I just wanted to tell you a bit about what we\'ve been up to at Bigga Giggas and let you hear the very first result from our next release, the Rain Piano.
There\'s so many great grand pianos around right now, (and yes, I\'m currently working on yet another one), so I figured it was time to sample a ordinary upright piano.
Since I always like to find a different angle, I also wanted to add a special touch to it, so I came up with the idea of the Rain Piano.
I simply gave the pianotuner the instruction to make the piano, sligthly, out of tune, but in a musical way. I wanted the piano to sound like it had been out in the rain for a day or two.....
After the initial shock, the pianotuner agreed on doing what I asked. I must say he did a very fine job!
The piano got exactly the kind of personality and character that I wanted it to have. Nope, it\'s not a Steinway or a Bosendorf, it\'s a \"Nordiska Pianon\", a nice Swedish piano, and nooo, it\'s not perfectly in tune, it\'s perfectly out of tune, if you get my point......
It hasn\'t got the classy style and perfection that many of the current sampled pianos have, but it has tons of personality.
The people who have betatested this and another piano (a 8/8 layered concert grand, perfectly IN tune), ends up just doodeling around on the Rain Piano with a silly smile on their face. One comment was, \"I get a feeling that someone is gonna bring me a glass of whisky when I play this...\"
Here\'s a first mp3-example of the Rain Piano (it\'s the midi from the piano shootout page, so you can compare it with the others, but really, this is something different...):
Rain Piano Beta 0.1