Home Office Lunch Break

A collection of sounds at my home office I made during lockdown...

The story

During lockdown my employee asked me to make a short entertaining video for my colleagues to watch during lunch break. I took my musical talent and creativity to make a song with things from my home office desk. Ranging from mouse clicks, glasses, rubber band but I also had out of the box ideas and recorded my vaccum cleaner and toilet. After finishing the song I always had the intention to make it into a library. The relaunch of pianobook gave me the motiviation I needed to finish it. The finished song can be found below.

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  • Music in the Home Office!

    Super great, super inspired, and tons of fun. One of my favorite tricks is adding "desk percussion" to tracks. At this point, there's nothing left on my desk which hasn't been recorded. These sounds are well recorded and super useful. It would have been really nice to have the tonal elements such as the bottle blows, doorbell, and glasses in separate patches mapped across the keyboard so they'd be playable. I think that was a really big missed opportunity. Other than that, I think this collection is great!

    Sam Ecoff24 October 2021
  • Very very unique sample patch!

    Very unique set of sound library! It has many selection of hits and bits, including voices!

    Asuka Amane30 October 2021
  • Funny instrument

    This are very well recorded samples, which you can decontextualize latter, since the GUI has no knobs in it. The idea of making music with ordinary non-musical objects has always attracted me, and this approaches very well to that idea.

    OsvaldoDeJesus28 October 2021
  • More useful on the foley side...

    I would have loved to see a little more processing on the sounds to give them more musical qualities, but that's just me. Since they are pretty raw and dry samples, it'll be obvious in the mix that they are just household sounds, which may be a good or bad thing depending on what you're looking for. Some round robins would also be nice to add realism and variety.

    Christopher26 October 2021
  • Interesting collection of foley sounds.

    less of an instrument, more of an exercise with sounds. I can envision a number of useful situations for this instrument since I work with game audio, but it could have been really fun if some of the sounds were warped and pitched to become more musical. I am also messing around with using some of the sounds in a glitchy percussion set, I think that sounds neat. All the sounds are recorded very well and it is fun to throw into a song, but not super useful to most people.

    Ada Maskil12 November 2021
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