Upright Pianos: Kontakt

Character-packed upright pianos for Kontakt



A small collection of vintage Upright Pianos.

We visited a group of upright pianos and captured their homey sound. There’s a lot of character, a lot of depth, a bit of intonation, but heaps of playability in this unique sample library. Captured using vintage Cole Ribbon microphone and clip-on Sony mics, the unique approach to recording these pianos capture the years of history residing within the black and whites.

We also then created tunings of each keyboard mapping that were tuned against a chromatic strobe tuner. Electronic musicians might think that one should tune a piano by using a chromatic tuner to tune each note. Unfortunately, this leads to something called “inharmonicity” and makes an acoustic piano sound a bit strange. Ideally, low notes on an acoustic piano are tuned a little flat, and high notes are tuned a little sharp. The tunings SoundEngine created in this manner are really for layering with other electronic sounds when a desired precision and elimination of any “frequency beating” is occurring.

– These instruments have character.

– These instruments are noisy.

– These instruments are an authentic upright piano collection that will be unique in your collection.

Listen to the demos – if want a unique, expressive piano tone in your composition, this bargain-priced collection is well worth the small investment.

Downloads are available after payment.

Recorded Instruments: Hanson Piano Forte, Hansons 717a (stereo), Hansons 717b (mono), Ladbrooke 717, Charlie’s Piano

Specifications: 140MB Sample Data, 130 samples, 50 Kontakt Presets. 108MB ZIP Download