This is my second contribution to Pianobook: the Pleyel Felt.
The piano itself was built sometime in the Seventies. It has seen a number of homes and now leads a peaceful life in my living-room.
Due to its small height, the piano serves as a perfect stepping stone for the cats, jumping up to their hiding place, high up on the wall, but it also lacks some bass. Its tonal character is very soft, with little attack, but it really shines in ‚night mode’ – with the felt engaged, which is what I sampled.
I used two AKG C1000s and recorded two dynamic layers, release triggers and pedal noises. I programmed the sample-instrument using David Hilowitz‘s excellent Kontakt template, which allows for realistic behavior of release triggers and pedal noises.
As an extra you get a ‚Sustain‘-knob, which holds the notes for quite some time. It is also possible to play just the Sustains, without the actual notes, great for organic ambient sounds!
I hope the Pleyel Felt is of use to you and I‘d love to hear, what you create with it.
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this has a fantastic quality – its very bright and needs a little reigning in but very inspiring and is going to feature a LOT I think in my next project – its a dreamy sound