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Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
#3027564 09/21/20 04:14 PM
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It appears that Dan McKinney has the opportunity to acquire a used Baldwin SD-10, a 9'0" Concert Grand Piano. And make that into a Piano VI.

Dan stated this would be the first Baldwin Concert Grand VI.

Currently, there are only 2 Baldwin pianos on sale per the PianoWorld VI database. Whole sounds is in the process of making 2 others. So Dan's company covers 3 of the 4.

* Versilian Studios Broken Piano
Small Baldwin grand, early 1900s, @"Virtuosity Boston" store
Kontakt FULL 5.6.8+ 19 USD
2018 https://vis.versilstudios.com/broken-piano.html

* Whole Sounds
1954 Baldwin Parlor Grand 1954 Baldwin "R" series grand
UVI Workstation (free) or UVI Falcon 79 USD
2018 https://www.wholesounds.com/1954-baldwin-parlor-grand/

* Whole Sounds
1988 "Connelly Chapel" Baldwin Grand 1988 Baldwin 6'3" model "L" piano @ DeSales University
2020e https://www.wholesounds.com/1988-baldwin-grand

* Whole Sounds
1959 Baldwin Acrosonic spinet 1959 Baldwin Acrosonic spinet sn 669548
2020e https://www.wholesounds.com/1959-acrosonic-spinet

Below are the "KickStarter" news and source:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/baldwingrand/sampling-a-baldwin-concert-grand-piano-the-sd-10
https://vi-control.net/community/threads/name-that-piano.95996/page-25#post-4644941

Note - KickStarter and Indiegogo provide no guarantees whatsoever; see terms and conditions. These should be viewed as a fun way to support developers IMHO. No affiliation.

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Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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Dan makes the only relatively acceptable Baldwin VI.
Versilian is only good for suspence or thriller soundrack.


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Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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+1 for Dan’s work.

Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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A description of the piano, Dan's recording strategy, and fundraising goals are posted on the kickstarter link below. It's a good read if you like music, VIs, the BBC Antiques Roadshow (or American Pickers), and real-life drama.

The local church selling the piano gave him 14 days to raise the funds else, "Those buyers waiting in the wings with deep pockets can grab this rarely available piano".

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/baldwingrand/sampling-a-baldwin-concert-grand-piano-the-sd-10

Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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And the price is very good if it is in good condition.


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Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
newer player #3027840 09/22/20 12:17 PM
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". . . have my piano tech tweak and tune it, getting it to it's best condition for sampling. (Fortunately, it doesn't have too far to go to get into top shape - it's almost there already.)"

Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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It’s live on Kickstarter now, I’ve just backed it smile

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Great Aare!

There is a 3m video on the Kickstarter page where we hear some brief recordings of the actual piano in current state. Dan said it is a 1988 model.

For some sound reference, a tuned 1979 SD-10 played by Robert Estrin follows.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YH3csc1TkI

Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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A few more bits played by Robert Estrin showcasing the 1979 SD-10 sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltHj6ZkD5KA

Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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Originally Posted by newer player
A few more bits played by Robert Estrin showcasing the 1979 SD-10 sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltHj6ZkD5KA
I love this so much!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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Will this include una corda samples? If so, and has some rich velocity layers and stuff, I'm in! smile

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Originally Posted by David Lai
I love this so much!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Robert Estrin is a terrific musician and that piano also sounded great.

Originally Posted by David Lai
Will this include una corda samples? If so, and has some rich velocity layers and stuff, I'm in! smile
The right hand side of the kickstarter page states,

"It'll be sampled at 20 velocity levels, and a minimum of three round robins, for the ultimate in realistic performance. Also included will be una corda sample layers, built-in eq and compression, four mic perspectives to mix, and a slew of custom impulse reverbs.
Estimated delivery Jul 2021"

Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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Bumping this given that the 2 week campaign is counting down (covered in detail above). I'm happy to be supporting this endeavour for the creation of the first sampled Baldwin Concert Grand:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/baldwingrand/sampling-a-baldwin-concert-grand-piano-the-sd-10

Last edited by Craig Richards; 09/23/20 09:26 PM.

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Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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I am in. He is cool guy.


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Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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Only 9 backers so far, we need more!
There is nothing to lose here - you will be charged only if enough money raised. And you will get 1, 2, or 3 sampled Baldwin libs:
Pledge $45 or more - 1954 Baldwin Parlor Grand
Pledge $65 or more - 1988 Connelly Chapel Grand
Pledge $100 or more - The sampled SD-10
Pledge $175 or more - All 3 pianos
Pledge $350 or more - ALL present and future instruments!

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Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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One more option added:
Pledge $150 or more - you get the Connelly Chapel Grand and the SD-10


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Re: Baldwin Concert Grand VI - kickstarter
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I have the Parlor Grand and have been waiting for the Connelly Grand release. So I'll pledge $65 and pick that up as soon as he puts it out.



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