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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Intimate and Warm piano

5.0 rating
November 9, 2020

A beautiful sounding piano, think its my new favourite on here. Has an unusually rounded full sound on the lower register compared to many sampled uprights.
Benefits from a little eq

Jim Sanger

Simply great

5.0 rating
May 27, 2020

Really beautiful sound


So inspiring!

5.0 rating
May 20, 2020

Excellent sounds and programming. I like setting the width to 100% to cut out the mud and turning the mod wheel to 50% to get the pad. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your piano!

Jon Manness

A beautiful warmth!

5.0 rating
May 12, 2020

I really love this piano! I wrote a couple of small pieces to compare around 8 mostly “soft” or felt pianos including the Spitfire LABS soft piano and Originals Felt Piano, two of my frequent go-to instruments, along with a few others from Pianobook and elsewhere. The Hoffman sounded the best on both pieces. Of course there are many variables in this and your mileage may vary. But for slow, contemplative music, the Hoffman is wonderful for me. Thanks for sharing it!

Bruce Irving

Sweet, intimate and gentle

4.0 rating
May 7, 2020

I really enjoy the softness and sweetness of this piano. Thank you



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