piano we have chosen for this SampleSet is the Futura
II, made by Nordiska Pianofabriken (Vetlanda, Sweden,
The complete SampleSet contains 713 individual 24 bit Mono
The goal behind the Nordic Upright Piano is to capture
the ring and dynamics of a good essential Swedish piano.
This is a sampled piano that gives you freedom to place
it in any ambient environment of your choice.
The instrument was sampled in mono and the position
of the close positioned microphone was changed per each
octave. Then the piano was “re-built” in
the digital domain by giving each string it’s
own position in the stereo field. The result is a dry
piano that gives you the flexibility to place it in
any sonic environment you like.
recording was supervised by an authorized concert piano
technician to secure that it was properly tuned.
Nordic Upright piano is sampled in 5 velocity layers
at most, with 5 layers for note and 5 for release samples for the whole keyrange (A0 to C8)
and seamlessly looped.
Electric P200 we used a well tuned and served Wurlitzer®
200A electric piano. The great sound of this instrument is well
known from several classic records of jazz, soul, funk and gospel