Sonva Upright

Yamaha U3 Sampled with various adjustable mic positions....

The story

As with Sonva Piano, this Upright version was recorded at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts located at Falmouth University, Cornwall. The samples in this patch originated from a Yamaha U3s, and was this time recorded in the more dry, compositional and live room recording environment.

For this sample pack, there are two stereo audio files for each sample. The first being the close U87’s which offer an intimate detail, whilst the ambient mics were a pair of Schoeps MK4s- capturing the soft reflections of the space.

The four parameters allow you to adjust and mix the volume between the close and ambient mics, as well as the close and ambient release triggers.

Thanks to Jake Hougham and Benjamin Thorne for assisting in the studio, and Aaron Newberry, once again, for noise reduction.


Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!

  • Suffers from poor velocity settings

    The main problem on this one is that there are two dynamic layers that don't work well together, since the volume difference is way too high. Besides that, there is some white noise that can be built up if you are playing many notes with the sustain on, but other than that you should be fine if you are ok with the velocity problem. Though I don't like the green colors, the GUI is nice enough.

    Alex Raptakis19 October 2021
  • Another simple and straight and a little nostalgic piano library

    Similar to Sonva Piano, but it is different. I found this upright version more nostalgic for some reason. I really like to compare the sound of piano, every piano has a different taste and character. This one has a very simple and straight sound of piano, you can use this for various projects. It is also nice to be able to adjust mic position!

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021