A Piano in Rome (Pad)

A pad created from a piano shared between generations....

The story

This is a piano that I found last year, in the attic of my grandfather’s house in Italy, a couple of days after he died. I was only twelve but very determined to somehow bring it back to life. It was covered in dust and despite it initially sounding quite unloved, with the help of an SM57, and lots of handy tips from Christian’s inspirational videos – I tried creating my first ever proper sample instrument.
At the beginning it sounded really quite awful, but with a bit of mangling (and “splosh”!) I think it turned into quite a beautiful pad. This is a really special piano for me, as it was my Grandpa who originally taught me to play.


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