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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  • 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
  • Unexpected sound - unique hitting texture!

    Never imagined the sound from the title!! It has a nice tube kind of sound with nice amount of ambience.

    Asuka Amane30 October 2021
  • Cool plucky sounds and keys!

    This library contains four patches and a multi. I found them all to be well recorded, well edited within Kontakt, and very playable. I wasn't a huge fan of the Breath Cymbal FX, but the other three were really fun, useful plucky sounds. The multi is also great. In his laster instruments, Clay started providing an easy way to disable the reverb in the GUI, but these instruments require you to dig into Kontakt. It's great that the sounds weren't recorded with reverb, however, so it's easy to eliminate it if that's what you prefer. A worthy download!

    Sam Ecoff04 November 2021
  • Very Creative

    I feel like this sample maker always makes such creative instruments. Even if i dont like some of them, i always respect the sound design. There are three patches and a multi. I dont really love any of these instruments but i liked the keys the best. It has an interesting tone and the sound itself has a bit of modulation or something going on so its pretty interesting. I dont really like the cymbal much. The sharp hit i acctually find to be pretty good with some high taken out. Again while i dont personally like this instrument much the sound design is always so interesting.

    septemberwalk14 November 2021
  • 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
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