Kitchen pan

Great sample libraries usually give you painstakingly-recorded collections of equipment and instruments to which you lack access. It’s a chance to get into someone else’s kitchen. Usually, that isn’t literal. In this case, it is. Welsh’s Synthesizer Cookbook has taken hundreds of samples of cookware from a US$5.95 price to free, providing kitchen sounds for those too lazy to sample your own cooking implements.

Actually, scratch that — even if I went and sampled everything in my kitchen, I couldn’t come close to being this exhaustive. Can you tell the difference between a 8.5” springform pan and a 9.5” springform pan? Recorded individually using bottoms, sides, rims with mallet and light stick? It’s in there. Microwavable saucepans and plastic containers are included, as well — 140 implements, from containers to pans to pots in all. If nothing else, it gives me the motivation to sample everything else in my house just to try to catch up.

Free Cookware Downloads, via the very-cool

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    Cool! I was going to do this anyway as I was getting slightly bored of sampling jazz and dub records and didn't feel like using anything synthetic…and don't have any acoustic drums. Now I don't even have to get off my ass, plus they used a nice Marantz stereo mic!

  • Yep, and I've just dropped them onto my laptop for some on-the-road kits. As it happens, it doesn't quite work out to sample kitchenware when you're mobile. 🙂

  • Darling, there ARE 8.5" and 9.5" springform pans in your kitchen. Not to mention tart pans.

  • I think I'll cook something, though, rather than make over 600 recordings. Maybe, you know … eight recordings. I couldn't get past 12 without starting to get hungry.

  • It's the type of samples most people can record but never really get around actually doing.

    $5.95 was already a steal for the quality and effort he put into this collection.

  • NineTailedFox

    The real difference between the 8.5" and 9.5" pans isn't so much in the sonic qualities as in the playability; the 8.5 has a slightly quicker response that lends itself to more intricate sticking patterns, but sometimes when you don't need that level of agility, it's nice to just lay back into an expansive 9.5" groove.