I’ve always been fascinated with using guitar pedals as instruments themselves. Using a grand piano at my brother’s school in Atlanta, we live tracked clusters of octaves through multiple guitar pedals. We didn’t just record single notes, but rather tempo-free swarms of notes to create a swirling and beautifully dense sound. From this, I edited the various octaves across three round robin layers to create an organic and interesting pad.
Reviews for Clustered Cloud Piano
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Very inspiring and dense sound
I think this is a instrument that will surely use for some film compositions. It may need some noise reduction, since I can hear a little bit of cracking sounds in the upper register, but work really fine in the lowest register.
A very textured piano pad
I've tried many pianos and many pads, but this one feels quite unique to me. The texture is lovely but kind of haunting at the same time. It's a very nice take on the instrument for sure. At some point you might be able to notice a few clicks after you sustain the notes a little, and that can be very hard to deal with.
Awesome ambient clusters
This is a pretty awesome sounding and inspiring instrument. I think it will make a great texture in post rock and ambient music. I personally like to move up the attack so it fades in more like a pad and either turn up the release of add/ automate more reverb to extend the tail. I noticed there are some squeaks here and there but its not too noticeable. This is a pretty cool way to instantly get this sound when it would take a few steps to sound design this yourself. Awesome
Grainy Pads with Flavor
This is a rich sounding pad with a slightly grainy texture. It is very full sounding and will eat up a lot of space in a mix. With a longer attack, I found it useful in the upper register in places where the grainy character added to the composition. Fun and inspiring!