The Whale Piano’s origin is a simple upright piano that belongs to my family, which I have sampled a while back. It wasn’t a very great sounding sample instrument so I later decided as an experiment to resample it trough a broken spring reverb, guitar pedals and trough my Vox guitar amplifier in stereo. It sounds as the name implies; big, underwater and slow. It is dark and distant and is most suitable for ambient and moody material, for virtuoso playing no so much. I have added a low and high pass filter to cut out some of the mud if desired and also added a simple attack knob to turn it in to a pad.