Synthesized Piano Patch


#1

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


#2

Holy shit - that is impressive!


#3

nice work !


#4

Really nice :slight_smile:


#5

noiiice


#6

Gracias!


#7

I just tried it, nice :wink: Though I do have slightly cut sounds sometimes if I play fast. Anyone?


#8

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 :slight_smile:


#9

awesome! thanks for sharing!


now if i could just get an electric piano sound outta FM…

#10

How do I get this? Edit: never mind


#11

thankyou!


#12

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.


#13

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.


#14

You just earned an OP1 synthesis master reputation !!
:smiley:
I’m really impressed by your patch, very nicely done @gambler !!


#15

(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’.


#16

Yup, genius patch. Think we’ll be hearing a lot of it :wink:


#17

thumbs up!


#18

Awesome patch, thank you!!


#19

bravo! very impressive how well you’ve coaxed such a realistic sound out of the string engine


#20

The patch doesn’t seem to be attached to this post anymore @Gambler. Any chance you can reupload?