100 Year Old Piano - Free Instrument For Ableton Live & Logic
New York-based musician, producer, and Ableton Certified Trainer AfroDJMac has released a free 100 Year Old Piano pack for Ableton Live and Logic Pro.
About 15 years ago, I bought a 1913 Kranich & Bach upright piano from the local Salvation Army. It was clear that whoever owned it played it quite a bit. The finish on the keys is faded, the hammers are worn down, and some of the pedals don’t work quite right. It makes a lot of mechanic noises, but man does it have soul.
While there are many pristinely recorded, technically-perfect pianos available in just about every DAW, they don’t have this piano. They don’t have these idiosyncrasies, these specific noises some of the hammers make, or the spirit of the players that left this piano behind. So I wanted to capture that and give it to you.
Please enjoy my 175th Free Ableton Live Pack: The 100 Year Old Piano. And because I don’t want to leave Logic Pro users out, I’ve also included a version of the piano for Logic’s EXS24 sampler instrument.
In the video below, you can hear a song he made using sounds from the 100 Year Old Piano alongside the teenage engineering OP-1.
You can download the 100 Year Old Piano for free via the AfroDJMac website.