This piano from my family home has sadly received very little attention after being moved to ‘the study’ a few years ago. Out of sight, out of mind. Sampling it for use in future compositions shall give it some love once again. It also helps with the fact that it has some sticky keys.
The piano is very resonant with a rather ‘breathy’ quality to it. This is particularly noticeable on the high notes, which sound almost like whispers on the wind.
Recorded out-of-tune in stereo using a pair of AKG C3000s, with release triggers and two dynamic layers (pp and mp).
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I love it.
I needed such sound to my piano composition. It’s sounds so natural and beauitful.
A Hidden Gem!
Definitely has a lot of character and potential! The phasing could be reduced a bit. But, after tweaking the tuning a few cents, this piano has an intimate character and a beautiful tone. It has its own place on my template. Let me know if you ever sample this piano again! Bravo!
Full of character
Patrick’s Study Piano sounded good straight ‘out of the box’. Its breathiness and the sound of those sticky keys lent themselves to the demo I had in mind for it – I was looking for a piano with plenty of sustain but also a certain percussive quality and fragility for a “mad old lady in an attic” feel, and I think that’s what I got.