Yamaha U1 (1976)
My most loved analog vintage gear. My Yamaha U1. It was bought by my grandmother back in 1970s. My mum was practicing piano on it when she was a kid.
Since then has it been parked to a wall in my grandmother’s house for decades. I remember as a kid, we were not allowed to touch the piano. I inherited it after graduating from the Oslo National Academy of The Arts.
The piano is in perfect working condition. I decided to sample it before I got it tuned. I did sample it with 3-layers, all the white keys (52 samples).
I want you to check out my softest patch (1-layer) without felt, because it really brings out feelings (for me, and I hope you too) when playing it.
I used high quality microphones trough vintage preamps and high quality RME converters.