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HOW TO REVIEW

How to write great Pianobook reviews & Beta test your own packs to make them as good as they can be….

Beta Testing a Sample Pack

Introduction Creating a sample pack or library is a long and arduous journey. It’s a labour of love and because of that, we can sometimes be blinded by problems with our creations in the same vein as being told your angel of a child has been naughty at school. We need colleagues to tell us…

WE ACTUALLY DROPPED A PIANO

September, Aberdeen, 2020, well… seeing as it is 2020 expect anything. Every week on our YouTube channel we perform a “pianodrop” to coincide with releasing the next batch of instruments. A quick highlights video showing off new sounds and some of our old-favourites. The thing is we needed a cool ident for it so… why…

MAY HIGHLIGHTS

With nearly 40 new instruments submitted this month, May was no exception to our record-breaking streak of submissions! Find out more in the video below, and find those instruments here! PIANOBOOK SUNRISES It’s been a long couple of months of early and earlier starts, lots of coffee, and some truly incredible sunrises. We’ve cataloged them…

MAKE MUSIC DAY 2020

This year in honor of Make Music Day we’ve made noise, made samples, and plenty of music! Watch the three part event hosted by both Christian and Spitfire Audio, and make some music of your own! MAKE NOISE Christian shows you how to record your own samples at home, using everyday objects and a mobile…

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS

OUR BIGGEST MONTH YET! A record-shattering 73 instruments submitted by the community with over 100 demos to go along with them. In fact there were so many great instruments we had to release two highlights videos! Find out more in the video below, and find those instruments here. NFTW April has also been the birth…

Piano Lockdown Playlist

“Music will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer To help us all through these difficult times, here at pianobook we’ve created three of our own ‘Quarantune’ playlists. Not full of upbeat and…

Piano Day 2020 – Music By 300 Strangers

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST PIECE OF SYSTEM’S MUSIC To celebrate Piano Day 2020, the Pianobook Community has joined together to attempt to create the world’s biggest piece of system’s music. Inspired by the music of Steve Reich and taking a lead from Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choirs the community has submitted over 380 parts to make up…

February Highlights

Music in utero From a majestic church organ to sounds from the womb, Christian walks through some of the amazing instruments submitted in January. A Systems Music Treat for Piano day Celebrate Piano Day 2020 with us as we attempt to create the world’s biggest piece of systems music. Find out more in the video…

Piano Day 2020 needs you!

The World’s Biggest Piece of System’s Music To celebrate Piano Day 2020, the Pianobook Community is joining together to attempt to create the world’s biggest piece of system’s music. Inspired by the music of Steve Reich and taking a lead from Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choirs we want you to create you own unique contribution to…

Miraculous FREE Samples

January Highlights

New Year’s Honours List (Pianobook Edition) Christian highlights some of the key contributors to Pianobook from last year. Here’s to an exciting year ahead! Congratulations to all the honours list: Simon Fyffe Egor Kurdello David Hilowitz Jon Meyer Joshua Meltzer Stephen Tallamy Andrew Ward Angus Roberts-Carey Christopher Scullion Conner Sawchuk Andrew Finch Keith Theodosiou Pete…