The King’s Upright
Welcome to The King’s Upright, a soft upright piano that cuts through a mix while maintaining a gentle tone palette.
It particularly thrives in the upper mid-range, serving well to deliver lyrical melodies to your pieces, solo or cinematic. There is also a pad layer included, which works well as an infinite sustain pedal. This blend can be adjusted using the Mod Wheel.
This instrument was recorded through a stereo pair of close-miked AKG C214s and Saffire Pro 40 interface, using Christian Henson’s medium-strength sampling template. The library has two dynamic layers (layer 1 and 2) and three round robins (RR1, RR2 etc). There are also some release triggers (RT) and pedal sounds (PU – pedal up, PD – pedal down). The custom pad sound blend can be adjusted using the mod wheel or you can right-click the blend knob to learn via whichever MIDI CC you like.
To learn more about the library, watch my walkthrough here:
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not a general purpose piano, but one with character
A bit too much ambience / reverb on the recorded samples that cannot be turned down on the instrument. Hence, while it might be perfect for some musical scenarios, it’s not really usable for others.
Gorgeous felt-y sound
Really nice emotional Thomas Newman-style stuff here 🙂
amazing piano sample experiement
I have tried all of the instrument by Dan and each one had this unique vibe that i could instantly use it in some demo work which can be found here
mostly love the piano and the texture soundscapes created by Dan
Great sounds and good playability. I hope this continues to get updated. Looking forward to checking out your other libraries.