Alium – A Piano Instrument
Seven Weeks, Week Two: Introducing Alium; A Piano Insrument.
Alium is essentially 4 instruments in one; 1 melodic dynamic of a grand piano, pluck grand piano, struck grand piano and a collection of inspiring microloops, textures and sonic oddities all bound up as one with fx at your fingertips to take the sound of the piano into new worlds.
The source material is from a Test Subject… the results of our research sampling the Hamburg Steinway C captured at Nottingham Albert Hall. In one interface you have at your fingertips the grand piano performed at a melodic dynamic, the strings plucked by the finger directly, the strings struck by a pencil, and the results of mini performances through an array of hardware fx pedals and software plugins to create unique sonic tapestries that comprise the Moods where microloops, textures and oddities are found. These can be used alone, each a shift in a different directon from the familiar, or combined to expand your piano soundscapes.
A useful and inspiring tool to get something instantly different into your productions.