Upright Felt Piano by Westwood Instruments
Westwood Instruments Upright Felt Piano library for Kontakt is born from a mission to find and record a piano filled with the natural character without taking any of it away.
Using some classic vintage microphones through the highest quality signal path, we created a virtual instrument that is perfect for intimate, alternative film scores.
Westwood Instruments desired to tame the sound of the piano which is really bright, so they custom felted the strings to take out the top end but not lose any of its unique characters.
Westwood Instruments sampled the piano in the crypt of a church. It’s lived there for the past 10 years since a band we know have recorded all their albums in this unlikely place. The space is hard rock walls and vaulted ceilings, providing some interesting acoustics; really dry up close, but with a nice amount of liveliness as you record further away.
You can obtain (currently as of Sep 2019 for free) the Upright Felt Piano here.