Happy belated Piano Day!

Bit late, Piano Day being on the 88th day of the year, March 29th… but my contribution involved installing a new piano! The only physical piano I dream of IRL is a Disklavier, meanwhile so far so good with NI Noire – Nils Frahm’s concert grand, deep sampled in Saal 3 of Berlin’s renowned, Bauhaus-designed Funkhaus recording complex…. Apparently “NOIRE uses 22 dynamic layers (both, in the Pure and Felt version) and has no round robins. However, just to shine some light on our piano production technique: These 22 dynamic layers were selected out of the 70 – 100 samples, which we’ve recorded per key. So we did not only record the ones we used, but we’ve selected the best 22 samples per key for a smooth dynamic curve. More is not always better, it also has to perform right…” It seems to take me a little while to dial down some of the ‘extras’ to the point where it feels natural to me… But it is early days, lots of exploring to do…. and some new presets to create!


Meanwhile in my garden, rust accumulates as music slowly sprouts…








Canon 5D3 + EF100L macro lens




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