Broken Piano

Distorted, tape recorded, broken and all around ugly....

The story

There’s really not much to say other than I needed an ugly piano for a recent project and here we are. Also there isn’t much going on under the hood, it is limited. No RR or multiple layers going on here, but it does serve its purpose and I’m absolutely sure some folks will find use of it as well.

This was rec. using a Ribbon mic then processed in my DAW using Tape Recorder 2 (VST) and then from there it went to Infector (Another VST) for a little more of a bite. The samples are indeed several years old but the processed version for this instrument are new. There isn’t anything special about what piano I used, its just a basic (cheaper) baby grand that sat in my old log cabin for many years that I decided to crudely sample before I got rid of it.

Broken Piano - Promo


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  • A very different piano sound

    This piano is a heavily processed one, which can be described as a synthetic guitar harmonics patch. It's definitely unique and different, good to spark some new ideas. Due to that distortion, some notes might seem off-pitch, especially on the lower end, but hey, it's a broken piano, what do you expect? As shown in DS, the keys from F2 to A#3 have a weird delay on the pitch, which is interesting but may be weird when performing.

    The GUI offers some nice options to play with the sound a bit, and it's designed in a way way to handle best DecentSampler's limitations, so special bravo to Matthew for that awesome idea!

    Alex Raptakis30 January 2022