Antique Accordion

This antique accordion was rescued from a local antique shop. It has a hole in the bellows that creates a distinct wheezing sound, and it is loaded up with strange squeaks, pops and paper textures.

We rolled on this instrument for about an hour, and did everything from flicking the keys to dropping and pounding it. The accordion took some abuse, but in the end what it gave back was a wealth of old sounding textures you can’t fake.

This instrument was recorded at 24 bit 96k, in dual mono – with an AT4050 for a wide perspective and a Schoeps CMC6.MK4 for a close perspective.

 

Full Collection

  • 24 bit 96k metadata tagged wav files
  • 2 mic perspectives of each performance
  • 57 unique articulation groups
  • 10 + performances per articulation
  • 19 Kontakt .nki files (unlocked)
  • photographs and video stills


Limited Collection

  • 24 bit 44k soundminer embedded wav files
  • 2 mic perspectives of each performance
  • 57 unique articulation groups
  • 10+ performances per articulation
  • photographs and video stills