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.



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  • Interesting sound...

    I think it's super creative with all that was done with this piano, but it just doesn't stray far enough from the typical piano sound for me. It's close enough where one interprets it as a piano, but far away enough from normal to where it sounds odd. There's also a little buzzing in the upper register which is frustrating. Cool concept, just wish there was a little more deviance from the norm.

    Christopher27 October 2021
  • A wonderfull sound with some problems

    While the sampling job on this little guy is magnificent, I found that there are some keys that don't really respond well at all. These are the A#6, B6 and C7. Then on the lower range you start getting a heavier click on the attack, which to me it sounds like it starts at D#3, and goes through E2. Midway the timbre of the keys changes a lot, like if the samples belong to a different piano... Some trigger sounds are weird as well, but fortunately you are able to control that via the very nice implemented UI. In general thoug the piano sounds lovely, but those small problems may be important to some.

    Alex Raptakis21 October 2021
  • 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
  • The Schimmel Schounds Schuperb...

    Agreeing with Ryan's sentiments below... This is indeed one of the best Piano's on the site. The granular reverb from Slat+Ash is amazing and bends in so well. The GUI controls make it super playable and easy to use. Amazing!

    R.Treves20 October 2021
  • One of the Best Pianos Here

    This is one of the best Pianos you can find on Pianobook. The piano sounds really nice, you have a tape option. You have a tape option! There are a few notes that seem velocity mapped weirdly and poke out. But otherwise so nice. You have a tape option!

    ryan weeks14 October 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