We aimed to capture both this, and the rest of the amazing range of sound the piano has to offer, making sure to also record its enormous dynamic range, which resulted in dynamic layers up to 76 in this instrument.
The “Fazioli” is a highly sought after grand piano, by the makers of world’s most expensive grand pianos. Its considered by many to be the best of the best when it comes to concert grand pianos.
Some grand pianos start to get a little muddy when you go to the lower registers, but the Fazioli stays sparkling and crystal clear even when you hit the low end of the keys.
“Silk” features a Fazioli recorded with close and stage mics so you can mix and match to create your own desired sound.
The Fazioli piano was recorded for Silk at a high level of real layers per note – around 30 40 layers per note.
It sounded great with just this, but we decided to add another 20-30 more layers to the mid/top end of the piano where you are likely to hear more fast/consecutively played notes, to add as much variation and detail as possible!