This project was derived in Fort Worth when we came across a semi-rusted out piano just left on the side walk of an old musician’s residence. A piece of notebook paper was attached to it with some tape that said “Free Piano”
Planning begun as soon as we stored it away. We could have restored it at a great cost, but we had a different idea brewing in the hot Texas spring of 2017. We decided on destruction.
We set up the Piano above local traffic on a hill in the backyard of one of our own engineer’s parents’ property. The dense trees that ran down the hill created a nice diffusion from the traffic below. The wind cover was from us being positioned below a retaining wall along with the aid of the tree line.
The sounds were very dry. We knew this would be the case going in, and so we cleaned and tailored each booming hit with some reverb to give the piano a little more of a lively sound.
Also included is a set of designed whoosh impacts. They were a natural fit for such a library, and so we put some booming hits to go along with the elements we tailored. These designed sounds were created within Reactor using the Whoosh ensemble from our friends at Tonsturm.
We used our own elements from Little Boxes, Signal Return, Motion Textures, The Rush, and more to build and tailor these sounds.
Take a listen, and grab some piano smash today.Piano destruction, smashes, hits, impacts,designed whooshes, and much more.
Number of Files: 388 High Quality WAVS (37 minutes)
Size Unpacked: 2 GB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
Gear Used: Microphones used in the recordings are the Sennheiser 416, Sennheiser MK421, Shure SM57, and the Shure VP88.
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