I live in the sub-tropics, on the most eastern point of this island continent and have had many visitors over the years. It’s hot, salty, humid and very sticky around these parts which perhaps isn’t the best location for a baby grand. It could be so much worse though…
I sit, hiss and wait, I listen and wobble a little, today you can hear me in all my glory through a time travelling device, the mini cassette dictaphone. It’s not clean and neither would I want it to be.
Do with me what you will.
Much love, Baby Kawai.
Notes on Kontakt Version by Matthias Baden:
This is a Kontakt version of Kevin Hay´s Kawai Baby Grand Talkbook Mini Cassette Piano. I also added some control knobs for reverb and the level of “pedal down” and “pedal up” noises. “NR” samples were noise reduced by use of Audacity.
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Dynamic and Strong taste piano
Very interesting! Dynamically distorted sounding piano
A bright and distorted piano
Everything is very distorted with a kind of retro feeling - even the sustain pedal triggers are distorted, especially the attack one. Its release trigger though contains a lot of white noise, so I recommend turning that off through the knobs provided. There included reverb is also nice. If that all sounds like it's your thing, be sure to try it! Personally I am not a fan of it, but you might be, as it has a very distinct character that might be just right for you.