Welcome to Bowed Grand Piano – a library decided to deep sampling of bowed and FX based grand piano strings. The bowing of a piano is a delicate 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 then oue Plucked Grand Piano, since the concept of bowed piano tends to go in the more ambient/drony direction. We bowed every single string on a world class grand, including both sustains and staccato notes.
We then did a variety of ambient recordings and started developing an entire drone section of the library, which is all based on source material from the piano. In addition we added a massive FX section to the library, which contains tons of string glisses, scrapes, scary slams and percussive FX etc. We also programmed specific artificial legato, so users can experiment by using legato on the instrument.