Everett Upright

A dark sounding upright....

The story

This was the piano that my parents had since the early 1970’s. We got it from a neighbor who was moving and it was quite dark sounding already. Many years later, in 2004, they decided they were going to give it away, so I came out to sample it.

I didn’t have much of a setup at the time for mobile. I used an MXL condensor mic, plugged into an apogee MINI-me that went s/pdif into an M-Audio flash recorder! I had a small CF card- perhaps 1 gig, and this is the result. I did 2 velocities and attempted release, although it never properly triggered- so if you can solve it let me know! Also, as I only had one shot at this, the day I came to sample, it was raining, which you can sort of hear during the sustain.


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  • Pleasant vintage sound with a touch too much hiss

    Sounds like a piano that's had a life. You can feel the age through the sound here. Quite a nice warm character but needs a fair amount of eq tweaking to solve the hiss created as notes stack up.

    Boag111 October 2021