Monington and Weston (M&W)

A sampled Monington and Weston upright....

The story

My name is Bob Ellis and I am a retired RAF/Commercial pilot and Oil Refinery Process Operator who produces music as a near full time hobby!

My wife plays piano and I struggle along but use it for composing synth/sampled based songs. It currently resides in our bar which doubles up as Studio9 recording studio for my music project Season3. It is also currently played by our 5 year old grandaughter and hope it remains in the family for many years to come.

I spotted Pianobook on YouTube and Christian inspired me to sample the piano which I now plan to use in future compositions.

PS. To help others I created a Cubase 10 Pro template and with its Cycle Markers made it very easy to export after the mic recordings were mixed and denoised. I have also produced a guide for the process.

Reviews

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  • Inconsistencies with no control...

    While this piano sounds absolutely lovely and the sampling seems very good, there is a problem when it comes to the key noise. Some keys have a very harsh click, and others don't have any at all. Since there are no round robins or multiple velocity layers - which is generally fine - in this case playing for a while won't seem as unique as your first time playing it. And there is no way to at least completely remove the noise as in other pianos in pianobook. You will only find two knobs, one of which is a volume that's the same with the default instrument volume, and a reverb setting which creates a heavy echo instead of a reverb.

    Alex Raptakis14 October 2021