HISS and a ROAR Tortured Piano

HISS and a ROAR has announced the release of its Tortured Piano sample library.

There is nothing sadder than the death of a musical instrument, but this broken old piano was deceased long before I got it. So my mission was to immortalise its final sounds as it was struck, scraped, twanged, hit and slowly deconstructed to a pile of kindling and broken wires. And then a wake was held….

The resulting library is an incredibly diverse collection of disturbing and unsettling sounds, perfect for evocative sound design but also useful for many practical applications: some of the wood creaks, shrieks, hits & splits are particularly resonant, while many of the metal-on-wood scrapes are prime source material for woosh creation.

Tortured Piano features

  • 24bit 192kHz stereo.
  • 1,143 sounds.
  • 3.7GB download, 7.3GB unrar’d.

Tortured Piano is available to purchase for the introductory price of $79 USD until May 20, 2011 (regular price $99 USD).

More information: HISS and a ROAR / Tortured Piano