Developer: Man Makes Noise
Here’s an idea no developer has ever thought off: let’s make a piano library.
I know, I know. The world really frigging doesn’t need another deep sampled piano library with a hundred microphones to choose from. So I didn’t make one. Instead I made you something very different.
The Lobby Piano is an exploration into what a piano can be. A collection of sound design piano tones ranging from experimental playing styles to completely recharged sound explorations. The Lobby Piano is at home in pretty much everything you do. It’s not really a piano anymore. Really it isn’t.
I recorded sounds from a single piano (located in a lobby, duh) with an assortment of orthodox and unorthodox methods and tools (a hammer and a keychain were involved among other items). Still this is not an effects piano nor a prepared piano. It’s a designed piano.
The Lobby Piano contains 200 patches with 296 original soundsources. The patches are divided into 13 categories that are easily identifiable within Omnisphere. The categories are:
Alarms (7), Arps (22), Atmospheres (16), Basic Piano Sounds (10), Basses (10), Designed (8), FX (10), Hits (8), Keys (43), Pads (35), Percussion (20), Pulses (6), Synth (5)
The Lobby Piano requires Spectrasonic's Omnisphere 2.5.
The Lobby Piano takes up 578 MB of hard drive space.
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The Lobby Piano received Top Pick from Sample Library Review.
"There are plenty of piano-based sounds included, but to say that this is a “piano soundset” is akin to calling a Saturn V rocket a “projectile.”
The Lobby Piano received a 5/5 star review from StrongMocha.
"This is an intense and mysterious soundset and one of the few one-stop-libraries for contemporary film scoring."
The Lobby Piano received a 5/5 star review from Sample Sound Review.
"The Lobby Piano is like a piano from Hades designed with an unsettling dark atmosphere that encompasses much of the library."
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