Autumn Piano

Christian's Schimmel sampled with different materials and different effects to make the ultimate layered piano.

The story

Having sampled my Schimmel piano for Winter Piano, Spring Piano and Summer Piano, there was one season left – Autumn. For this special time of year I treated the piano with different materials for each velocity layer – flannels for the most quiet layer, felt for the medium layer and no material on the loudest layer.

But this wasn’t enough! With the new multi-mic Kontakt template I decide to create two additional “mic” positions, well kind of. Instead of recording with three pairs of microphones, I created two additional monoliths through effects. The result is something truly special.


Reviews for Autumn Piano

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  • Well done

    I don't want to reinvent the wheel, so I agree with the other reviews. Thank you very much.

    Oliki02 March 2022
  • Nice GUI with beautiful textured Autumn piano

    It has three signals - dry, slate and tape. It does change the sound interestingly. It has a simple nice tone of piano sound, but with a little tweak you can get some unique texture from this Autumn piano. So nice!

    Asuka Amane21 October 2021
  • Magical sound, inspiring extras.

    Take the fantastic sound of the Schimmel, add a cross between a pad and a reverb with the "slate" layer, add a tiny bit of tape "wonk" to warm things up and what have you got? A sensitive, emotional and reflective piano that lives in early morning mists and chilly sunsets. Beautiful. Nice to have 3 dynamic layers too, that despite being recorded completely differently blend together really well. Excellent.

    Mark Lord06 December 2021
  • Dreamy piano

    This dreamy piano is the perfect lullaby to a day with Piano Book filled with the fragrance of falling leaves, and cool mist. It remains one of my favorite libraries on the site. The processed sounds seem to extend each note, allowing it to ring out, glowing and ascending into the heavens as we drift gently to sleep. The ability to solo the effected layers is welcome, and the somewhat mangled tape 'mic position' establishes that this library isn't just for use in pretty scores. Others have already noted the issues with some of the round robins on the highest keys and the inconsistencies in timbral colors from A#1 to E2.

    Sam Ecoff08 November 2021
  • Awesome piano with interesting GUI

    As for the other "seasonal" recording of this Schimmel, the sound remains inspiring and perfectly recorded. This version is slightly more rounded and works well with solo playing.  A wide range of controls allows full customization of the sound of the piano. The tape sound is really good. High quality and great dynamic range in a package that uses slightly more than 4GB of memory.

    Julian Doe13 October 2021
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