What tools are there for noise reduction?

There are a wide range of tools available for noise reduction. Christian currently uses iZotope RX (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U884fIki_jY). The community have also recommended Brusfri by Klevgrand, NS1 by Waves, NR in Audacity, Audition in Adobe Creative Cloud and FL Studio also has noise reduction capabilities (the community recommended this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1CyFNoAWZc).

Can I sample a public (e.g. train station) piano?

Before sampling a piano please get permission from the owner. Sampling of a piano in a public place is likely to be very difficult due to likely background noise. That said – if you can get permission to record at a quiet time then why not try and see how the results come out?

I don’t have a piano – can I still contribute?

Yes! Pianos in the library may be submitted in particular formats (e.g. ESX24, Kontakt) and so one way to contribute might be to create versions of the samples in different formats. You may also be able to offer up support recording the piano of other member’s of the community who lack the equipment to do […]

What else do I need to use these samples?

Most of our samples are available either as Kontakt (a Native Instruments application and the most popular sampling platform on the planet today) or EXS24 (the easy to use native sampler inside Apple’s Logic Pro) but the community is expanding this range to include emerging free applications.

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