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Bras Bouncing Springs

  • Let's Bounce
  • 220 Real-Time Samples™ / 42MB
  • 21 Programs / 1 Part
  • Soundpaint™ Engine (Free)
  • VST, AU and Standalone 
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The Rite of Springs

Bouncing Springs is yet another unique custom creation from the talented and inventive mind of Nicolas Bras. This instrument almost didn't happen... except by chance, Bras dropped a spring onto the hard floor of his workshop and fell in love with the sound. Definitely a happy accident!

With springs bouncing everywhere (and even sometimes into the microphones), Bras recorded different lengths of metal to get a full range of pitches. He also found a variety of different expressions and articulations captured in the randomness of the dropped springs. The result is a beautiful and detailed tonal metallic sound, perfectly at home in action sequences or even as otherworldly bells.

Nicolas Bras is a musical instrument creator, composer and multi-instrumentalist from Paris, France. He began making his own instruments from scrap materials over 15 years ago, and has now developed 1000+ prototypes of winds, strings and percussion that he shares on his popular YouTube channel.

When not inventing in his workshop, you might find Bras enjoying a live concert or traveling for collaborations with other instrument makers, composers and musicians. We are thrilled to partner with Nicolas Bras to share his incredible inventions with our Soundpaint community.

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"This is a really dynamic instrument."

—Nicolas Bras

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