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Ever wanted to destroy a Piano? We did it.
Even if the word „Piano“ is included in the Deconstructed Piano, this instrument isn´t quite like anything you would expect as a piano. Explore a familiar sound of a piano in a complete new way. Play textures, strikes, hits and sustained sounds including screws. The variations of this piano are exhausted to the limit.
Deconstructed Piano: the name explains itself. Cinematique Instruments have disassembled a piano to its soundboard and have worked on this in many different ways: they have played, hit, stroke and destructed the piano with a wide range of materials. They also 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, 24 different percussion sounds (recorded in multi round robin variations) were captured which can be easily mixed to the entire piano sound or just be used separately for experimental purposes.
Plenty of textures, soundscapes and noises of the piano by scrubbing, hiting or playing the soundboard has been recorded also. While disassembling the piano all that noises of destruction done with a sledgehammer were recorded and put this into an extra patch as well as in a special categorie inside the textures patch.
The instrument comes with three completely different patches: The Piano – Strikes – Textures
The piano patch is the basic instrument. It delivers three different sound categories with eleven piano sounds in total. By dragging, you can control the volume of each sound. It gives you the possibility to combine and create your own instrument setting. Besides an attack and decay slider, the instrument provides a button that randomizes the volume of each of the 11 sounds which results into new sound combinations. The patch also includes an FX section in which you are able to choose reverb, delay, distortion and an EQ.
Explore the sound of a sledgehammer bursting on the piano, a crowbar trying to rip of the strings and even more. All these sounds and noises were sampled to create huge impacts. Finally plenty of soundscapes were collected. This patch is a very useful tool to create evoloving textures with tension. Beside the above mentioned sound options of EQ, reverb, attack, decay, distortuion, this patch provides and automatic volume variation with speed control as well as an „hold“ button for an infnite sound.
Deconstructed Piano requires the full version of Kontakt 4 or higher.
Please notice: This library can not be used with the free Kontakt Player! To use this "Open Kontakt" format, you need a full version of Kontakt, which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.
The minimum required Kontakt version number for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the developer's website.
- macOS 10.14 or higher
- 64 bit
- Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
- RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)
- Windows 10 or higher
- 64 bit
- Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
- RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)
- Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
- Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AAX
If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.
For your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!