Annie’s Piano

A semi-grand harmonic piano. 1 dynamic layer, 2 round robins. Sustain pedal down....

The story

I’ve always been rather curious about harmonics on piano, like with harp or other string instruments. Does it still have that beautiful fragility in the sound? I don’t believe I’ve ever heard a full, playable harmonic piano before, and thus this was an interesting experiment.

I managed to get access to a semi-grand piano, and went about sampling the harmonics, 1 dynamic layer, 2 round-robins, with the sustain pedal down. It certainly sounds very similar to a normal piano, but there is definitely a sort of greater innocence to it. It sounds somewhat like a cross between a piano and harp harmonics.

The name of the piano draws from the perceived innocence. I don’t know anyone named Annie.
Anyways, hope you enjoy this idea / experiment. :]

Reviews

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  • Harmonics! But with a delay...

    In the description it is being infered that this could sound like a normal piano, but it is actually not - in a good way though! This patch is not a generic piano instrument. Its envelope is shaped in a way that each key press really feels like a harmonic, but at the same time it doesn't take away the defined piano character that you expect to hear. Unfortunately, there is a somewhat big delay to the point that it might be unplayable, but it could be really awesome and unique with proper programming. Other than that, it is very dynamic, but the harder you go on it, the more noise you will get. If you go soft, you won't even notice it! You might also need to know that the range is limited, but that's kind of expected for a harmonics patch.

    Alex Raptakis21 October 2021
  • warm and intimate sound of piano

    I am a big fan of piano, so I tend to try out all the piano available. This will for sure add a nice selection to my library. Such a warm and intimate sound of piano.

    Asuka Amane20 October 2021