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This is Not a Piano: A Speaker-Filled “Piano” That Produces Amazing Sound



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Do you know those days when you just don’t feel like dealing with people? Do you want to hole up in your apartment and enjoy some peace and quiet? But your upstairs neighbor is blasting some god-awful music again, and you can’t seem to find the will to get out of bed? Well, friends, today is your lucky day. I have just the solution for you. I present to you: “This is Not a Piano.

This ingenious invention is just what it sounds like: a piano filled with speakers that produce amazing sound through resonance. So why not hole up in your apartment and enjoy some beautiful music without having to deal with your noisy neighbors?

The only downside is that you might have to deal with your downstairs neighbor. You see, this not-a-piano is a bit louder than the average piano and might cause some noise pollution of its own. But who’s going to complain?

A Piano Filled with Speakers

Have you ever seen a piano filled with speakers? No, us neither. But that is because it doesn’t exist… yet! This incredible Kontakt Library is called “This is Not a Piano.” It’s a speaker-filled piano that produces amazing sound through its resonance.

This is NOT a Piano! It’s an innovative Kontakt instrument that allows you to create amazing sounds and textures. Whether you’re looking to add sustain to your tracks, or create unique loops and reverse effects, This is NOT a Piano has everything you need. With 20 presets tailored to different styles and genres, it’s easy to find the perfect sound for your music. And with support for stereo, spatial audio, surround, binaural and VR audio, This is NOT a Piano will work with any speaker configuration.

This is NOT a Piano that has 20 tailor-made articulations. They’re all played and sampled through the body of an upright piano. This gives you an incredibly realistic sound and makes it easy to create complex arrangements and compositions. With This is Not a Piano, you have everything you need to create professional-sounding tracks.

Audio Brewers attempted to combine the two ideas in a reversed manner, but with a lot more Pianos and Sound Design libraries available. What if Audio Brewers built a sound, and then played it THROUGH the Piano to capture its resonance instead of preparing a Piano and then doing some Sound Design with its sound?

‘Cinematic Alpha’ used the DOVInst system from ‘Soundsmiths’ to approach instruments’ sounds, allowing ‘Brewers’ to build amazing sounds thanks to their DOVInst technology.

This is Not a Piano: A Speaker-Filled “Piano” That Produces Amazing Sound

Why not try out This is Not a Piano for yourself? It’s the perfect way to escape from the noise of your noisy neighbors. With its incredible sound quality, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful music without having to deal with any distractions. Plus, its resonance will fill your apartment with sound, creating an immersive experience that you won’t want to miss. So why not give it a try today?

Audio Brewers Sound Design Phase

The first phase of Audio Brewers’ adventure was to develop 20 articulations that would run through a piano’s body. The goal of Audio Brewers was to EXPERIMENT and hear sounds in new ways, so Audio Brewers concentrated on developing a wide range of noises in order to see how the Piano’s resonance changed with the corners.

Finally, because interesting higher frequencies on a Piano may be tough, the sounds are created with a lot of frequency richness to enable them to cover the complete range of the soundboard.

‘This Is Not a Piano’ Comes in Stereo and Ambisonics 

This is Not a Piano.” comes in stereo and ambisonics versions, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. With its incredible sound quality and immersive resonance, This is Not a Piano will help you create amazing music without having to deal with any distractions. It’s also compatible with any speaker arrangement.

This is Not a Piano was recorded, mixed, and delivered in Ambisonics and Stereo. With its incredible sound quality and immersive resonance, This is Not a Piano will help you create amazing music without having to deal with any distractions.

Everything was recorded and mixed in Ambisonics and Stereo, allowing you to experience music on a whole new level of detail. With its incredible sound quality and immersive resonance, This is Not a Piano will help you create amazing music without having to deal with any distractions.

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Peace by Audio Brewers – An Overview, the Innovative Bowed Instrument




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If you’re a music producer or composer, you’ll know that an instrument’s sound can significantly impact the overall feel of a piece.

That’s why DustBowl Cinematic and Audio Brewers are so excited to present their one-of-a-kind bowed instrument – Peace! Let’s explore just what makes this innovative instrument so unique.

Design and Craft Process

Created by master luthier Stamatis Stringaris through a laborious transformation process, Peace was crafted from a decommissioned Soviet missile shell.

The delicacy and precision required for such an endeavor is truly awe-inspiring.

Audio Brewers partnered with DustBowl Cinematic during the creation process to capture every minute detail of this unique instrument to create the highest quality samples possible.

Finding the Best Sonic Spots

The team at Audio Brewers then set out to find the best sonic spots where they could capture the sound of Peace in its purest form.

This involved creating an immersive sonic ambiance for each note and adjusting each sample until it perfectly reflected the instrument’s original sound. As a result, listeners can expect crisp, detailed notes that evoke feelings of peace and tranquility with each listen.

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Power and Versatility of Next-Gen Adaptive Polyphonic Legato

What sets this bowed instrument apart from other musical offerings is its use of Next-Gen Adaptive Polyphonic Legato technology which allows it to automatically adapt to playing speed and dynamics without any mouse or DAW control needed – freeing musicians from being slaves to technology.

Additionally, Voice Movement Awareness ensures that even when using many voices simultaneously, each one will remain distinct and true to its original sound.

Stamatis Stringaris Pushes Boundaries with One-Of-A-Kind Missile Shell-Bowed Instrument

Stamatis Stringaris has taken his artistry to the next level by creating a one-of-a-kind bowed instrument crafted from the shell of a missile. Stringaris, the founder of DustBowl Cinematic, was inspired by unconventional materials such as found objects and fabrics to create something truly unique.

Using his skill and creativity, he fashioned this instrument out of all things industrial – an object built for destructive purposes now fashioned into something musical. He is pushing boundaries with his new design and immersing himself in the world of neo-traditionalism.

Audio Brewers and Dust Bowl Cinematic Collaborate to Bring Unique, Expressive Instrument to Life with Intuitive User Interface

Audio Brewers and DustBowl Cinematic have come together to bring a unique instrument to life. Through the detailed sampling of the instrument, its true personality can be heard.

Every nuance is captured, recreating a one-of-a-kind sound perfect for any artist. This expressive creativity is further amplified with the bonus of an intuitive user interface, making it easier than ever before to come up with seriously professional-looking results.

With the combined efforts of Audio Brewers and DustBowl Cinematic, this instrument’s power can be unleashed from studio productions to everyday music creation!

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Peaceful Sound Achieved: The Complex Process of Crafting and Sampling a Calming Instrument

The development of peace is a highly complex process, beginning with the initial design and crafting of the instrument. Subsequently, finding its best sonic spots requires meticulous attention to craft an instrument that meets the desired specifications.

Sampling and mixing using immersive techniques isn’t quick or easy either; much trial and error must be used to find the optimal combination for a peaceful sound. Ultimately all of this work helps create a truly calming listening experience when these elements are brought together perfectly.

Revolutionary Polyphonic Legato Technology Brings New Level of Peace and Harmony to Musical Performances

Peace and harmony can now be achieved with the aid of enhanced Polyphonic Legato technology. This revolutionary product is adept at automatically adapting to the nuances and dynamics of an individual’s playing speed, allowing players of all levels to express themselves much more naturally.

A wide range of sound types, instruments, and evolution techniques make this a truly unique product that provides crystal-clear sound quality no matter the genre or style. Finally, players can enjoy unrivaled performances thanks to this innovative technology that takes their musical talents to new heights.

Revolutionary Adaptive Polyphonic Legato Liberates Musicians, Revolutionizes Music Production

Adaptive Polyphonic Legato technology liberates musicians from restrictive editing and production methods, revolutionizing the way music is made.

Adaptive Polyphonic Legato (APL) is musicians’ next big game changer. The vision of APL was born out of a need to break free from the often daunting and restrictive areas of using a mouse for music editing and a DAW for music production.

It is designed, coded, and explicitly adapted by and for musicians so that they can be liberated from tedious click-and-drag tasks. By harnessing the power of APL to its full potential, creatives can produce more freely and create groundbreaking music faster than ever before. Ultimately, this powerful new technology looks to revolutionize the way music is made in the 21st century!

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True Panning and Dolby Atmos

When it comes to mixing, True Panning is an innovative technique that Crescent has pioneered. It allows users to place a strings ensemble around the listener’s head in three-dimensional space, creating an immersive experience unlike any other. It utilizes Ambisonics technology to achieve this, allowing for a much more realistic representation of the performance than traditional stereo hard panning.

Dolby Atmos is another technique that can take advantage of the spatial capabilities presented by Crescent products. Instead of simulating spaces and then placing a stereo signal in them like most other methods, Atmos uses a fully spatialized recording and unfolds it around the listener’s head – providing an incredibly accurate representation of what you would hear if you were present during the recording session. Furthermore, this process can be done in a matter of seconds and requires minimal effort on the part of the mixer.

Both techniques provide users with unprecedented levels of immersion and accuracy when compared to traditional processes, thus making them invaluable tools for achieving superior recordings and mixes.

The ease-of-use and impressive sound quality provided by both True Panning and Dolby Atmos make them essential components for any musician or engineer looking to take their productions to the next level.

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4 Stereo Mixes Included

  • A Mix offers great balance from the Musician’s perspective. You’ll feel embraced by the sound of the instrument plus you will hear the sound of the helmet complementing it with a reverb-like sensation.
  • A BODY Mix offers the sound the shell emanates. The sound contains much more body and colour in the lower end.
  • A HELMET Mix offers the sound that comes from the military helmet. Filling your music field with a thin reverb-like sound.
  • A BINAURAL Mix offers the best Immersive type of sound if you are wearing headphones.

Stereo mixing is essential in music production, allowing the engineer to create a well-balanced mix that suits their artistic vision. By combining audio signals from multiple sources into a single stereo output, the engineer can create a sonic landscape that is truly unique and engaging.

At its core, stereo mixing involves combining two separate audio tracks – each of which has both left and right channels – into one complete mix. This technique also allows engineers to create various effects such as panning, spatial placement, reverb, compression and more. Commonly used to refer to the practice of blending different instruments or elements together to form a single soundscape, stereo mixing creates depth and texture in recordings.

One type of stereo mix is known as the ‘Mix’, which seeks to provide a balanced sound from the musician’s perspective. It combines all of the audio sources together by blending them into one cohesive mix. This type of mix ensures that each instrument is given equal weight within the recording and creates an immersive listening experience for the listener.

A ‘Body Mix’ on the other hand focuses more on creating a fuller overall sound through accentuating bass frequencies whilst still providing clarity for each instrument. Meanwhile, ‘Helmet Mixes’ offer a more reverb-like sound as they use military helmet microphones to capture sounds with thin reverberations that fill out the overall sound field.

Lastly, binaural mixes are explicitly designed for headphone listening experiences, offering an even more immersive sonic experience because they take advantage of directional cues inherent in natural 3D sound fields.

In conclusion, stereo mixing offers multiple options for creating engaging sonic landscapes that use various techniques such as panning, reverb and compression. Whether you’re looking for a balanced ‘Mix’ or something with greater body such as a ‘Body Mix’ or Helmet Mix’ – there’s sure to be something that meets your needs!

Experience the Future of Sound: Immersive Perspectives Revolutionizes Music Listening with Ambisonic Technology

Immersive Perspectives offers a different listening experience than traditional stereo or surround sound mixes. These mixes are created using Ambisonic technology, replicating a real-life environment’s sound to create a fully immersive 3D soundscape. Ambisonic technology captures sounds from all angles by using multiple channels and microphones placed strategically around the room, giving listeners an unprecedented level of realism and immersion. 

In these real-world scenarios, sounds come from all directions—above and below our heads, from behind us and ahead of us, and from above and beyond us—creating a much more realistic listening experience than what could be achieved with a traditional stereo or surround sound mixes. With Immersive Perspectives, listeners can feel as if they’re actually in the recording space with the artist as they play their instrument. 

Immersive Perspectives also offers true panning capabilities—listeners can move through virtual space as if they’re physically inside it. This enables engineers to place instruments at varying distances throughout the mix to create dynamic depth and movement in the soundscape. The result is a mix that provides more accurate localization of sounds within the mix and allows for greater control over how those sounds interact in various playback systems

Beyond providing an increased level of realism, Immersive Perspectives also adds storytelling elements to music production. Musicians can place instruments at different points in the mix to influence how their story is told through sound—where each instrument should be placed for maximum impact on both the listener’s ears and emotions. By using this approach, artists can transport their listeners into another world through their music without having them leave the comfort of their own homes.


As you can see, Peace is genuinely an innovative bowed instrument unlike anything else currently available on the market today that has been crafted with meticulous care and precision by master luthier Stamatis Stringaris in collaboration with Audio Brewers & DustBowl Cinematic.

Combining Next Gen Adaptive Polyphonic Legato technology with Voice Movement Awareness ensures that every note sounds crisp and accurate to its intended source – no matter how fast or slow it is played – allowing musicians more creative freedom than ever! Who knew something as simple as a decommissioned missile shell could revolutionize music composition? We did! And now you do too!

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Library Spotlight – Axé



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Epic Latin Music with Axé

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Tangent Drum – Ambisonic Steel Tongue Drum



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Tangent Drum by Audio Brewers

The boutique sample company Audio Brewers released Tangent Drum. Tangent Drum features a Steel Tongue Drum sampled in so numerous innovative ways and techniques, Audio Brewers went overboard to offer you infinite ways of playing and experimenting.

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From typical finger tipping and mallets, all the way to play it with brushes, a wrench, and even bowed, Audio Brewers produced a massive set of articulations comprised of 5 Core, 13 Prepared, and 10 Sound Design – 28 Articulations in total.

Mics and Mixes

Tangent Drum was sampled with tradition in mind – but this time in immersive Ambisonics: An overhead Ambisonics microphone mixed with an Overhead Pair of mics create a three-dimensional spatial field that will blend with your music perfectly.

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Tangent Drum Sample Detail

Audio Brewers placed an Ambisonics microphone inside the resonance box of the instrument to capture the unique resonances that happen all around the instrument itself, to help you hear as if you were trapped inside the Steel Drum. A unique perspective! Audio Brewers also tried something new without Macro perspective, where Audio Brewers placed an extremely sensitive microphone as close as possible from each tongue so as to capture the sound as soon as it emanates from the steel tongue, Audio Brewers later mixed this in Ambisonics so you can feel all the tongues surrounding you at perfect intimacy.

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These helped us create an instrument with 6 octaves of full life with no pitch artifacts on the transients, you can now go crazy on that keyboard and have a 6-octave Steel Tongue Drum at your disposal.

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Additionally, Audio Brewers created patches in multiple keys (C, D, E, F, G, A, B) so no matter the Key your song is in, Tangent Drum will resonate consonantly with it. And remember, without pitch artifacts, not even in the resonance.

And just to let you know: you can even manipulate all these layers independently with our versatile engine, so you have a sound design beast at the tip of your fingers!

Tangent drum comes both in Stereo and Ambisonics, so no matter if you compose for Stereo, Immersive, Spatial Audio, Surround, Atmos and even custom speaker-arrays, Tangent Drum is natively compatible!

Stereo and Ambisonics Versions

Tangent Drum is compatible with any speaker array configuration, including:

  • Stereo
  • Binaural
  • 5.1, 6.1, 7.1
  • Spatial Audio
  • Atmos
  • Custom Speaker Arrays.

Ambisonics Format is natively compatible with any speaker array configuration as long as a third-party decoder can support it. ‘Ambisonics Version’ is delivered both in Stereo (2-channel samples) and RAW Ambix Ambisonics (4-channel samples). As Kontakt doesn’t natively support Ambisonics decoding, a third-party plug-in might be needed if your DAW cannot decode natively. Fortunately there are several ways to achieve this. Please go to this Support section and learn how you can decode Ambisonics in your DAW

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Tangent Drum requires full version of Kontakt 6.2.1 or above.

Pricing and Availability

Tangent Drum is available now – Intro Price: 39,00 Euro (ends August 1st, 2021) The regular price is 69,00 Euro.

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