Composer, sound designer and lover of funny noises Pendle Poucher aka Sound Dust has released Sponge Piano, a quirky yet strangely useful Kontakt instrument.

Sound Dust Sponge Piano GUI

A beautifully recorded character piano with the warm thump of strings deadened by a well-sponged thumb. Sponge Piano is what happens when you multi-sample a conventional piano in an unconventional way.

The aim here is to create a new piano timbre. Something which carries the weight, emotional oomph and playability of a traditional piano. But with something a little different going on.

Sponge Piano features

  • One Kontakt .nki instrument.
  • 1,200 24bit binaural samples recorded with Jecklin Disc technique.
  • Lovely Cramer upright piano with every note over 7 octaves sampled with up to 20 velocity layers.
  • 458MB download ( NCW compressed from 1.6GB sample pool).
  • Multimode humanised ARP/sequencer.
  • Cunning pseudo round robin system.
  • Keyboard velocity sensitivity adjustment.
  • Voice stack mode for up to eight notes at once.
  • Note attack speed control.
  • Note sustain control (note length) pre-mapped to Modwheel (changeable by right-clicking).
  • Transient, Tape, Delay and Cabinet modelling effects.
  • Three-band EQ.
  • A hint of room reverb.
  • All controls will show up in DAW automation.
  • Fully NKS compatible.
  • Requires FULL version Kontakt 5.8.1 or above.

Sponge Piano is available from Time+Space at a 20% introductory discount until November 25th, 2018.

More information: Sound Dust