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Offline george428

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The perfect warm piano sample?
« on: November 03, 2016, 12:46:44 PM »
Hi guys, I am a newbie to music making and I have been in search for a really warm and soft piano sample. In my search, I came across these videos





This sound is exactly what i'm looking for. The texture of the sound is right, the low-end of the register is still clear enough and not too muddled. The only problem now is tracking it down. Unfortunately, my attempts to ask the uploader directly have been unsuccessful. does anyone on the forum recognize the sample used it the videos?

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Re: The perfect warm piano sample?
«Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 02:00:02 PM »
I am confused about what you are looking for, so a little information would be helpful.
The first YouTube link you posted had information on how to order the piano score, as well as how to download from iTunes, etc. 


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Re: The perfect warm piano sample?
«Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 03:18:14 PM »
I think what the OP is looking for is where the specific sound samples for a digital piano might be found for downloading.  And, being stuck somewhere in the 19th century, I haven't a clue.
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Re: The perfect warm piano sample?
«Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 03:45:17 PM »
I think what the OP is looking for is where the specific sound samples for a digital piano might be found for downloading.  And, being stuck somewhere in the 19th century, I haven't a clue.

I am confused about what you are looking for, so a little information would be helpful.
The first YouTube link you posted had information on how to order the piano score, as well as how to download from iTunes, etc. 



sorry for the confusion.

I should have been a little more exact with my question. I posted on this forum to see if anyone recognizes the sample used in the videos mentioned above. It's a sound that i really like, and the only information that i have, is that it is a sampled Steinway.  
 

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Re: The perfect warm piano sample?
«Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 10:48:52 AM »
Is the uploader using a sample? Looks pretty acoustic to me

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Re: The perfect warm piano sample?
«Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 01:01:25 PM »
I'm an idiot.  I didn't look at the video -- just commented.  The first video, at least, is of an acoustic piano.  In fact, a rather nice small Steinway upright.

Let's drop the "sample" terminology and just play the piano, eh?
Ian

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Re: The perfect warm piano sample?
«Reply #6 on: November 04, 2016, 06:23:31 PM »
I looked at both videos.

To my eyes (not my ears) the piano is an acoustic.  There is no digital sampling.

But maybe we're misunderstanding the question, which probably is:

could I get a digital sample that would be very close to the warm sound I am hearing from those two recordings?

There are some unknowns. 

Was that sound adjusted in the recording process?  Good microphones, preamps, A/D converter used?  Post recording processing done, with equalization and normalization? 

How are you listening to it?  On good stereo equipment?  Carefully balanced and equalized for the room? 

What is the file format?  mp3?  .wav?  something else?  youtube is usually compressed, isn't it.

I ask those questions because it is not at all certain that you are hearing the same sound on a youtube video that you would if you bought that piano. 

I think that a good sample library and some tweaking would get you a very close match to that sound, if your equipment (the audio interface and the amplifier, mixer, and speakers) are up to it.  I'm not the expert here, I'd send you to one of the digital piano forums (like on Piano World.) 

Tim

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Re: The perfect warm piano sample?
«Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 07:49:50 PM »
If you want a soft textural sound on your digital sound, try and find Kawai audio samples.
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