Looking for dark and warm piano

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Rhytenow
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62 posts since 5 May, 2004

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:45 pm

Looking for recommendations for a dark and warm sounding piano. Doesn't matter if it's sample or vst. Mac compatible if possible.

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djanthonyw
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6917 posts since 20 Jul, 2004

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:48 pm

Look into Soundiron Emotional Piano.
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Rhytenow
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62 posts since 5 May, 2004

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:34 pm

Thanks!

EnGee
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4775 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from New Zealand

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:43 pm

Look into Steinway D samples if you want dark sound but if you want bright piano sound, look into Italian pianos.
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1818 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:07 pm

I like Death Piano from production voices - sfz

elxsound
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4567 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:16 pm

Imperfect Samples - Braunschweig Upright Piano
http://www.imperfectsamples.com/website ... tpiano.php

Dark, warm and full of character.

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layzer
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5531 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:27 pm

any piano, really....even OnePingOnly can sound dark and warm with processing.
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
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onerob
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200 posts since 28 Oct, 2014

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:55 am

You could install the Spitfire Labs plugin and then go to this website and scroll down to Soft Piano to add to the library (free):

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/

epiphaneia
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488 posts since 29 May, 2011 from Germany

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:30 am


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Ingonator
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12010 posts since 21 Mar, 2008 from Hannover, Germany

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:39 am

At the moment my favorite is the new Ant. Petrof 275 model for Pianoteq 6.3 (i got the Pianoteq 6 Stage version).

Recently i posted 126 audio demos of this and 6 other pianos in another thread with a bigger update found at the end of this page:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=500934&p=7185160#p7185160
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Sparky77
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822 posts since 29 Sep, 2006

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:01 pm

layzer wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:27 pm
any piano, really....even OnePingOnly can sound dark and warm with processing.
Yea, but it cant sound much like a warm piano.
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layzer
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5531 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:07 pm

Sparky77 wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:01 pm
layzer wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:27 pm
any piano, really....even OnePingOnly can sound dark and warm with processing.
Yea, but it cant sound much like a warm piano.
maybe not OPO, but just about any piano can with processing.
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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djanthonyw
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6917 posts since 20 Jul, 2004

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:51 pm

A shit piano is going to sound like a shit piano even with processing. It's always best to get something that is closest to the sound you're looking for at its source without processing than getting something that doesn't sound like what you want and expecting to get there with processing.
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layzer
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5531 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:10 pm

djanthonyw wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:51 pm
A shit piano is going to sound like a shit piano even with processing. It's always best to get something that is closest to the sound you're looking for at its source without processing than getting something that doesn't sound like what you want and expecting to get there with processing.
yeah well, it depends on what sound you are after... a dark and warm piano sound usually means not very much high end sizzle from a high end mic, so even a shit piano would suffice when a LP filter is applied along with plenty of reverb.
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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voidhead23
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77 posts since 5 Jan, 2018 from Beijing, PRC

Re: Looking for dark and warm piano

Post Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:15 pm

onerob wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:55 am
You could install the Spitfire Labs plugin and then go to this website and scroll down to Soft Piano to add to the library (free):

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/
This is the best sounding piano plugin i've ever used, but i'm not really into 'normal' piano sounds. i'm a big fan of Nils Frahm's 'Felt' album and desperately craved this sound, as well as the tones on the 'Still' record by NIN. It's specific, but absolutely gorgeous. i can't recommend it enough. And it's free.

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