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Good day everybody,
I was recently listening to this tune and was wondering how to get that warm, lofi piano sound. Is it maybe some equalization thing? Help would be much appreciated smile

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Does the sound need to come from an acoustic piano?

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To me, it sounds like a big upright with the panels off, in a big empty room... Lots of pedal...

It's really interesting listening to this and thinking about all the different uprights I have owned. I'm pretty sure my Petrof wouldn't have sounded like this, but maybe the Baldwin Hamilton would have...

At the risk of stating the obvious, the pianist would of course be the best person to ask. Have you listened to anything else uploaded by the same account? Or googled to see who it is?


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Originally Posted by clothearednincompo
Does the sound need to come from an acoustic piano?

That's an interesting question. It sounds like an acoustic to me, but I could be wrong.


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Sounds like it is recorded in a highly reflective room (hard surfaces with little absorption) and alot of reverb is added to the mix. For an acoustic, you would need to mic your piano and run it through a mixer or interface, with reverb added either as a hardware unit or software (post production).

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At least the "reverby" high notes remind me of routing the sound through an electronic reverb unit (hardware or software) and using just the effect signal without the original input at all. It creates that kind of a "distant" sound.

Of course the sound could come from a virtual piano (sampled from a real one) running on a computer.

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Originally Posted by Womper
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I was recently listening to this tune and was wondering how to get that warm, lofi piano sound. Is it maybe some equalization thing? Help would be much appreciated smile
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Constant pedal, lots of reverb. Sounds terrible to me.


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It's always a combination of things: the player, the piano, the room, the mics, recording equipment, etc,


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Originally Posted by BDB
Constant pedal, lots of reverb. Sounds terrible to me.
LOL, I was also saying to myself “I wouldn’t want that sound!”


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Originally Posted by ebonyk
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Constant pedal, lots of reverb. Sounds terrible to me.
LOL, I was also saying to myself “I wouldn’t want that sound!”


I don't care for it much either. I could see it as bits and pieces in a movie soundtrack, to engender a certain mood, but a little goes a long way.

Definitely a processed sound.


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OP asks how to get that specific sound, and people answer by bashing the sound clip. Brilliant.


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We answered his question. We are allowed to have an opinion. Bashing the clip is fair game. Bashing people for doing it, not so much.


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Originally Posted by BDB
We answered his question. We are allowed to have an opinion. Bashing the clip is fair game. Bashing people for doing it, not so much.

You bash what you want and I'll bash what I want. So, as they say in Canada, shut the puck up.


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Originally Posted by Rubens
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We answered his question. We are allowed to have an opinion. Bashing the clip is fair game. Bashing people for doing it, not so much.

You bash what you want and I'll bash what I want. So, as they say in Canada, shut the puck up.

Brilliant.


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Welcome to PW, Womper.

I like your ID. It launched me on a half-hour trip down memory lane... When I was a kid in Germany, it was de rigueur for American expat teens to wear mountain climbing boots (essentially Frankenstein's Monster style). We wore them everywhere. Parents referred to them derisively as "waffle stompers," because of the tracks they left in the mud, which somehow morphed to "womper stompers," and ultimately just "wompers."

Forgive the maudlin sidebar... I guess I've reached a place in life where it's as easy to look back as forward.


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Originally Posted by Rubens
OP asks how to get that specific sound, and people answer by bashing the sound clip. Brilliant.
It’s not a question that’s very answerable, unfortunately, there’s not even a video. People often talk amongst themselves when that happens. 🤷‍♀️


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There’s also the issue of mic placement. Occasionally there are notes in the upper register where the sound of the key itself is very pronounced. A mic would need to be in an unusual position to capture the sound this way.

This is what leads me to think this is a real piano, because I’ve never come across any digital or VST that has sampled that sound.

Reverb plug-ins today can be very realistic in mimicking a real giant room like a train station or church.

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Originally Posted by PianoMan51
There’s also the issue of mic placement. Occasionally there are notes in the upper register where the sound of the key itself is very pronounced.

I think the hammer's hardness and not having been voiced recently has something to do with this harshness in the upper treble.

This recording is for some cinematic affect or something similar.


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