Binaural Upright Piano

Will work in most DAWs and notation software, using Plogue's sforzando!

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     This was my very first attempt at sampling a piano! Since there are loads of other virtual pianos out there, so I decided that I wanted to do something unique. The samples are recorded binaurally, as the name implies, using a mannequin head and two microphones coming out of the ears. The result creates the sensation actually sitting in front of the piano.


     - 3 dynamic layers

     - Unique sample set for when the sustain pedal is on and off

     - Note release samples

     - Key mechanism release samples

     - Recorded binaurally from the player's perspective

     - Works with Plogue's sforzando, a free SFZ player that functions as both a standalone player and a VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin, for use in a DAW or notation software

Tech Specs:

     - SFZ Format (Level 2.0+)

     - 48 kHz/32-bit float, OGG, Stereo

     - 135.5 MB on Disk

Current Version: 1.1 Version History



Binaural Upright Piano


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I have been composing original music for over a decade! My work has been heard in award-winning short films as well as audio dramas, private commissions, and performed live in concert.


To help me make my music, I create my own unique virtual instrument sample libraries, which are available for download by my fellow musicians and composers.


As a trumpet player, I have experience performing both classical music and jazz, earning awards and honors in both styles. See Full Bio