I’ve absolutely loved pianobook ever since I came across the site and I have always wanted to try and contribute something to the ever growing community, so here it is!
‘The Loft Piano’ was recorded at Loft Music Studios (hence the name) in Newcastle Upon Tyne as part of a project we undertook over a few days.
It features both normal and sustained samples with 4 notes per octave and 4 velocity layers per note with release triggers and sustain pedal sounds incorporated as well.
The Kontakt UI also allows for mixing of the different the different mic’s used in our setup along with independent control of release trigger & sustain pedal volumes. There’s even inbuilt reverb and delay knobs on the UI which I thought would be fun to throw in.
This was a big learning curve but a lot of fun to make! We hope you enjoy it!
Created by: Thomas Day & Jon Wells
Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!
Reasonably clean, widely usable Piano sound
A dark and stormy night
This piano has that detuned sound that belongs great in an eerie or dark setting. Lot's of inspiration for dark and moody soundscapes came from playing this, but it does tend to lack a bit of bass in the lower tones. Also, I felt when playing there was a severe lack of volume between velocities, there was super quiet, then it jumped to a hard medium, and playing the range of velocity between did not produce a sound to mirror the playing style, so i couldnt get a good consistent soft sound. But other that that, this is a great sound for that detuned piano you have been looking for! Try it out!
Proof that plain doesn't mean bad.
The title says it all, it's a very traditional piano, with plenty of options of sound quality based on the room it was recorded in. It has a bit of disparity between the volume of strongly hit notes and softly hit notes, notes in the middle can either be too quiet or sound like an accented note just turned down. Other than that, its a really clean recording, the reverb and delay both sound very nice, the GUI could have a bit more contrast to help readability, even with the added grey backgrounds, I found my eyes straining just a bit, but I don't think everyone will have that issue.