Before the lightbulbs could make any sound for the new CPH tv commercial, we spent some time experimenting. That includes burning holes into the glass, mounting small microphones inside the bulbs, attaching strings to the socket and, yes, breaking a bunch of these delicate things (whereas this can make exciting sounds also…).

After some experimenting, we decided to narrow down to four “bulb-instruments” in the music piece: The bulbshaker, the bulbwhistle, the bulbstring and the (more) cowbulb. We recorded them in various velocities and pitches, edited the recordings and created a playable NI Kontakt library for every instrument.

You can watch parts of the building, editing and tracking process in this making of – just a quick glimpse to get you inspired. Enjoy!

Thanks to Run&Heit for the shoot!