Welcome to The New Bowed Grand Piano – a library dedicated to the deep sampling of bowed and FX based Grand Piano.
The bowing of a piano is a delicate and precise effort. Since the instrument is not designed to be bowed we developed a variety of new recording techniques that allowed us to get deep inside the piano and record a variety of bowings and FX that haven’t been covered in previous libraries.
The library is more ambient than any of our other pianos. The concept of bowing a piano tends to go into the more ambient and drone design direction. We bowed every single string on a world class grand, including both sustains and staccato notes. There are no half measures to capturing full and deep emotion.
We then proceeded to capture a variety of ambient recordings and started developing an entire drone section of the library. Entirely based on source material from the piano itself. In addition to this, we added a vast FX section to the library. Containing a large array of string glissandos, scrapes, scary knocks and various percussive FX.