As a session keyboardist and ‘bedroom composer’ I am always using and comparing piano sample libraries. After finding piano book I noticed there were many felt pianos, but I’ve got too many of them and I personally look for bright, full attack pianos for both recordings and live gigging. So I therefore took it upon myself, after many prior hours of watching Christian Henson videos, to sample this well-recorded Steinway in the heart of Royal Northern College of Musics facilities. This is my first sample library and I learnt a hell load from it! Recorded in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, I had limited resources so was only recorded stereo with a pair of ISK CM-30’s.
Reviews for Studio One
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Very easy to play, simple and warm sound
GUI is beautiful and easy to use! Sound is simple, warm and versatile. I will be using this a lot going forward.
This is a wonderful piano, sampled in a very good way. The GUI may need some work in order to make it a five star piano. With some EQ added to the mid-high register this could be amazing.
A lovely instrument. The "Composer’s elements" version is really magic - very well done!
With a few surprises
I had a little play around with this one and wasn't overly impressed... After a few tweaks with the controls I stumbeled on an amazing sound. What a surprise. There is more to this than first meats the ear. For a first attempt at making a library this really is quite good. Great Job.
Anime-like tone maybe?
Not to be confused with the DAW from Presonus, this wonderfully sounding piano feels very intimate, and it kind of gave me anime-piano vibes - not really sure why. It is a bit on the noisy side, but you will notice it only if you use the sustain pedal. If you do that you might also hear a terrible sample for when you press the pedal. You can't switch it off, but if you really like the instrument I suggest finding the sample and just delete it. The piano also has kind of good dynamics, definitely doesn't fall flat there. I also really like the chosen photo, but this font is horrendous lol.