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Happy 21' ! This is a FREE DOWNLOAD : Enjoy !

* A 1930/50s Weber piano captured in an old english guest house in Somerset * Recorded with my tried and trusted Zoom H4Npro with the 120-degree wide mic setting inside the main frame, capturing both the intimacy of the piano and enough of that large and beautiful room * As my tagline suggests, I strive for ‘expressive sounds’. (I guess), It does not mean “technically correct” or “exhaustively sampled”, which in the case is a perfect illustration :) * The result: It is noisy, slightly out of tune but more importantly, it has a really authentic & nice character … with just 8 samples * I recommend you start with the "warm presence" preset. There is a little bit of de-mud eq on it and nothing else ! * Compatible with Kontakt 5.8.1 and above, it comes with my own personal presets (heard in the demo).

Just a week before lockdown, I took the chance to sample this beautiful Weber piano while staying at an Exmoor country house, in Sumerset, West England. I'd say it probably dates back to the 1950s. Slightly out of tune and 'icy cold' in the 4th and 5th octave, it's far from "perfect' compared to what you've expect from a traditional piano. It's also noizy, even a bit broken in place so I will need to wrestle with it a bit... but that's my

kind of thing!

Here's some brief history about Weber pianos

I am really impressed with the depth of the piano and the 'character' it has ... Guess it must be age? Amongst all the sounds I was trying to get out of it, I sampled very short, more percussive sounds. Now, let's see how this will turn out in Kontakt !

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