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Oct 15, 2009

Modular Piano

Modular Piano

While programming my first library I ran into the need to have an acoustic piano sound. Since I don’t have a real piano to sample, I decided to synthesize it from scratch using “traditional” subtractive synthesis technique. This is my first good result and has been achived only by using basic oscillators, filters and so on. The only downside is the limited polyphony due to heavy CPU usage so I sampled almost every key and mapped them into a sampler in order to make this sound more usable.

Midi file provided by Purgatory Creek
Modular piano by Luca Capozzi – 2009

Update Oct. 14, 2009: Added color control and individual string detuning.

Audio examples:

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Default timbre – No color control – No strings detune

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Color set to 25 – Strings detuned

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Excerpt from Listzt Piano Concerto n. 1

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Update Nov. 7: Trying different filters and parameters. Chopin Etude Op.10 n.4

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Update Nov. 17: Layering different settings – Purgatory Creek

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Grand Illusion (Jordan Rudess)

Links:
Modular piano @ Behance Network