Plastic Vinegar

Recycled percussive splosh anyone?...

The story

I used up a plastic bottle of vinegar, and thought the bottle might make an interesting sound, and it sort of does. So I sampled it.

There are two hits; one with finger meat, the other with fingernail. Then there is a electric keys type of sound I made using a hit sample with the Tone Machine in Kontakt. Also there is a cymbalish sound, or sound effect, made from a breath I made in the recording while sampling.

I have to say, the key’s sound isn’t all that spectacular by itself, but I layered the keys sound and the dull hit with a nice grand piano, and the vinegar sounds really make the magic happen. Give that a try, see what you think.


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  • Cool sounds, little customizability...

    As always, Clay is fabulous at pulling some interesting, unique, and even unexpected sounds out of everyday objects. These instruments are really cool and well sampled, but the lack of a GUI with controls really limits the possible uses of this instrument. I would recommend downloading it also since it's a very small file size and giving it a go, but just keep in mind that the sounds you hear are about all you get unfortunately.

    christopher18 October 2021
  • It's alright I guess

    4 instrument patches, and one multi. Let's go. The Sharp Hit is sharp, but the ambient release stops suddenly. It is also not dynamic at all, and the high register sound pretty much like a woodblock does. Same does the Dull Hit patch but that sounds like a woodblock even in the lower ones. The Cymbal is weird but interesting in a way. It's just the same one sample stretched across the keyboard. I do think its tail is very short though, especially for a "cymbal". The E-Keys was the most interesting patch for me, since it reminds me something like an analog synth. Unfortunately there are no controls at all, so that's the only sounds you can get. The multi is just a combination, which doesn't do much for me.

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
  • Great Sound, Made From A Vinegar Bottle!

    It never ceases to amaze me. The creativity and genius of the Pianobook community. Who would've ever thought of taking a plastic bottle of vinegar and turning it into an instrument? The sound of this is incredible. It has an 80's synth feel to it. Layer it with strings or piano for some interesting textures. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021