GZA Somerset Soft Piano
I discovered this Weber piano as it was just abandoned in the main room of a guest house in Somerset earlier this year. It probably dates back to the 1930s/50s and was just sitting there…
I literally had about 5 min to sample it as we were leaving like “now!”
I placed my tried and trusted Zoom H4Npro inside the main frame, using the wide mic’ing position, which worked well to capture both the intimacy of the piano and its resonance in that large and beautiful room.
I strive for ‘expressive sounds’ which (I guess! )does not mean “technically correct” or “exhaustively sampled” in all cases. I suppose this is a good illustration… 🙂
The result: It is noisy, slightly out of tune but it has this character that I cannot really find elsewhere … with just 8 samples. Happy to share this with the community
Compatible with Kontakt 5.8 and above, it comes with my own personal presets which you can hear on the demo.
NOTE: The demo links are in the text file but just in case:
* YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Fd38qpSIc
* SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/guigzgart/free-download-gza-somerset-piano-demo
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I love this thing. Amazing Character.
Pretty well tuned, tbh! Doesn’t actually get noisy until D4. Under that it’s pristine. It really makes me want to play Coldplay’s ‘Clocks’, and I’m not a Coldplay fan.