Claustrophobic Piano

Claustrophobic Piano


Ever since recording the LABS Soft Piano some 14 years ago I have always thought “can we go further” make an EVEN more intimate and touching piano.

It’s taken many goes over these last 14 years and my trusty Schimmel has to have become one of the most sampled pianos in sampling history but…. I settled on a pair of Neumann M149s and a KU100 binaural “dummy head” mic, all jammed right into the sound box of the piano THEN… A duvet over the back of them to keep them in the piano and not feel like you were in the room at all.

Then I summed them through one of the ugliest bits of tech I have ever lay my eyes on. Find out more in the youtube video I made about it. How did it work out? Well why don’t you download and see for yourself (Remember binaural recordings always better played on headphones!). Enjoy. CH.


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5.0 rating
April 15, 2021

This amazing intimate instrument is my new go to for creating intimate ideas.
The soul quotient on Pianobook has been amped with this piano. A true masterstroke!
Thank You Christian!!

Marco Marrone

The Ultimate Tear Jerker

5.0 rating
April 13, 2021

Truly incredible that we get this for free. Thanks a mill CH.
It’s his most cozy piano yet. So emotive when played softly. Lots of optional hammer and pedal noise also.


Wonderful sound

5.0 rating
April 3, 2021

This really is a piano close up recording. You almost get the feeling your head is between the strings.
Although I’m not a piano fan in general, I love these kind of samples because this has so much character. I’m sure I will use this in future projects!

Trinary Foam


5.0 rating
March 31, 2021

Love this one Christian. Spectacular job and effort here!!

Gregory Ives


5.0 rating
March 31, 2021

Using DecentSampler VST3 on Linux inside Ardour. Works great. Sound is not quite as claustrophic as I anticipated, but oh man, the pedal/mechanism noise … let’s just say I am glad it can be turned down (I thought someone was walking on my roof!). Great work Chris, thanks so much for this.

Paul Davis


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