I love making sampled instruments. It’s an obsession. It’s like creating a masterpiece. Everything has to be just right and have its place. I do consider myself an artist and my canvas is sampled pianos.
But sometimes artists need a different challenge or they need to stretch in a different direction.
The last few years I have been working on massive piano sample libraries, Production Grand and a few upcoming libraries. Some of these libraries are so big that potential customers scoff at how ridiculous the size of the libraries are. But for me, size is not the issue; it’s what is necessary to get an incredible sonic picture of the piano that I am sampling. The hours, days, weeks and months of editing and perfecting the samples have taken their toll. Getting a fresh perspective by taking a break is what I needed!
For me, it was getting back to my roots, programming and synthesis. As a teenager, I spent hours programming my synths. I had a Yamaha SY55, a DX7 II and Kawai PH50, which was essentially a mini K1 with speakers. I had made more patches for these synths than I knew what to do with and at the time, the internet wasn’t around to share them.
So, the much needed break has resulted in a fusion of my roots and current work. Synth programming combined with my obsession with piano samples turns into DEATH PIANO.
DEATH PIANO is just released and I’d like to share with you a demo and the description:
Tortured, Demented & Beautifully Flawed
Death Piano is a alternative take on Piano Sample Libraries that celebrates the obscure. Full of reverse samples, lo-fi gritty goodness, synthesis shaped tones, morphed massacred sounds and more. Designed for Kontakt 5, Death Piano is an inspiring collection of piano oddities that is sure to inspire film composers, pianists, songwriters, producers and more.