The first on offer
is 'Way Piano'. This is a multi sampled Steinway piano
that I made up from three different SF2 files.
I extracted the
samples from said files and with a little processing and
glueing together I made myself a nice sounding piano
that would be quick and easy to use.
Although very much
an instrument for one purpose, I have included the ADSR
amp envelope controls alongside a volume, pan and reverb
control, allowing a little more sound shaping
There are both 32
and 64 bit windows versions available as well as an AU
version for Mac, although I must say that I haven't been
able to test the Mac version. If anyone does try it and
has problems please let me know.
piano soundfont + SafFron
Pro piano, sf2 format, 116 samples, 44100Hz, 16bit.
The Yamaha Grand
Piano soundfont is free. It is built from the Zenph
Studios Yamaha Disklavier Pro Piano Multisamples for
OLPC. The soundfont itself and all modifications made to
the original samples are offered under a
At a time when multi-gigabyte sample-based grand piano
emulations are battling it out for a huge chuck of your
hard drive (and a huge chunk out of your wallet as
well), I thought it might be nice to offer a piano synth
that won't make a dent in either. Weighing in at less
than 620 KB, the DH Piano VSTi is offered as freeware.
No samples are used. The sound is created entirely by
subtractive synthesis. It won't fool anyone into
thinking it's an acoustic piano, but it's warm and
responsive and fun to play.