At the NAMM show in America recently we were taken aback by Spectrasonics new Omnisphere softsynth. If you thought their Atmosphere was incredible, be prepared to be taken to a whole new level of (frankly bizarre) sonic possibility.
Key to its power is its vast psychoacoustically recorded library of samples as raw material for the synth engine. It's a hard concept to grasp so the Spectrasonics folk are helpfully running a series of videos on their website - the latest of which features that psychoacoustic recording process, featuring some of the oddest sounds ever committed to softsynth memory.
This latest episode is episode three. As promised, a man sets fire to a piano. You'll find it here. (opens in new tab) along with the previous two teaser episodes.
Now try and tell us you're not just a little bit interested...