I've just googled Felt Pianos and I might be being a little unfair, as I don't own another felt piano, it's more the noises rather than the piano sounds it's self (if that makes sense) and no matter what I tried, I couldn't turn them down at all, the noises sound distorted on my system (no other kontakt or Aturia has this problem)
Again, might be me misunderstanding what a felt piano should sound like, as I even hear it in their example linked below.
It's also only 378MB on my PC when the site says it's 500mb download and 1GB needed for install.https://soundcloud.com/westwoodinst...twoodinstruments/sets/upright-felt-piano
Felt pianos/libraries typically have far more noises and creaks than conventional library, for example: https://youtu.be/jzcWhWrDnAY?t=21
It is quite unsuited for classical music, obviously, but it has a real 'cozily imperfect' vibe that I really enjoy. Its a matter of taste though, in a song I released yesterday I combined felt with non-felt sounds and had a dedicated separate track for mixing in noise (https://open.spotify.com/album/4agfU9fFHiCGOQilkbFv09
). I myself much prefer such sounds over a pure grand like just Garritan CFX.
This one from Westwood is very lo-fi, with relatively few samples and very noticeable artifacts on some keys. Useless or character, at least it is free.