Pure 25

A felt Yamaha U3 upright piano blended with Juno-60 patches...

The story

Pure 25 is a Hybrid instrument blending a felt Yamaha U3 upright piano and 2 optional virtual Juno-60 patches.
The middle section consists of 25 intimate pure felt piano keys, and in the upper and lower sections of the instrument, the piano smoothly and gradually blends with 2 different synthesizer patches created with a virtual Juno-60.
In this instrument, the middle section is pure and intimate, and the extremes get more spacey and extroverted.
Feel free to mute one or both of the synthesizer layers for a PURE felt experience! Also you can enjoy “Pure 25” with a Tape emulation! just press the “Tape” button and tweak the tape hiss, saturation and flutter to your taste!

After a year of experimentation with different types of felt, i found the perfect one with he perfect thickness that makes the U3 more intimate, yet preserves its harmonic richness. In the middle section of the piano, i muted 2 out of 3 strings for each note with a wool felt temperament strip. After that, i recorded the piano with a pair of Rode NT5 in ORTF with a Neumann TLM102 covering the middle section. 6 dynamic layers have been recorded as well as 4 round robins for key release noise and the pedal UP/DOWN noise.

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  • A good idea nicely executed!

    The Synth sounds add great character the sound, but it's not like they are going to overhaul it, so you can pretty much always listen to the piano no matter how hard you go on the settings. There are many settings to play with, so I recommed you download it and have a look! Tip: You can get the default piano sound by turning off both Synth level knobs, and the EQ knobs at the middle. The range is not the full range of a 88key piano, but the dynamics are nice and the sound itself is almost felt-like. Also beware, the release trigger sounds can become VERY loud.

    Alex Raptakis21 October 2021