This piano from my family home has sadly received very little attention after being moved to ‘the study’ a few years ago. Out of sight, out of mind. Sampling it for use in future compositions shall give it some love once again. It also helps with the fact that it has some sticky keys.
The piano is very resonant with a rather ‘breathy’ quality to it. This is particularly noticeable on the high notes, which sound almost like whispers on the wind.
Recorded out-of-tune in stereo using a pair of AKG C3000s, with release triggers and two dynamic layers (pp and mp).
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The title of "study piano" won't prepare you for how good this is. I absolutely love the sound and the character of this forgotten little child. It has, in my opinion, the attack that most other "felt-like" pianos fail to capture, ending up becoming too harsh. But not this one. This is mellow, kind, and a little shy. The release triggers sound great, even though you have no option to controll them. I personally can't find any white noise in the samples, not even in the tails - except for some minor clicks in rare occassions that you will probably never hear in a real scenario. Very nice work, absolutely recommended!