The Sneaky Piano

The Sneaky Piano


I sampled this piano super later one night at my university to help me underscore a cartoon. Each note is sneaky-staccato with a unique preparation.
Preparations ranged from simple stuff like blu tack under the hammers, to muting strings with my hand. The idea is each note is different and a little surprising!

Mix tip: Try degrading the sound with Izotope Vinyl or Klevgränd’s FreeAmp, before sending the signal into a medium room reverb…

Special thanks to Simon Dalzell from, who was kind enough to advice me throughout the process of writing the KSP script!


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4.0 rating
August 15, 2020

Super chaotic cuteness + coolness

Tim Rideout

This is to date (April 7th 2020) still my favorite pianobook instrument

5.0 rating
April 7, 2020

This instrument is quite simple, but very unique and pretty. Not many libraries capture the staccato sound of a nice piano so well, AND this one is quirky too. By far one of my favorite instruments to layer into a mix, and people always comment on my piano tone when using it. The sound brings me back to the soundtrack of Breath of The Wild.



Prepared piano with many useful and surprising techniques.

4.5 rating
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