Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Deconstructed Piano, a new Kontakt instrument library.
The instrument offers the sounds of a disassembled piano, including textures, strikes, hits and sustained sounds including screws.
We have disassembled a piano to its soundboard and have worked on this in many different ways: we have played, hit, stroke and destructed the piano with a wide range of materials. We have used a regular piano hammer, different kinds of mallets such as a felt or a wollen ones, screws, plecs, sticks, thumbs and even straws to coax new inspirational harmonic sounds from the instrument.
In order to achieve additional perucussive material, we have captured 24 different percussion sounds (recorded in multi round robin variations) which can be easily mixed to the entire piano sound or just be used separately for experimental purposes.
We have also recorded plenty of textures, soundscapes and noises of the piano by scrubbing, hiting or playing the soundboard. While disassembling the piano we have recorded all that noises of destruction done with a sledgehammer and put this into an extra patch as well as in a special categorie inside the textures patch.
Deconstructed Piano for Kontakt 4 or higher (full version) is available for purchase for 74 EUR / $82 USD.