Acoustic Grand Piano

Upright Piano KW

Version 2019-07-03

Created from a 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 <humanogonzalo@gmail.com> and Roberto <roberto@zenvoid.org> 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 were cropped, edited, and processed by Roberto, using free software programs. Bass notes contain loops.

Published under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 public domain dedication.

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Sound bankSFZ WAV69MiBBest quality. 24bit samples, stereo, 2 velocity layers
Sound bankSF229MiB16bit samples, stereo, 2 velocity layers
Sound bankSFZ WAV6MiBSmall size
Sound bankSF26MiBSmall size
Sound bankSFZ WAV6MiBSmall size. Bright sound variation
Sound bankSF26MiBSmall size. Bright sound variation

Yamaha Disklavier Pro Grand Piano

Version 2016-08-04

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

Samples from the OLPC sound sample library have been donated to Dr. Richard Boulanger @ cSounds.com 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.

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Sound bankSF236MiB

Salamander Grand Piano

Version V3+2016-12-09

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.

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

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Sound bankSFZ WAV1.18GiBBest quality. 48kHz 24bit samples
Sound bankSFZ WAV394MiB44.1kHz 16bit samples