ok, spoiler alert : it’s just a brag. nothing more
I started studying piano when I was 5 and stopped about 15, then my family and me decided to sell that piano…and
I have never owned one anymore…until last week
now, after 18 years of hard work I have finally been able to affort a baby grand it will be part of my modular setup, I don’t know when it will be “ready”, hope for early/mid autumn, I have not moved yet into that new apartment…
this is my biggest module ever, it sounds very soft, gentle, smooth…and its polyphony is quite good
hope to come back to this community asap, I really miss it
That’s a nice sounding module indeed
Beautiful playing, wow!
Curious to know what the model is, but if you prefer to keep this private, no problem
clickbait sounds awesome! can i get cv control of the lid?
More reverb and modulation of the filter cutoff frequency.
wow thank you all guys for the appreciation!
@LarsBjerregaard thank You Lars, the recording is not good at all, just put 2 omni overhead mics (from a cheap drum mic set) and a sennheiser mke400 into a tascam recorder, but they were not placed as good as a recording deserves signal was very low, there was too much background noise, I had to put up the gain, then reduce the noise, and put on some reverb to hide the glitches/artifacts from the noise reduction…when I started looking for a real piano the two essential things were 1. soft, delicate sound, expecially on the high keys 2. quite hard keys/action. I just cannot stand soft ones. the most important thing was the sound, because it inspires me…
@marc_boule it’s a “Carl Goetze”, made in Germany, about 1950-1960’s, I am trying to get more information using the s/n. it’s not a secret, I paid it 2k€ including the bench, 1st floor shipment, action weigh in, tuning… and 3 years warranty. there’s no secret as well that the original price was higher…I made a good old real cash down payment, and the seller was happy with that…everybody at shops was asking me my budget…my reply was always "it depends on how much I like the piano "…I would not have spent more money, btw. I’m paying the rent, I’m 37, I’m a freelance, I don’t know when/where I’m moving next…but in the dozens pianos I tried before buying one I found out that an used upright Petrov will be fantastic for me. I simply love that sound, and it also fits the budget. I found out also that I really love Kawai’s actions, they are quite hard and VERY precise, unfortunately the ones I tried didn’t have the sound I was looking for.
@jeremy sure, via bluetooth, once I have electricity available
@rickglasser hope I will get to it by early/mid autumn I already have something into my mind…
I hope you enjoy it. You play beautifully. My mother and grandmother would have loved it. Me, I was a disappointment. I stopped taking lessons after 2 years. Now, as I recently told my mother, I regret it.
Nice! Meanwhile this is all I could afford haha
Well at least the keys are level.
at least once in 100 years the actions deserve to be fixed
the only online tool I have found (a link from a dutch internet page) says that my piano is from 1906…but I place trust in the seller…they are on the market from 1919…if I find mode information I will let you know
Oh gawd! I have a beaten beyond economic repair Baldwin which is likely forty-five-ish years old now.
While I’d love a used Bosendorfer, I’ll likely make do with a Kawai controller and Modartt’s software as I really don’t have the sort of climate control for a great piano.
I was able to pick up an almost new Samick baby grand a couple years ago as an anniversary present for my wife. Bribery, really, to convince her to stay with me since I’m an asshole.
She’s an amazing pianist, and I like to clunk around on it when she’s not home, but strings and a fingerboard are more my style. The biggest unexpected benefit is that I get to listen to her practice all week before her turn as the church pianist that month.
Congratulations on yours! I look forward to hearing more recordings of it!
btw last month I produced (lol) my very first real eurorack module ever
Very nice. Was thinking about building something like this, too. Is this a purchasable diy?
no, I made the drawing, and get it cut by a laser machine.
then I bought the combo xlr/trs + 3.5mm sockets and the screws, then soldered (not me, I am not able to do such a fine job). it accepts balanced or unbalanced signals and works fine with modular gear. it should work with a stereo signal as well, but I did not tried yet.
I have made 3 drawings, with 2,3 or 4 sockets. they should be respectively 6,8 or 10hp (I can check later)
obviously it is very simple to get the components and it’s passive.
I would like to make one with pre-amps, but i’m not an electronic guy, so for now the easiest way is pairing this with Ears (by mutable instruments/mutable music thing) for a dynamic mic, or just use an audio interface/mixer with decent pre-amps, I bought few months ago an ssl2 and I’m very satisfied, that’s just what I needed