The Felt Bottle

A water bottle struck with a soft felt mallet....

The story

I found the perfect water bottle, acoustically speaking that is. My family teases me for being obsessed with such things but hey, Im right! This one really sounds good, almost hang drum like at times. I wanted to use a felt mallet to get a softer attack, obviously going for the same effect as a Felt Piano.. I recorded many soft hits with the bottle filled with water at various degrees to change the pitch. I then, pitched them up and down more to broaden the range. I added some light filtering, a little verb and noise reduction. I also included a pad and an Arpeggiator, which I think works really well for this instrument. “Motion And Space” combines the Arp with the pad. You can definitely add some “Splosh” on “The Felt Bottle” for some extra love. Enjoy!


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  • Low on volume, but cute overall

    All the patches are very low on volume, and because of that the multis don't really work that well. The pad duration is very short, so when you are about to hear it, it dies. The main patch sounds very good though. It has pretty much no dynamics at all, but I can see it going well with a jungle cue by using the low range, or in a more child-like cue with the higher range. To my surprise, while Joshua doesn't really put any GUI on his instruments, one patch has an arpeggiator included, and to my extra surprise, it works perfectly unlike most other Pianobook instruments who break after using more than just one note.

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
  • Water bottle? Low range is awesome.

    Simple but beautiful! Very playable. I especially like the low range sounds which has a little like sub boom effect.

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • Simple Pad Sound

    Simple pad sound. Great for composing a meditative piece. Also can be layered with some great string sounds. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021