PAIN PIANO by Silence+Other Sounds – Prepared Piano Stabs & Rhythms

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Monday, 30 March 2020
  • Time to read: 2 min.

PAIN PIANO by Silence+Other Sounds – Prepared Piano Stabs & Rhythms

Silence+Other Sounds released a Pain Piano is a sound design Kontakt library based on prepared piano experiments. Silence+Other Sounds had the privilege to access to an astonishing piano boutique in Naples (Southern Italy), where they have recorded a large collection of pianos including Mornington & Weston, a piano from the 19th century, an old saloon-piano and even a piano harmonium, a one of a kind instrument combining a traditional piano with a harmonium apparatus.


  • 7 folders of high resolution and Royalty-Free sounds
  • A total of 530+ sounds (96 kHz, 24 bit .wav)
  • Clusters and atonal stabs
  • Tonal elements
  • Bowed piano effects
  • Eerie antique pianos of the 19th century
  • Unsettling prepared piano effects obtained with iron sticks, snare tails, chains, and screws
  • Tempo synced loops in a specific root key, individually as globally tunable
  • Intuitive GUI to further manipulate the samples, tune them to a specific key both individually as globally
  • Piano Smasher script functionality to randomize samples and create custom SFX
  • Convolution Reverb module with 120+ designed IRs
  • 8 Kontakt Instruments (Full version 5.8.1 or later required)

All of these instruments have been meticulously recorded by experimenting with a variety of objects on the strings to explore the endless sonic possibilities of the piano: snare tails, metallic sticks, screws, aluminum sheets, large cardboard panels have been used to carve out a unique horror SFX instrument that will set your cinematic productions apart. Horrific timbres, eerie atonal tones, stinging notes, and hair-raising stabs are only a small part of the sounds you will find in Pain Piano.

Pain piano is for the composer of music for pictures looking for unique sounds to enrich his composition and drive the audience attention in an easy and intuitive way. Whether you’re looking for dark, low atonal slams, tonal elements, old detuned piano notes, bowed piano strings or obsessive rhythms, the sounds and the multifunctional Kontakt instruments in Pain Piano got you covered.

Out Now! PAIN PIANO – Prepared Piano Slams & Rhythms Kontakt library $29 intro deal + 50% OFF Stringache until April the 30th

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