Acoustic Grand Piano

Kawai Upright Piano

Kawai upright piano located in a living room. Thanks to Inma Martínez de Miguel for kindly letting us access to her home to play and record the piano, and Claudia Marín Martínez for her support the recording day.

It was recorded by Gonzalo <> and Roberto <> on January 2017, using a Zoom H1 portable recorder mounted on a tripod in front of the piano, approximately at the place where the head of a piano player would be. The raw recordings where cropped, edited, and procesed by Roberto, using free software programs. Bass notes contain loops.

GNU General Public License version 3 or later, with a special exception.

Used in FreePats General MIDI programs #1: Acoustic Grand Piano, and #2: Bright Acoustic Piano.

Version 2018.01.02

Yamaha Disklavier Pro Grand Piano

Built from the Zenph Studios Yamaha Disklavier Pro Piano Multisamples for OLPC. The soundfont and modifications to the original sound samples are produced by for the FreePats project.

Samples from the OLPC sound sample library have been donated to Dr. Richard Boulanger @ specifically to support the OLPC developers, students, XO users, and computer and electronic musicians everywhere.

The Disklavier Pro has an internal electronically-controlled mechanism that allows it to play sounds with very precise specifications. The original sound samples were performed by computer and specifically recorded for OLPC by Dr. Mikhail Krishtal, Director of Music Research and Production, and his team at Zenph Studios. They are included in the OLPC sound sample library.

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

Version 2016.08.04

  • Sound bank SF2 format, 36MiB, 113MiB uncompressed, 121 samples, 5 velocity layers.

Salamander Grand Piano

Yamaha C5, recorded with two AKG c414 disposed in an AB position ~12cm above the strings, 48kHz 24bit, 16 velocity layers. Sampled in minor thirds from the lowest A. Hammer noise releases chromatically sampled in one layer. String resonance releases in minor thirds in three layers.

Author: Alexander Holm, axeldenstore (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Version V3+2016.12.09