Jim Sanger’s Reviews
Very natural double bass that has a good tight sound
As lofi as you get. Grungy and noisy but reacts well to a low pass and reverb. Try it in the lower register
Bass! How low can you go?
Pretty low is the answer. Really useful instrument for low and sub sounds that's very tweakable. Some of the sounds are pretty nice higher up too.
That's Meyer, rhymes with choir!
I'm sure Jon just made this because he's fed up of people pronouncing his name wrong but I'm glad he did. Very characterful with lots of variables
You Take The Low Rhodes
I'm always looking for basses that don't get lost in a mix and this often does the trick. Nicely percussive and good for faster parts.
Super simple deadened kit
Great sounding little kit for smaller productions although its a little temperamental. I particularly like the snare sound
Handy sounds either for inspiration or to add another layer to a track
Hat's off to Marco the Musical Wizard for putting this together. Some lovely sounds especially the high longs that really benefit from some extra reverb. I've paid for a lot worse sounding libraries in the past
Sublime and beautiful, don't be scared
Probably my favourite pianobook instrument. One of my favourite string sounds of any library I own. Simply stunning.
A bizarre collection of noises. Not sure where I'd use it but very different. More of a sound design tool really.
Good sound for adding some movement, particularly nice in the lower registers. I recommend a high pass to get rid of some of the rumble
So 80s makes me wish I could grow a mullet.
Classic 80s sounding synth patch for a nice clean and mellow piano sound
Feedback without upsetting the neighbours
Simple tool that's handy for adding some depth and discordance. I've used this blended with real guitar to add some life.
Nostalgic and Melancholic
A nice sounding muted piano but its the atmospheric delayed effects that make this something special. Play a few notes with the sustain pedal down, start twiddling knobs on the GUI and you have a track
Crystal Clear Loveliness
A superb collection of sounds in a very professional library. Clean hits, pads and movement. Lots of great presets that sound great out the box
Not just a dulcimer
The plucked dulcimer itself is a nice enough sound although not the cleanest with the notes cutting out before they fade. There are however lots of great organic textured pads that could work in a variety of different situations.
Pick Your Own Sherlock Score
I'm sure you'd pay good money for something of this quality. I've not had the chance to use it on any projects but its one of those I know I have in the locker if I ever got the call for a Victorian Detective series.
Atmospheric Dusty Old Synth
I love the sound of this and the demo I did for it is one of my most liked tracks as well as inspiring singer Nic Evennett to write a song around it. Really inspiring and great sound but use the low pass to tame some of the hiss. Bit of a one trick pony but what a trick.
Lo-fi Choral Beauty
Very useable lo-fi choral sound that's quite transcendent. I'd love to hear a cleaner less distorted version but it's a beautiful sound none the less
Olafur watch your back
A lovely sounding piano but the cascading ripple effects are what make this special. You can achieve a sound similar to Olafur Arnald's stratus with very little effort and lots of control.
My Favourite Piano!
This is a real hidden gem although its not perfect. I have umpteen pianos I've paid for but this is probably my favourite although there are several inconsistencies and little glitches. I've opened up kontakt and altered some of the note levels and the responsiveness to improve things. If I ever find the time I'll do it properly and share the results here.
A Pandora's box of Americana
I can't recommend this collection of amazing sounds highly enough. You could score an entire film or series with these beautiful textured pads. Top notch work from Joshua.
Heavenly piano shimmers
Very simple but extremely beautiful and original instrument. I'm itching to find a film score I could use it on
Beautiful but glitchy
One of the best sounding pianos on the site but very glitchy. Its not very playable but for very slow pieces you can get a rich and very upfront sound.
This is remarkable, one of the best pianobook instruments I've tried. I wrote a production track within ten minutes of trying it out. Just get it
The Good The Pad and The Ugly
A good organ like sound. A pure pad thats highly useable and the ugly being no GUI.
Warm and Bright
Its a beautiful sound as you'd expect from Jon with a lot of variables. My only criticism is some notes are unexpectedly quiet when circling through the round robins so I bounce the track down to avoid any unexpected dropouts.
Hours of Synth fun
There is so much packed into this instrument you're bound to find something you like. Loads of controls including a rhythm engine. I've not used it on any productions yet but I could happily spend a rainy Sunday just playing with it.
Familiar Sounding Upright
We get so used to perfectly sounding pianos this is quite refreshing. Its not perfect but its a more real and recognisable sound that would sit well in smaller productions.
Useful Guitar Swells
I'm a guitarist with a fancy sustaining pedal but I've found myself reaching for this to save time. Quite a variety of frequencies on the GUI for getting that Daniel Lanois type of sound.
Its an ebowed piano!
Really inspiring and original sound that evolves and moves. I've used it on loads of tracks to add atmosphere and movement without sticking out. Can get noisy when holding down notes but I kind of like that effect. I tend to map a low pass filter to the mod wheel
The repeated bowing is great for building notes in a Steve Reich/ Jonny Greenwood kind of way to make a moving systems type of sound. Really well recorded
Inspiring and simple
Probably my favourite of Dan's contributions. Simple but with lots going on in a really subtle way.
Lo-fi noisy and dirty
Very wobbly and glitchy lo-fi kind of sound. I love it
Eno called, he wants his pad back
A very simple and pure pad. Has a clean synth like sound but with s lightly organic quality about it. Very Eno. Typically classy from Bunker sounds.
Dark and Inspiring
Perfect for minimalist pieces or for adding wobbly echoes to an existing piano
Beautiful and Pure
Superbly recorded and a beautiful sound. I like how dry it is so you can either drench it in splosh or use it as is. Highly playable
As intimate as it gets
This sounds so close I feel I should have taken Dave out for a drink before playing this. Best with headphones on
I have a habit of sticking a lot of sounds through tape emulators but this saves me the bother.
My go to celeste
Sounds gorgeous and I use it all the time. Really responsive and not much on the GUI but it doesn't need any tweaking
Who thought banging on a box could sound so great.
Great GUI with loads of control options and different sounds. My percussion skills are pretty terrible but I can get this to work for me
Beautiful and menacing at the same time, perfect pad for dark dramas or subtle horror I'm still waiting for the right project to use this but it sounds superb.
Shut your eyes and you're in an Icelandic church with Sigur Ros
Great authentic sound and well recorded.
Like a dirty celeste
This is a go to instrument for me, Great for adding notes to the higher register as it seems to sit in a track without sticking out.
Ambience with some depth
Another great one from Joshua. Great for sitting underneath other tracks or for interesting ambience. I like adding a controllable low pass filter to this one
Ripples of Loveliness
Typically classy from Joshua. Great for adding some movement. Worth opening up Kontakt and playing with the settings to suit the track
Sounds like the real thing
I really like this one, its almost like a harmonium in character. Great as a more organic option instead of a synth
Old fashioned upright
This reminds me of the first piano I ever played as a child at my aunties house. Loads of character and not perfect but sometimes imperfection is exactly what's called for
Does it even need a review?
Simply one of the best instruments on here. Made many of us think who's this Jon Meyer bloke? Truly inspiring