Binaural Upright Piano

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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 were  recorded using a mannequin head with two small microphones coming out of the ears. When using headphones, the end result creates the sensation actually sitting in front of the family piano!

• Recorded binaurally from the player's perspective

• Up to 3 dynamic layers

• Full length samples, including note and mechanical release samples (pedals and keys)

• Unique sample sets for when the sustain pedal is up and down

Tech Specs:

     - SFZ Format (Level 2.0+)

     - 48 kHz, OGG, Stereo

     - 135.5 MB on Disk

Works in most DAWs and notation software using Plogue's sforzando, a free SFZ player that functions as both a standalone player, as well as a VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin.

Current Version: 1.1 Version History




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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