Another great addition to Cinesamples' Artist Series, Randy's Prepared Piano is a collection of 3 pianos recorded at the MGM Scoring Stage and Hollywood Scoring Studios Stage in Los Angeles, California. It features various extended techniques used by Los Angeles studio musician, Randy Kerber.
Renowned for his sensitivity and tone, Randy is one of the greatest film musicians of all time. Though he mostly composes music now, we were able to get him down to the studio to lead this project. We recorded the following sounds:
- Rubber Mallets on the strings
- Finger Muted strings
- Dimes placed between the strings
- Museum putty to create harmonics
- Fingered harmonics
- Light chains on the strings
- A metal bar placed between the strings
- Ping pong balls on the strings
- Hitting the crossbars
- String zingers (scraping the strings)
- Many dual piano samples
We hope you will enjoy his very unique perspective on cinematic prepared piano.