My Project : GoldPiano

  • Hello everyone,

    I wanted to share with you a project I've been working on for some time. It's not yet 100% ready but it's in good shape.

    It's a piano that I recorded and then map with Hise. It has 9 layers, has a reverb "house" (which is part of another project that I'll talk about later, but basically it's impulse reverb I recorded).

    You can watch the video. You can hear the quality of the piano.

    If you want to discuss it, do not hesitate! Comments only advance the project. I really want it to be quality!

  • Hi Alex,

    nice work! Are you using multiple mic positions - I can't find it on the UI. If you have them, definitely add a mixer page where people can adjust the mic volume as its a pretty standard feature for piano virtual instruments.

    Also if I may give you my opinion on the GUI:

    1. Change the font and be consistent with it (aka use the same font for the HISE components like the preset browser or the settings window). With simple interfaces like these, typography gets very important and this font looks like coming out of a time capsule from the 90ies. Also it is very hard to read.
      Take a look at the Google fonts, they can be embedded without license fees and look somehow decent if used in the right combination.
      But apart from this, the interface layout works quite good.

    2. Don't use full black (0xFF000000), it always looks weird especially when used in conjunction with filmstrip knobs (if it's a pure synthetic vector interface like Audulus you can get away with it though). Also if it's not full black, then your knobs can get some subtle shadows. Take a look at how for example Spitfire Audio have a "black" background in Hans Zimmer Strings without it being actual black.

    3. Customize the HISE components. I'd suggest using either the vector graphic version of the inbuilt keyboard or create custom filmstrips, the stock keyboard looks way too ugly for being used in a product.
      Also I've made a few additions to the user preset browser lately - you can now define the number of columns and make it read-only, which I recommend in your case.

    Also, have you recorded other noise samples (eg. sustain pedal noise or hammer noises)? I noticed the release trigger sample switch, but if you can add more noise types, it makes the sound more realistic.

  • @christoph-hart said in My Project : GoldPiano:

    you can now define the number of columns and make it read-only
    What needs to be change for this to happen?

  • Nice work, but maybe use a more complex piano piece for your demo that has some nice dynamics, ex. some Bach classic like prelude or Chopin - Nocturne.

  • Thank you all for your comments. It's really appreciate. The continuous work!

  • Very nice work. It's a very usefull instrument.

    You can use vector graphics like Christopher said. Also I can suggest you, using very nice stock 3D GUI elements in order to make it look much more elegant.

    Here is an example, they are cheap, just take and use it.

    Also these guys make really high grade professional and special GUI designs;

    Cheers 😉

  • Hi,
    In fact, it's a strange coincidence since my next plugin embeds the GUI of Voguer Design! I'll put a picture soon!

    For those who want to hear the sound in more detail, here is a demo on soundcloud:

  • Hello everyone,

    Just a quick note to tell you that the official version is online.

    If you want to see this is where it happens:

    Thank you

  • @alexaudio10 congrats man!!!!!! You should post that on KVR

  • @alexaudio10 Congratulations. Yes @hisefilo is right you should post it on KvR. Also it would be good if you post it in Gear Slutz forum (on New Product Alert section) too. 😉

  • @alexaudio10 Looks/sounds good 🙂 well done! One thing though, I didn't see HISE mentioned on your site or in the usual manual.

  • Thank you all. I had already posted on KVR Audio but I was waiting for Admin's approval!

    For Geatslut it's done, here

    I had forgotten a little thing, in fact, I put a few hours in the user manual and as many things are similar from one plugin to another, do not hesitate to take my manual as an example. It will simplify your life and it does not bother me at all.

    For those who are English as a source language, do you find that the terms are correct?

    As for mentioning Hise, I did not know it was necessary. I will rectify as soon as I can, for the moment, some emails to answer.

    Thank you

  • @alexaudio10 said in My Project : GoldPiano:

    As for mentioning Hise, I did not know it was necessary. I will rectify as soon as I can, for the moment, some emails to answer.

    Oh it's not necessary, but it's a nice thing to do for all Christoph's hard work. But from this I assume you haven't bought a proprietary license?

    How does the realtone option work?

  • @alexaudio10 I've made a positive comment on GearSlutz 😉 Congrats!

  • @remarkablex Big thanks !

  • @d-healey In fact, when we did not record the Piano, I thought it sounded a little sharp. We did not try several microphones but we did not always have the result to wish! Some said that it brought a little more natural and others said the opposite. It was not much but I really wanted to achieve a proffesional result. I took the problem another way and arranged it in Hise.

    To make it simpler, the RT way for Real Tone makes the piano a bit darker. In the end, I think that the solution to find is even better because, the user finally has the choice between a piano a little lighter or a little darker.

    As for the license. I made an agreement with Christopher but it's radio silence since. I was even rewritten yesterday, still no news. I imagine he is very busy. In short, if someone manages to contact him, you can tell him that I'm still waiting for his information so that I can give it to him!

    Here is

    And it's true, you're right. I think I'll make a little tab for Christopher and promote Hise.

  • Hi Alex,

    I‘ve read your message and will reply soon.

  • @alexaudio10 you should also ping tomislav [at] The guys is great and the blog has a lot of readers 🙂

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