This is a farewell to my childhood piano. (Carl Ecke, Berlin.)
Capturing the last breath of its voice.
I received this piano from an old neighbour when I was a kid.
He wanted to get rid of it because he never had the time and money to take care of it anymore.
My parents finally agreed that we take it, and it’s been in my family’s possession since then.
We couldn’t afford the restoration cost it would take to fix all the issues with it.
It was quite out of tune but still playable, and it has so much character. It’s been like this ever since.
Now is the time where I have to say goodbye.
I can’t take it with me because of the limited space, and my parents want it out of the house.
That’s when I decided to sample it. This is my first time sampling anything at all, and I learned a lot from Christians Videos.
I had a few tries at it and drove 3hrs by train almost every weekend since the last month, trying to figure everything out.
The main reason would be that I tuned the piano myself (Also my first time). I don’t know when it got tuned last time, but it feels like it’s been some decades.
I wanted to hear how it sounds in tune and be useful for my scoring.
After that, I spend a few days on holiday to get everything done. It was quite a challenge getting everything recorded.
(The piano is in the hallway, and the house isn’t quite as soundproof as you’d wish.. and of course, the tuning pins would snap back out of tune every now and then.)
Midway through, I decided to throw in some felt between the hammers and record a separate set of samples. I think it turned out quite well.
I am pleased about how it turned out, and I hope you enjoy the sound of it as much as I do!
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This piano is outstanding. I’ve been looking for an upright piano with character for sometime. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted and this is it. Brilliant.
In a world filled with perfectly recorded, ridiculously high-quality piano samples, there’s just something beautifully ‘imperfect’ about this piano that allows it to create emotions and bring back memories unlike any other instrument.
Thank you for sharing this with us!
Captured its Soul
This is my favourite Sample simply out of the reason that it Brings me Back to old Times when Daniel and i where Kids ,playing on his Home Piano tryin’ to compose new pieces or Just to have fun. Good Times
Nice sounding upright
This is probably one of the better upright piano’s on Pianobook.
It has a nice character, and I can see it having a place in my piano selection.
It’s not without fault, there’s a louder group of notes around F#3 which I may try to adjust, but it’s pleasing to play.
It’s a big download but you get felted and unfelted versions to play with.
Thanks for this piano library Daniel.