Emotive Living Room Upright

A calm, characterful Yamaha U1E Full Studio Upright from Northern California, designed to yield contemplative tones in your compositions: The Emotive Living Room Upright.

The story

This is a lovely Yamaha U1E Full Studio Upright that came with a house my parents rented back in 2011. The owners ended up selling it to us. I am happy to say that this instrument has carried me through my early musical career as a pianist and then eventually as a conductor for score study and finally as a composer. I made countless musical breakthroughs on this piano. I decided to sample it for its unique timbre and also because it will be journeying all the way to Southern California very soon and I needed to have a digital copy, god forbid anything should happen. I do hope you enjoy!

Reviews for Emotive Living Room Upright

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  • Takes Me Home

    This piano sounds like the one my family had in our house when I was growing up. Emotive and soft with a hint of string twang when play hard. Lovely Sounding

    Sonicology19 May 2022
  • Emotive Living Room Upright - A Great Piano

    The character that comes from this piano is fantastic. Its quieter dynamic range stirs up emotion very effectively - this is a definite must-grab.

    Harriet Ford Music21 April 2022
  • beautiful instrument

    Nicely recorded piano with a unique tone to add to the collection...My only wish is for there to be an even quieter dynamic layer. Would absolutely love to hear this one barely register.

    johnparttimer22 April 2022
  • Beautiful sounding piano

    These are my favorite kind of sampled pianos. The recording sounds great and the piano sounds great but in a really unique way. Has a lot of character to it that makes me always gravitate towards it. Only wish there was some sort of GUI, because I'm always going in to tweak the reverb since I like much dryer sound than what's built into the instrument. Amazing job!

    Sam Knight26 April 2022
  • A simple, beautiful piano

    While this piano has no dynamics, triggers or any additional settings, it has a very beautiful character to it that you just keep want to play on. I wish it was a little more responsive though. Also, if you manage to hold the samples for long, like with the sustain pedal, you might hear some slight background noises that might be heard if you are just making a solo piano piece.

    Alex Raptakis30 April 2022