Synthesized Piano Patch

edited June 3 in Patches
Piano patch for the String engine. The sound is a bit muted, but otherwise pretty darn realistic if I say so myself. Either String is awesome and surpasses even STR-1 of Kronos or some piano was used as its basis and I managed to "uncover" the original sound. Anyway, I thought I'd share. It goes cleanly over 3 octaves. 4 with mild aberrations. This is much better than what you would get from a single-note sample if you want some range.

https://soundcloud.com/sjgambler/op-1-piano-patch-demo
piano-patch.zip
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Comments

  • Holy shit - that is impressive!
  • nice work !
  • Really nice :)
  • noiiice
  • Gracias!
  • edited July 8
    I just tried it, nice ;-) Though I do have slightly cut sounds sometimes if I play fast. Anyone?
  • Wow, this is killer, didn't expect a piano this authentic to come out of Op1 without using samples. Has a nice lofi vibe to it too. Thanks for sharing the patch, looking forward to having it onboard :)
  • edited July 8
    awesome! thanks for sharing!

    now if i could just get an electric piano sound outta FM....
  • edited August 24
    How do I get this? Edit: never mind
  • edited August 29
    thankyou!
  • I don't get it? doesn't sound like karplus strong, you sure this came from the string synth? Be great to learn how it was synthesised.
  • edited August 29
    Heh, incredulity is the best compliment when it comes to synth patches.

    Yes, it's String. I attached the patch file to the post, so you can just look at it. But here is the general idea.

    I dialed tension down and vibration strength most of the way up. This produced the base sound. I used a low pass filter to get rid of all the String buzzing. That was the key, and it took a while to find a good setting. I offset the white microphones setting just a bit off maximum to make the sound boomy, similar to piano's wooden body. I applied a square LFO of the right length to simulate hammer striking sound. The whole thing was an accident followed by a lot of fine tuning of all the parameters available.

    I myself was surprised by how piano-like it sounded in the end. I guess it makes some sense, since pianos use strings, but it is also a testament to how versatile OP-1 really is, despite apparent simplicity.
  • You just earned an OP1 synthesis master reputation !!
    :D
    I'm really impressed by your patch, very nicely done @gambler !!
  • edited August 31
    (first post, I think, even though I have been ghosting for years)

    This patch is just incredible, I fired it up and could not believe my ears. Well done @gambler, just pure awesome sound design! I think you can open up Punch even more without loosing 'realness'.
  • Yup, genius patch. Think we'll be hearing a lot of it ;)
  • thumbs up!
  • Awesome patch, thank you!!
  • bravo! very impressive how well you've coaxed such a realistic sound out of the string engine
  • The patch doesn't seem to be attached to this post anymore @Gambler. Any chance you can reupload?
  • edited September 18
    ghostly606, it works for me, there's a file icon under the SoundCloud widget. You can also try using this link: c3e76bf29c697a29143e55b2d228d8.zip
  • ravicious said:

    ghostly606, it works for me, there's a file icon under the SoundCloud widget. You can also try using this link: c3e76bf29c697a29143e55b2d228d8.zip

    Thanks, that link worked. I saw the file icon when I first viewed this page a few weeks back but it wasn't there this morning. Sod's law, it's there now! :D
  • The patch doesn't seem to be attached to this post anymore @Gambler. Any chance you can reupload?

    BTW, I think downloads don't show up on this forum if you're not logged in (which happens periodically as your session expires).
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