Category: Highlights

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…

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…

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…

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…

December Highlights

CHARACTER AND (CHRISTMAS) SPIRIT As a Christmas gift to the community, Christian put together his version of Max’s Bentley piano, plus had a moment playing through some of last month’s submissions. DEMO HIGHLIGHTS Here’s a playlist with all the tracks submitted in December.   If you would like to create a demo then check out…

November Highlights

EXPLODING WATERMELONS! Christian walks through more submissions, makes a drum kit from cutting room audio clips and explodes a watermelon. BOYBAND PIANO Returning to the idea of close mic’ing a piano to generate a tracked piano, this time with more microphones and duck tape! DEMO HIGHLIGHTS Soundcloud is brimming with new demos – check out…

October Highlights

CELEBRATING 100 FREE INSTRUMENTS Marking the 1 year anniversary of Pianobook, Christian walks through some of the latest submissions to the Pianobook library. BAGPIPE COMPETITION SHORTLIST Not only did we learn that Christian spits fire and audio, but also you can actually make a whole range of unique instruments from 29 Bagpipes tuning up. DEMO…

September Highlights

CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF PIANOBOOK In September 2018, Pianobook was officially launched with a Prologue video from Christian. One year later and we now have a website with a massive sample library of community contributed pianos and other instruments. Upright pianos, grand pianos, felted and prepared pianos plus a range of other interesting pads and…

August Highlights

  MAKING MUSIC FROM POOH? Whether the term “Pooh Breakfast” has anything to do with the sound of 29 Bagpipes tuning up is up to you! Christian teases the upcoming Pianbook competition and walks through another set of submissions to Pianobook.     PROGRAMMING ROUND ROBINS WITH A KALIMBA Christian discovers the simplicity of programming…

July Highlights

  PADS FOR PIANOS I think it would be fair to say that in July Pianobook got a bit “paddy”, as reflected by Christian’s vlog and the large number of pad instruments submitted to the library (which now has its own Pads section).      MAX’s BENTLY PIANO (CONTINUED…) If you remember from the June…

June Highlights

  KONTAKT MASTERCLASS We began June with a beast of a masterclass with Jonjo and Leo from Spitfire Audio on how they go about creating a piano instrument in Kontakt.      AIR PIANO Following on from the recording session in May, Christian unveiled the Air Piano, along with an in-depth look into the way…

May Highlights

  Rusty Gates Who would have thought that a Rusty Gate would have inspired such great creativity! Whilst walking through the most downloaded Pianobook pianos, Christian set a competition to see if the community could create instruments out of some raw audio clips recorded on holiday. Check out the video explaining it all below:   …