I've been trying to get that typical dreamy piano sound for some time now with little results. It's often used in film soundtracks and such, a few notes high up the keyboard that have a lot of reverb/ambience and perhaps a little echo. Most of the time with strings backing. I'm not totally sure, which is why I'm posting here. I can't find too many examples right now, though 8:10 on this sounds like it: 06- Ljudet Innan - YouTube And 1:06 on this: Halo 3 Theme (Strings and Piano) With Slideshow - YouTube Also the piano on Amsterdam by Coldplay, Cluster One by Pink Floyd, and the opening of Surrounded by Dream Theater. I've been looking for the right kind of samples too. Anything on the brighter side will not do. In fact an upright with a slightly loose damper(like mine) would be excellent. And then I cut a bit of sheen and boost a bit of the fundamentals, and add reverb. But I'm not able to get it right. If somebody has any experience with this I'd be extremely grateful for any advice.