Riot Audio Releases PUTTY PIANO, Kontakt Sample Library

Riot Audio releases prepared upright piano instrument for Native Instrument's Kontakt with intro pricing available for a limited time. Here's what you need to know.  

Riot Audio has released PUTTY PIANO, a new prepared piano instrument for Kontakt, sampled from an upright piano dampened with poster putty – in the UK often simply referred to as “Blutack”. The sample library was created as a fresh take on a timeless classic and is targeted at score composers and producers who are looking for a different sonic approach to a universally-loved instrument. PUTTY PIANO runs in Kontakt 5.8 and above (full version only) and is now available at for a special introductory price of £59 (offer valid until 10th July 2019).

PUTTY PIANO is based on 0.95 GB of meticulously sampled recordings of a 1950s British upright piano (Bentley) dampened with a strip of poster putty (Blutack). The library contains three round robins and three dynamic layers (p, mf, f) for each note which are dynamically cross-faded using Kontakt’s AET Filter Technology. The piano was recorded at close range using a spaced pair stereo microphone technique.


  • Kontakt sample library based on upright piano dampened with poster putty
  • Three mechanical and human noise layers for controlled realism
  • Special “Body” layer for control of tonal resonance
  • Simple, clean one-page user interface
  • Runs in full version of Kontakt 5.8 and above

Price: Available for £59 for a limited period until July 10th, then for £79


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Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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