Tracked Piano

Christian's piano sampled as a "lead vocal".

The story

A few weeks back Christian tried to record his piano with a cheap mic, only problem, it was a bit on the fritz, so in this episode he returned but decided to expand on his idea of recording a piano like you would a lead vocal. Did it work? We’ll find out in the film and these two (ahem) attempts at budget miking pianos like you would a boyband.

 

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  • Another great piano library on PB!

    With the DS version you will have three choices and the one with velocity sensitive has a soft and nice texture which I really like. Sound quality is great and it will add a great selection to the piano sound!

    Asuka Amane21 October 2021
  • Incredible sampling job

    This is one of the fewest piano libraries I've checked here that have absolutely no noise whatsoever inside the samples. Absolutely incredible job done there. The character of the piano is magnificent, more on the romantic, soothing side of things. If you use the Filter knob a little bit, you might get a true felt-piano like sound, which I personally love. There is also a reverb knob that is always good to have. This would be a 5-star if it had more dynamics, but right now it sits very flat at a medium level. Nevertheless, fantastic work by both Christian and Angus!

    Alex Raptakis20 October 2021
  • Really interesting and different sound

    i don't know what it is but this instrument sounds like some kind of piano hybrid instrument to me. Theres definitely something different about. It doesn't seem to be as full in the mids, its kind of cute sounding. The sampling is pretty great, the high notes sound so cool. The transient of the key hitting is so defined and shimmery. My biggest issue is dynamics. Except for a rare circumstance, i really need dynamics in my piano libraries. I think christian has better libraries than this and i dont think he would be motivated to come back to this and i dont blame him. Its really cool how he has all these different piano experiments on this site, some better than others but all are inspiring and interesting. His work on albion solstice is phenomenal, if he gave me copy of it i would die of happiness ;) Im sure i can speak for many in this community when i say that he either got us into film and tv scoring/ sample instruments or was a very inspiring part of our journey

    septemberwalk14 November 2021
  • Warm and understated

    This piano is warm and understated in sound, if maybe a little muddy. The budget mics used to sample it captured a lot of resonance, so this instrument has a very full-bodied sound. However, it is far less articulate than other pianos on PB. This is not to say that it is not playable or enjoyable or useful. it is all of those things. It's just on the darker side of things in terms of its sound. Something that does really hurt playability is the lack of dynamic responsiveness. This piano remains stubbornly fixed to mezzo piano, regardless of how you strike or hammer at your keyboard or other MIDI controller. It is an interesting experiment, however, and one which hopefully encouraged many budding sam-lists who otherwise might have thought they had to own expensive tube mics to sample a piano.

    Sam Ecoff10 November 2021
  • Nice As A Standby

    Great for sketching songs. Classic sound. Nice filter. Not a fan of the splosh but I usually put in my own at the end of an fx chain anyway after eq/comp etc

    Adin Kovacik29 March 2022
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