A slightly different colour of my Ibach piano: I took off the piano lid and dampened the strings with my finger when I struck the keys. This produces a short, hard and percussive sound, but it resonates for a long time (and quietly) because I had pressed the right pedal.
Using the modulation wheel, the filters start working and add a slight movement to the sustain, tempo synced with your song.
Reviews for Finger Muted Ibach
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Awesome piano plucks!
This instrument features a very nicely sampled plucked piano sound that almost sounds like a toy harp, but in a good way! It has quite a character, and it's very fun to play in many styles. Each actual sample is very long and kinda wet, but if you set the release low it becomes almost like a dry pizzicato. If you decide to play more sustained notes, you might be able to listen to some background noise, but it's really not a big issue. Also, super nice to include release triggers as a separate layer, awesome!
Note based on the description: In DecentSampler the filter is not bound to the modwheel though it's really simple to do so.
Nice approach for sampling a piano
I think this is a very original idea for sampling a piano, and is very well done, because has a lot of playability. There is an issue when setting note release knob to zero, because I can hear some clicks. Anyway, this works very well and I can imagine this in many musical situations.
Gotta say I love this sound!!
As someone who has a piano dedicated to weird muted sounds -- usually achieved via a piece of temperament felt -- I love this library! The big drawback for me is that it does sound as though there's reverb applied to the samples. Even with the reverb knob at minimum, I could swear I hear reverb. It's entirely possible that it's sympathetically vibrating strings within the piano, but it sure sounds like reverb to me. Anyhow, I found this library to be incredibly useful and inspiring. Although it doesn't really sound like a piano, it's definitely a sound I know and love, and maybe, just maybe the next time I need a muted piano sound, I might cheat and use this library rather than setting up mics and spending an hour tuning my piano!
Not for me but still really cool
Ive personally never been into these plucked piano sounds but objectively speaking, for anyone who likes this kind of sound this is a really good instrument. Its very staccato and characterful can be used to play cheeky little passages. It makes me think of that kind of playful music where a character is doing something sneaky and funny in an animation. I agree with Sam that even with the reverb all the way down it still sounds kind of wet. It would have been nice to be able to access a drier sound. Again not really my thing but a cool instrument none the less.