The other day I was cleaning up the kitchen and had to change the kitchen paper roll. I happened to hit the hole with my palm and it made a distinct note that I thought sounded quite cool. Why not try to make a sample instrument of it?
It is recorded using a Blue Yeti microphone and I’ve made a Kontakt instrument adding some flanger and rotator effects and also lots of reverb. The reverb and attack can be controlled by a knob and the reverb is also assigned to the mod-wheel.
Reviews for Kitchen Paper Roll
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Fun and usable
What a great sample library this is! I was instantly inspired, and I think I'm going to use it next week in a children's song project I have coming up. The sound is very playable, a little funny, and full of character. It's a very happy little sound! I love the GUI control that allows you to kill the reverb, and it's handy to have an attack control as well. It's pretty much everything you need in the GUI. I turned down the reverb, turned up the amount velocity modifies volume, and I was off to the races!
Paper Roll Bells
This is another example of extremely creative sampling on pianobook. The end result is a really cool, organic sounding synth bell type instrument. It has a really interesting tone across the board. Its mellow and subdued in the low end and sounds like water splashing in a cave in the high end. The GUI is simple but really offers everything you would need. This is a really awesome sound
Why have I never thought of this?
It's very, very simple concept, but very well done as well! Sure the GUI is just two knobs and a wallpaper of an actual kitchen paper roll, but still this is really kind of cute. There is veeeeeery little noise in the samples but I am sure most people won't notice it at all. It's also not dynamic at all, but what the hell do you expect? It's a freaking paper roll!
Special tip: if you max the attack, the high notes sound like water droplets!