The story

Not much explanation is needed I think.

The toilet lid in our bathroom has started singing to us in a melancholic way.

It’s especially audible in the dead of night and has snuck into dreams as the distant fog horn of a tanker ship lost in fog.

NB: The RAW file was recorded with a fruit based mobile device, then with some rudimentary NR and splosh turned into this here drone. RAW file included if you want a play from scratch.

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  • Total crap.. in a good way

    I had to try this for obvious reasons. Turned out to be one of the coolest drones I have found on the platform so far. I really like the ceramic/water sound it has. I was thrilled to see a mod wheel mapping which made it easier for me to play with the control of it. Although the sound is simple and isn't evolving, the attack and release in combination with the mod wheel gives a lot of flexibility. I am messing around with layering it over some bass synths, hoping to create some mystery/suspense.

    Ada MaskilSamplist 30 October 2021
  • This Toilet Lid Drone isn't Poop! Sorry

    One of the most unexepected sound on Pianobook. I remember downloading it in order to convert it to DecentSampler, I was like "Uhh Toilet Lid? Ok, sure, why not?" and then was very surprised by the tonal quality of it. Add some dark and long reverb to it and you have the perfect sound for a distant creepy pad. Test it, and you won't go to the toilet alone at night anymore...

    Fred PoirierSamplist 16 October 2021
  • Dark Drone

    Despite the sound source this is a pretty quality drone. It definitely has a spooky vibe and builds up tension and unease. The low end is really fat and deep while the higher notes can be pretty bright and kind of vocal like. I can see myself using the low notes more than the highs but i think i would probably cut some high frequency from the high notes and add reverb to mellow them out. This kind of creative sampling and sound design is really what pianobook is all about

    septemberwalk09 November 2021
  • A different kind of a wet toilet lid

    I really wonder how this sample ended up like this. I can really hear two parts in this sample, a more hollow at first, which then evolves into a very screechy one. I like it though! It has a little bit of white noise, but it's not too much. I enjoy more the initial, hollow-like sound, which does great justice to the lower register. I wish there was an option to control those in a way. There is only a Dry/Wet knob though, on top of the two Dry and Wet patches, which can be very, very wet.

    Alex Raptakis25 October 2021
  • The Downward Spiral

    Well, it's something I never would have thought to sample. It's helpful that the "instrument" is presented both with and without reverb. It does sound like the original sample was processed with reverb, though, even when you turn it off. I'm not entirely sure where you'd use this sound, but maybe it's going to be useful to some.

    Sam EcoffSamplist 03 November 2021