I got my piano professionally tuned up and voiced and a few other little issues fixed up on Tuesday, and now I’m going in and doing a full sampling session (actually, I recorded the samples on Wednesday and now I’m questioning all my life choices).
I’m making my own sampler so that I don’t have to rely on kontakt, and I really don’t feel like learning another scripting language. This is my first plugin I’ve made using JUCE. I hated it at first, but I’m getting used to it.
I tossed the samples into my plugin and this is what it sounds like so far with some MIDI files I found online. The samples are raw with no processing or noise reduction.
No release samples yet. I captured them, but I haven’t put them in there yet, so the releases are just dumb fade outs right now.
There’s a bit of funkiness with the resonance, especially when you play a note and then press the pedal. It swells more than it should. I have to completely rework how I do the pedal down resonance to fix this. Lifting the pedal also sounds a little odd, but I’m hoping that including the release samples will help with this.
Needs more work on the velocity modelling. It doesn’t quite sound right at extremely low velocities.
I recorded a 4 different stereo mic perspectives. This is just the one that is close to the soundboard. The mid/side setup ended up sounding kind of dumb, so I have to decide if it’s worth keeping or not.