The Empty Kitchenshelf – BottleEnsemble/Organ

The Empty Kitchenshelf – BottleEnsemble/Organ


I was thinking how can i create a church organ out of nowwhere…
i could buy a sample library…
but then i thought…
how about building it myself?

So i took 8 different bottles out of my kitchenshelf and 2 different size beer bottles
and recorded me blowing them like a whistle so that the microphone would stand right infront of my virtual organ.
I started in the middle in front of the mic with the lowest and bassy sounding bottles first
and changed position slowly to the left and right sides.
Then i did it the other way around to have a different shape.
I also recorded dampened versions of both to have a more calm sound option.

I designed the instrument, so that there will be different multi – racks in kontakt to choose from
and also that you can change the sound by leveling and tuning the different voices/bottles:
-Open (Openly played)
-Closed (Dampened with my hand)
-Halfmuted (only 4 Voices)
-Top/Bottom Closed (half of the voices open half closed)


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Good idea using multi racks

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December 19, 2020

The way to stack the multiple “registers” into layers cannot be simpler but… actually it is the first time I see an instrument the family of the organ built this way.
Simple, efficient… I think it is an inspiration to start building my own instruments.
I like it, organs are in general “easy to use” and this one also sounds special.



A church organ made from beer bottles

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