Tortured Piano Remix Competition

After playing with the sounds in the Tortured Piano library over the last few weeks, I’ve become fascinated as to the ways these sounds can be processed, altered & recontextualised… But I am even more so interested in what other people might do with the sounds…. So I’ve just released the FREE version of the Tortured Piano library (45 x 16BIT 44.1KHZ Stereo .WAV sounds 58MB) and am hereby launching the first HISSandaROAR remix competition! See below for details…..


Remix comp


NOTE: there are only three rules:


1. The only source material must be from the TORTURED PIANO FREE library. You can obviously manipulate and process them in any way you like, but no other sound sources are allowed (eg other samples, instruments, recordings etc)


2. Upload your finished entry to Soundcloud and join the Tortured Piano Remix soundcloud group then use the Share to Group button on your track to add it. Also please post a comment below with a link to it


3. Submissions must be uploaded & a comment added here BEFORE Monday 8th August



There will be three winners and each winner will receive a free copy of the full 192kHz 7GB Tortured Piano library. I have no idea what criteria I’ll use when listening and choosing, because I am totally open to what might be created…. Surprise me!




99 Responses to Tortured Piano Remix Competition

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  2. gustavo says:

    hi Dear Tim

    great competition, but, what about the duration?

    thank you

  3. Ryan says:

    Great idea, Tim. I’m in.


    Is worldizing allowed? You mentioned any manipulation is OK but no new recordings added in so I think worldizing should be OK but I wanted to make sure before I did some crazy stuff. You know me… >:)


    – Ryan

  4. Jasinski says:

    Hi Tim. Super excited to do this. Can we use the microloop the samples to make oscillators with or do they need to be recognizably related to the original recordings?

    • tim says:

      Hi, you can do whatever you like… but I’ll be listening to it with the source material in mind….

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  7. Nice idea Tim! I’m sure we’ll see some really diverse results.

  8. Daniel Gooding says:

    Fun Idea.

    Here is mine

  9. tim says:

    Great posts so far – note for any first time commenters here, I have to moderate/approve your first comment, so don’t fear if your comment doesn’t appear instantly – it will sooner or later!

  10. That was an interesting challenge. I’m looking forward to hearing the wild ideas that everyone else comes up with.

  11. Zdravko says:

    I kinda made music out of the samples. Hopefully that is ok. Samples were just ideal to make music out of:)

  12. Alan Pring says:

    Nice competition Tim, there should be some interesting results.

    Here’s my entry. As I was uploading I realised this was somewhat in the style of certain videos that promote a certain sound design library… 😐

    Nevermind was fun to make! πŸ˜€

    good luck everyone!

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  14. Charles van Kampen says:


    Thanks for this competion and the samples. Love them and I had a lot of fun working on this!

    HereΒ΄s my entry:

    Best regards to all!

  15. Awesome stuff Tim! Just listened through the Soundcloud group and its great to see the variation, kudos all.

    Just uploaded my remix:

  16. steve urban says:

    Just remembered I needed to post here too. Here you go:

  17. Bryan Parker says:

    if there are more recordings of that string ball in the full library, it is probably worth buying for those sounds alone. Thanks for the sounds!

  18. Phonetical says:


    Great sounds, Tim. Fun to work with!

  19. jgrzinich says:

    great samples and idea for a competition…

    don’t listen before midnight πŸ˜‰

  20. Great idea and cool library, Tim! I’ll definitely put something together for this.

  21. nkurence says:

    Beautiful and inspiring sound, Tim. Here’s my entry:

  22. Juan says:

    The sample library is awesome! I ant all of them πŸ™‚ Here my submission:

  23. MA-Simon says:

    Thanks for these nice an inspiring samples! Heres is my enty:

  24. vibromolekules says:

    I’ve uploaded mine. It’s my first track ever made πŸ™‚

  25. You are listed @
    Good luck with the contest!

  26. Jasinski says:

    These samples are endlessly usable. Here’s my contest entry:

  27. Henrique Brion says:

    Thank you Tim for tha samples, blog, .. all amazing!

    here is my link:

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  29. Tim,

    Thanks for posting those sounds! I had a good time working with them.


  30. miwaslki says:

    Here is mine… Really enjoyed to do this…


  31. Hello Tim, contest or not, it was fun playing with these sounds, thanks!
    I just joined soundcloud to participate, hope I did everything allright..
    Here’s the link to the track :

  32. etheric loopz says:

    What a great sample bank! Some 30 tracks that are already there sound like good to go on a double compilation :]

    Here’s my entry:

  33. SUBSET says:

    Hi, thanks for the sounds, was a bit of fun trying something from the source material.

  34. Christian Rivest says:

    Hi Tim !
    Great set of sounds, thanks for letting us play with your stuff !
    here’s my take:

    Cheers !

  35. stationlost says:

    Just posted mine up, dub techno thing.

  36. James says:

    Bit of a mixed bag of ideas. Great fun, thanks for the wonderful samples

  37. cycloscope says:

    Thank you Tim for this great library!!
    A lot of work but I had a lot of fun πŸ™‚

    Here is my (very experimental) track:

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  39. The Argyle Raver says:
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  41. Hi Tim, thanks a lot for this adventure! Was Awesome! What a brilliant idea! Love that kind of things!


  42. T.Busstra says:

    Hope I’m not too late? In Holland it’s still 7th of august πŸ˜‰ Anyway. I had great fun playing with the sounds! Thanks for the opportunity!

  43. Broke says:

    Hey Tim,
    thanks for this contest, it was fun working!

    I’ve uploaded my Mix


  44. Tjerk says:

    Strange…. 5 hours ago I posted my remix here, but I can’t see the comment anymore???
    anyway… again:

  45. Daniel Stockdale says:

    Thanks for this opportunity! Also, your samples are fantastic!

    – Daniel Stockdale

  46. Finally Got a Moment Tim – hopefully in time – either way had a blast playing with these!

  47. tim says:

    COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! No more entries thanks

  48. Thanks for this opportunity. =)

  49. Hi Tim, I enjoyed doing the remix comp. Great idea. The recordings sounded awesome. Thank you. Hopefully see you tomorrow:)

  50. Martin Woehrer says:

    Good Morning,

    Please find my take on the tortured piano samples here

    It was a pleasure.


  51. Joe Cavers says:

    Sorry I’m late with this comment Tim! Here’s my entry:

  52. vulture says:

    Hello Tim, Am I allowed to put the track I’ve made, with your sounds, on my album?
    it’s a non-commercial thing, I’ll just publish it on my blog for free download.

  53. cagrebirdsongs says:

    Hi Tim, how is the progress?
    Regards, cagerbirdsongs!

    • tim says:

      Didnt get time to get the MID version created & output last week & I’m down south for a week on holiday now, so it’ll be next week at earliest…. no rush

  54. Charles van Kampen says:

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks a lot! I had a great time working with your sounds and listening to what others had made with them!

    Kind regards,


  55. Hi, Tim

    It was fun!


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