Natural Chorusiano

A Yamaha silent upright piano

The story

This Instrument is recorded from a basic Yamaha silent upright piano (model b2e PE-Silent). I recorded the piano and at the same time I also recorded the audio from the silent unit.

Reviews for Natural Chorusiano

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  • Don’t listen to negative reviews

    This instrument sounds good to me. So I will use it. I don’t care how it was sampled or how many intervals were used.

    Larry Seyer19 October 2021
  • A good first attempt at sampling

    This is a good first attempt at sampling. There are a few things that could be done differently next time to improve the results. One key thing would be to sample more keys on the piano. You could sample every octave, or every fifth, or even thirds if you're really patient. Having more samples means less pitch shifting and therefore more realism. Seonc, as notes on a piano are struck harder or softer, the harmonics notes that make up a single note actually change their balance. Because of that, it's important to sample each note you're going to sample at a soft volume and at a loud volume at the minimum. If you want to get fancy, you can try to three or more different volumes. Just be sure you're really consistent when playing the notes so all the soft samples end up about the same volume and therefore with the same balance of harmonics. I'll look forward to this samplist sharing more content to the PB website in the future!

    Sam Ecoff30 October 2021
  • Room for Improvement

    i agree with the reviewers above. While this is a commendable first attempt at sampling, theres alot of room for improvement. First of all im not really a fan of these bright, honky, rock and roll kind of pianos, preferring cinematic and felted usually, so that already puts me at a bias. Ontop of that as mentioned by others the instrument has a pretty pitch shifted sound because of how few samples were acctually used. So even though it can be painstaking i would agree the you should try to sample more notes. And as Sam mentioned, so much of the emotion from the piano comes from how dynamic it can be and how its tone changes from playing soft to loud. So thats something to think about when recording dynamic layers. Round Robins i also think are very crucial in sampling. Nice first attempt and theres alot of room for improvement here.

    septemberwalk05 November 2021
  • The release setting holds it back

    This simple upright piano instrument with a very common sound signature that unfortunately has a playability problem that might turn some users away. That's the release setting, since lifting your finger from a key acts almost like a mute button, and pianos don't work like that due to their majestic resonances. You can still try using it with the sustain pedal or through direct midi programming as a workaround, but if you overdo it you might start introducing various noises that are included in the samples.

    You might also realize that the sound signature is a little inconsistent between various group of keys, so I don't know how I feel about that. Nonetheless, you might find a better way to use those limitations in a more creative way.

    Alex Raptakis01 December 2021
  • It's not the best...

    This instrument is extremely unpolished, it's extremely choppy, notes don't release well, holding through the full recording, you can hear a clock in the background, different notes sound like they were recorded on different microphones and at different hit strengths. It's employing Christian Henson's recommendation to recording in rising 5ths, and then pitch down, but it instead seems like it was done in intervals as large as 15ths. I strongly suggest against using this sample instrument.

    Murph Elyria12 October 2021