November Piano

A felted living room piano filled with nostalgia and melancholy

The story

This is November Piano.

It will take you straight into the darkness of November.

The foggy fields and the rainy days.

It will fill you up with nostalgia and melancholy.

It’s inspired by my track “November” and I wanted this plugin to be just as sad and gloomy as the melody of that composition.

The sampled piano is my felted living room piano. It’s an old dusty piano that I’ve tried to tune myself, which obviously makes it far from perfect.

But since I put felt into it the character of it have really started to shine through and I’ve grown to like it a lot, despite all its shortcomings, or perhaps because of them.

Although I’ve done a lot of sampling in the past this is the first time I try to make a proper kontakt instrument, so just as the piano itself it’s far from perfect. But maybe that’s what I like about it so much.

Hope you’ll enjoy it too!

/Daniel Rosenholm

Description of controls:

Piano – Volume of the piano

p – Pedal volume

rt- Release trigger volume

Nostalgia – Randomly hit notes run through a cassette tape effect

Melancholy – The randomly hit notes reversed

The cloud – Adjusts the volume of Nostalgia and Melancholy together. Responds to mod wheel

Rain – Volume of rain

Darkness – Low pass filter, makes the sound darker

Fog – Reverb amount

 

Soundcloud link with plugin in action: https://soundcloud.com/danielrosenholm/november-plugin-version

“November” original track: https://youtu.be/DhYz7GlCXFY

Reviews for November Piano

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  • Inspiration
  • GUI

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  • The Perfect Lo-Fi Piano.

    I have gotten a huge amount of use out of this instrument, and will continue to do so. If, like me, bright pianos are not your thing, this really feels like the best emotive, soft, yet expansive piano I have found to date. The core sounds are full of character, and the available processing in the GUI enhances this with atmospheric artifacts and inspiration.
    Plays well with others - I have layered this with una corda's and felt pianos on various projects with incredible results.
    Perfectly named. Full of possibility.

    AndyFos115 November 2021
  • Way too many feels...

    A cold winter night, a cup of chocolate, and the sound of rain blended with a mellow piano to top it all. This is a very nicely done idea, that is also very well made too. The sampling job is amazing, the GUI is also amazing, and of course the sound of the piano itself is very pleasing to my ears. There is no white noise at all in any of the samples, and the dynamics are alright.

    There is only one major playability problem that comes with the rain sound - if you play without the sustain pedal, the rain suddenly stops if you raise one note, even if you play 9 more. The problem gets "fixed" if you play with the sustain pedal, but the rain stops after you lift it. The only solution is to just let the rain play by itself without any notes happening.

    Do this and it will be PERFECT.

    Alex Raptakis01 December 2021
  • Thrumming piano swarms

    Mod wheel controls the amount of swarming effects -- both forward and backward, as well as increasing and decreasing the size of the cute fluffy cloud in the GUI. While the piano sound itself is really good, the swarming and the reversed echoes are what keep me coming back for more. Those characteristics are really unique and musical. Well done!

    Sam Ecoff08 November 2021
  • The nostalgia & melancholy effects are a highlight!

    While the piano is nicely sampled, and full of felted thumby character, the real star of this library is the nostalgia & melancholy effects: a twisting evloving bed of detailed ear candy. I keep coming back to this library for these effects and have often used them by themselves away from the piano itself. They are a wonderful way to add subtle detail into drones and static sections of score. 100% recomend!

    William Philipson12 October 2021
  • Great sound and controllability

    No matter how many pianos you have they are all a bit different. This one has a really unique thuddy sound. Its somehow dull and kind of bright at the same time which i think is really cool. The release triggers sound awesome and and the swarm effects are so great, they almost have a granular quality to them. This piano definitely has that old fashioned natural chorus type sound which is really beautiful. The GUI is really nice looking and creative offering you many options for shaping the sound, more than most pianos. Awesome job on this library.

    septemberwalk09 November 2021
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