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different noises on piano

has anyone experimented with getting different noises out of their piano? I've been brainstorming different ideas, but I haven't figured out how I'd go about implementing any ideas to alter the space between the hammer and the string to make it happen.

i never liked the middle pedal to bring the cloth down. that cloth just feels weird when you press the keys

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pete Sat, 08/08/2020 - 03:39

paulears, post: 465162, member: 47782 wrote: Are we talking prepared pianos, or just different tones? If you use kontakt instruments I love the Una corda it's got such a great range of tones depending on how you play it.

i don't understand your question. it's a yamaha u3 though if that's part of what you were asking. i was thinking of how I could put any amount of different kinds of materials against the strings to produce all kinds of different sounds. that's what I was trying to describe

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is this what you're talking about?

I'm totally new to recording. maybe that's why I don't understand your question.

I'm also trying to figure out the mic that would suit me best for a few different purposes. i don't even know what to plug a mic into yet lol. i'm learning this stuff now. then there's software. i don't know where to start

paulears Sat, 08/08/2020 - 05:31

Er - there was a musical fad/clever smug idea year ago where to did things to perfectly good pianos to make them sound different. Felt, cotton fabrics between the strings and hammers, and the other way - drawing pins in the felt hammers, or pins in between the two or three strings so they jangle and alter the harmonics. Google prepared piano - it's a wonderful/evil thing to do. I mentioned Kontakt as it's a very popular sampler/synth production tool in a computer and rather than wreck a perfectly good piano - you do it in software.

Many pianists try non-destructive things like light materials between strings and hammers, but physically getting the material fixed and repeatable is a real pain. Tell us what you have tried and what you want to achieve? We're guessing otherwise. Often you get a nice sound for playing, but it records really poorly. Do you want to record it at all?

pete Sat, 08/08/2020 - 06:14

paulears, post: 465164, member: 47782 wrote: Er - there was a musical fad/clever smug idea year ago where to did things to perfectly good pianos to make them sound different. Felt, cotton fabrics between the strings and hammers, and the other way - drawing pins in the felt hammers, or pins in between the two or three strings so they jangle and alter the harmonics. Google prepared piano - it's a wonderful/evil thing to do. I mentioned Kontakt as it's a very popular sampler/synth production tool in a computer and rather than wreck a perfectly good piano - you do it in software.

Many pianists try non-destructive things like light materials between strings and hammers, but physically getting the material fixed and repeatable is a real pain. Tell us what you have tried and what you want to achieve? We're guessing otherwise. Often you get a nice sound for playing, but it records really poorly. Do you want to record it at all?

yeah I'm not looking to damage my piano. I kinda like this thing

yes I'd like to record. I want to record regular piano playing too. trying to learn a little about recording equipment so I buy quality gear for my purposes but I don't wanna pay for more than i need

as for what I want to achieve with the noises I make, I don't know yet. I'm just looking to experiment. i've been playing classical music. just looking for more to do with the piano. seeing what other noises I can get out of these strings.

I also want to record ambient noises and make noises with different objects to record and run it through audio software. again just experimenting and playing around

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