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:



The response was tremendous, resulting in Christian listening to well over 400 samples. In the following video Christian shares his shortlist – it’s well worth a look as there are loads of great inspiration for manipulating samples – check out all the videos linked as well to see all the different approaches to sound mangling.



From a vote on that video the winners were picked – many congratulations to the three winners, Michael Denny, Art Tadevosyan and Ben Tinker!



You can download the winner’s samples here:

Also the best of the rest are available in this handy download:


We also now have lots of great demos featured on the Pianobook Soundcloud page, which are also embedded on each of the piano pages so you can have a listen before downloading


If you would like to create a demo then check out the Demos page on how to submit.


As always, the Pianobook Forum has been very active with topics including:

plus much much more. Head over to the community today and start contributing!

New Submissions

Meanwhile, new to the Pianobook library we have a great range of new instruments for you to try:

Included this month is Christian’s final version of his Schimmel Piano – “Spring Piano”, he walks through the making of this version, along with some observations about why pianists play ahead of the beat in this video:



We can wait to see what people get up to in June! Check out the How To Sample guide and, when you’re ready, Submit Your Piano to the Pianobook Library!