The Whale Piano’s origin is a simple upright piano that belongs to my family, which I have sampled a while back. It wasn’t a very great sounding sample instrument so I later decided as an experiment to resample it trough a broken spring reverb, guitar pedals and trough my Vox guitar amplifier in stereo.
It sounds as the name implies; big, underwater and slow. It is dark and distant and is most suitable for ambient and moody material, for virtuoso playing no so much. I have added a low and high pass filter to cut out some of the mud if desired and also added a simple attack knob to turn it in to a pad.
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A whale with a nice personality!
This download was 1,7GB big, but the actual sample is around 300MB which is an example of bad file management. Anyway, the patch works fine and it has some interesting sounds inside. It's really not an actual piano though. There is just a piano leading smoothly leading the ambient sounds behind, which are can produce a nice soundscape. The GUI has some pretty clean aesthetics, and lets you play with just the attack, and there are also a high cut and low cut filter. It's a good one, and I personally like it with a high attack, acting like a smooth pad.