The King’s Upright

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

3.0 rating
June 13, 2021

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

5.0 rating
August 15, 2020

Really nice emotional Thomas Newman-style stuff here 🙂

Tim Rideout

amazing piano sample experiement

5.0 rating
July 1, 2020

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

Andre Boulard

Beautiful-sounding piano!

4.0 rating
May 17, 2020

Great sounds and good playability. I hope this continues to get updated. Looking forward to checking out your other libraries.

Jon Manness

Best Piano

5.0 rating
April 11, 2020

Best Piano



A soft upright piano that cuts through a mix while maintaining a gentle tone palette

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