TCIPk – Tiago Cunha’s Intimate Percussion kit

Soft percussive wooden sounds created from a violin...

The story

“Percussive violin remnants”: that’s what this kit contains.
I struggled to find just the right sounds to percussively accompany softer, you may say “more intimate” music. Drums and “big percussion” are easy to find, but what about its counterpart?… I ended up reaching for an old, broken violin, I had in the very back of my room. It has no bridge, and is completely unplayable, with only the E string remaining, holding some tension. And I found the sound of this violin’s body to be the percussion instrument I was just missing. I collected soft percussive wooden sounds and “sFx” from various parts of this violin (and also from the side of my piano) and put them into a keyboard-wide single SFZ instrument. Looking at it now, it’s a simple collection of sounds, in the spirit of “musique concrète”.

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  • Subtle yet useful percussion

    Like the sample pack's creator, I've found it difficult to source premed soft percussion sounds of indeterminate origin. Something that gives you the sense of percussion without attracting attention to itself, and something that might go unnoticed. Maybe even sounds that you can't identify even once you've noticed them. This sample pack ticks all the right boxes. It's not loud or flashy, but its dead useful. I just wish it was available in Kontakt.

    Sam Ecoff19 October 2021