Aria Sounds has announced the release of Hybrichord, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt, featuring sounds that you’d never imagine could come out of a piano.
The vol.1 of Hybrichord is our first exploration into what we can really get out of a normal piano, and the initial results are fantastic. Using various means of getting the instrument to vibrate, including wiring the instrument up, using magnets, electric current, etc, we managed to create some fantastic organic sounding sonic landscapes.
The user interface has controls to allow you to shape and sculpt some of the sound to your liking for use in your music.
Of course, we have also included a variety of more well known experimental techniques, including picks, plucks, bows, hammers, drumming, screws in the strings etc.
The sample library is available for purchase for the introductory price of £19.99 GBP (regular £39.99 GBP).