room.

The Piano itself has a big dynamic range and gets used for practice or gigs, usually by bands touring into the venue, so it sees a lot of different hands and styles.

The Kontakt instrument has the usual Piano notes sampled with Christian's MVP template, but... it's also a bit of an experiment in creating continuing textures with the piano too. To do this I recorded a bunch of slow repeated octaves from each note (which can be turned on/off, and aren't to any specific rhythm) which float around the main piano notes to create a seemingly random array of notes as texture.