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    Smile Producing "Hollywood" piano sound...

    Hi.

    I have been thinking and wondering how do they archieve that well produced "Hollywood" piano sound? Of course they are using real grand pianos and miking them perfectly with great ambience, but any ideas how do they process the sound? What do I need to produce that kind of piano sound in my DAW?

    EQ settings? Compressor settings? What kind of reverb is prefered with pianos? What is the best piano sample library?

    I know this is a huge question.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Producing "Hollywood" piano sound...

    I wasn't aware that there is a "Hollywood" piano sound. Can you post a clip of an example?

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    Re: Producing "Hollywood" piano sound...

    Quote Originally Posted by Journeyman
    I wasn't aware that there is a "Hollywood" piano sound. Can you post a clip of an example?
    http://www.hollywoodpiano.com/

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    Re: Producing "Hollywood" piano sound...

    Rotflmao!

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    Re: Producing "Hollywood" piano sound...

    I believe Petelms wants to reproduce the easy-listening, low velocity, melodic piano sound that is very common in film soundtracks. Garritan's Steinway can reproduce that kind of sound with great success. Simply:

    * Keep the velocity under 30-40,

    * Add some rich reverb.

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    Re: Producing "Hollywood" piano sound...

    I also know that to produce that hollywood sound, they tend to use mics in close proximity. If your sound libary gives you the option to turn off the distant mics, you'll get a brighter sound that shows off the attack.

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    Re: Producing "Hollywood" piano sound...

    Quote Originally Posted by eliasbats
    I believe Petelms wants to reproduce the easy-listening, low velocity, melodic piano sound that is very common in film soundtracks. Garritan's Steinway can reproduce that kind of sound with great success. Simply:

    * Keep the velocity under 30-40,

    * Add some rich reverb.
    It hasn't been released yet has it?

    ArtVista's Maljmso is very good for that Thomas Newman type Hollywood sound.
    Composer, Logic Certified Trainer, Level 2,
    author of "Going Pro with Logic Pro 9."

    www.jayasher.com

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