The Hoffman

The Hoffman


This piano used to belong to the Swedish Broadcast corporation.
I bought it back in 2010 when they were relocating studios.
Over the years the piano has been used in endless productions, but right before I got it
The Malmo Opera house used it for choir practice.

In 2019 the family and I moved homes and I moved studios.
To make bookkeeping easier we hired different companies to move our stuff.
One for the family and one for the studio.
Little did we know.

Moving our personal belongings went great.
The studio, not so great.
To cut a long and teared eyed story short.
They managed to not only destroy some of the new property I’m renting but also a lot of my studio equipment including the piano.
Insurance did kick in and most of the stuff has beed fixed, but the piano is still not fully restored.
For the last ten years I’ve used it as my main compositional tool and It’s been featured in the tv-shows I’ve scored.
Now I wish I’d sampled it more carefully.

I’m not sure how to proceed with the restoration.
If I should throw the money at restoring it or if I should find a new piano.
Every time I lay my hands on it it feels like home but at the same time I feel sad that it’s broken.
I know it’s just wood and metal, but still.
Funny thing how an instrument can evoke feelings.

About the Kontakt instrument.
Most of the time I send the piano though a plate reverb, a Stocktronics rx4000.
Sometimes I run it through different effects to create a more ambient texture.
Included are IR samples and two effects layers you can access with the modwheel.
There’s also a sustain pedal script that bypasses the release samples when the pedal is engaged.

Anders Wall



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