Pianos are unique instruments: both a set of complex mechanics and a beautiful piece of furniture. The complexity of building a piano means that no two pianos are completely alike. Different manufacturers have their own methods of building pianos, which leads to a whole range of tonal differences. As a piece of furniture, they become entwined into the lives of their owners. They become part of a family or institution.
Every piano has a story.
Pianobook aims to capture the stories and sounds of pianos from a community of musicians and Piano enthusiasts. Whilst you cannot recreate the full experience of playing a real piano with with samples, something else magical can happen when you take a snapshot of a piano and play it back as a virtual instrument.
The joy of it is, sampling a piano doesn’t need anything particularly complex, and many musicians will already have what they need to do it.
To celebrate Piano Day 2019 we have a first set of submissions from the fantastic Pianobook community. Give them a play, leave comment for the contributors and go create some inspirational Piano music!