An exposition of raw instrumental piano designed to be sampled used and reused. BY HAND is a collection of original compositions by Matt McQuaid for QCI Records on a 1923 Wurlitzer to document Matt's first 12 piano pieces as well as provide a wealth of stylish and dynamic piano for sampling and re-use by artists and singers everywhere.. Truely a first, an album created to be sampled but also perfect for use in film, artistic production (writting, painting, etc.), meditation and relaxation, and as general background ambiance.. The album whole album was recorded in 15 hours in reaction to overproduced /edited albums that churn out endless takes and are needlessly expensive. All the tracks were recorded on the first take with up to three layers recorded from beginning to end without edits and has no effects processing. Enjoy!