FAST SOUND SCULPTING
Simple sound sculpting tools on the front page of the interface allow you to quickly alter the character of the piano. Change timbre by using the Color knob to shift between softer and harder tones. Change the velocity curve with the Dynamics knob to adjust the piano’s response characteristics. Turn up the Space knob to increase ambience without having to finely tune reverb.
Access the Workbench to gain more precise control over the instrument tone. Add harmonics, fold in reverse samples, and alter the tonal depth by shifting between natural and resonant sound. Take the prepared piano sound further by adding a second fabric, such as curtain, leather, pleather, or silk. Dial in ambient noise, mechanical and pedal noise from the piano, and even noise from the pianist, such as moving and breathing, to enhance the sense of realism. Use any of these options without the underlying piano tones to create otherworldly textures and percussive effects.
Use the response section to further fine-tune your sound. Adjust the attack to shape the tone’s sonic contours. Blend in overtones to generate excitement or help your sound stand out among other instruments. Increase resonance to add depth and sustain. Alter the velocity curve and pedal mode to change how the instrument responds to your playing. Tune the piano and choose from stretched or equal temperament to modify how notes resonate together.
Polish your sound in the Finish section with a range of effects. Fine-tune the EQ and dial up some compression to change the timbre or ensure your sound sits well in a mix. Sprinkle in transients to alter attack and sustain. Adjust the stereo image and add convolution reverb to create a sonic space. Style presets let you quickly soak your sound in a range of vintage effects, from shimmering electric piano filters to toy speaker tones.
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