Woodland Gate

An instrument created from a squeaky London gate....

The story

Leaving the park and entering Elmstead Woods in south east London, I unlatch the gate and let it swing shut behind me: a symphony of squeaky harmonic richness.


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  • Lots of potential with a very clunky UI

    First and most importantly, the sound of this instrument is lovely out of the box, and I can see it being used in many scenarios. The panning seems to favor the mostly the left side. You have to go really high on the range in order to see if it ever goes in the right side as a piano library usually does. In terms of playability, the choices made are a little weird. The expression is set to CC20 instead of 11 which is the most common, and the vibrato is set to CC71 instead of CC21, and the cutton is sett to CC21, whereas it could be set to the CC1 since there is no dynamic layers included. When you try to change them you might be lucky to notice something weird. If you try to click or move a slider from below the "mid" height, it will grab the slider below instead. The GUI is nice though. I like the design but I'd definitely make some changes.

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
  • Great Alien Pad Sound but needs batch resaving

    Great pad sound, but missing file error needs fixing with a batch resave. The GUI is great, and the sliders work well, but I think the sound could be extended with a couple more FX.

    Angus Roberts-Carey14 October 2021
  • Gate Pad; No Gate

    Great pad sound with a lot of flexibility. Great sound design tool to add to your arsenal. Layer with strings or piano. Enjoy!

    dafingaz13 October 2021
  • Another early Pianobook treasure

    A sonorous and surprisingly musical gate related sample instrument. One of those PB pleasures where you can lose hours fiddling about with the sliders and stuff.

    Consterdine12 October 2021