Square Piano

• Jun 29, 2018 - 02:41

Does anyone know or a have a SoundFont for a square piano? I'm not looking for an upright piano, but rather a type of piano from the 19th century or earlier.


In reply to by [DELETED] 2873771

Yes, the samples are from the site I recommended a few months ago. Unfortunately the instrument is only available in GrandOrgue format, so without installing the GrandOrgue software one can only install the executable on a harddrive and use the samples. Although these files have the extension .vaw, they are actually in wavpack format! I used the free software XMedia Recode to convert them from wavpack to wav, then imported the resulting files into Polyphone.

In reply to by Daniel Sabados

The square pianos I've played seem more or less like spinets (small vertical pianos with indirect action). Which is to say, definitely well within the range of what a "regular modern piano" sounds like, but noticeably different from the grands that make the basis of most piano soundfonts. Maybe finding a soundfont specifically created from a spinet, or even a regular upright (although the bigger the upright, the more like a grand it will sound).

In reply to by bottrop

I'm using Pianoteq for historic/early piano sounds. This is a (impressive, IMHO) commercial synth that comes with an impressive set of 18th./early 19th. century piano sounds. Bonus points: runs on all three plattforms and you can download a trial version.

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