Chris Martins Piano SOUND

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I have the Kawai EX pro in Logic, just not sure how much EQ or reverb I should add
 

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I recently bought a keyboard and it has many types of sound modes for it. Im kind of a noob at this and I would love to put this sound into my keyboard IF THATS WHAT ITS MEANT FOR. Can someone explain
 

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I recently bought a keyboard and it has many types of sound modes for it. Im kind of a noob at this and I would love to put this sound into my keyboard IF THATS WHAT ITS MEANT FOR. Can someone explain
Well just connect your keyboard to your mac or pc via MIDI and buy the kawai EX Pro samples run in it on Kontakt or any other sample and thats it. Add a bright EQ, some compression and some reverb and you will have the right sound
 

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Well just connect your keyboard to your mac or pc via MIDI and buy the kawai EX Pro samples run in it on Kontakt or any other sample and thats it. Add a bright EQ, some compression and some reverb and you will have the right sound
Years after I said this, I literally did not get what this meant. But since Im into music production now, I know what Kontakt is and FL Studio has EQ adjusters, compressors, and reverb. Looks like I'll be pirating Kontakt then...

"Noob" lol how embarrassing
 

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Years after I said this, I literally did not get what this meant. But since Im into music production now, I know what Kontakt is and FL Studio has EQ adjusters, compressors, and reverb. Looks like I'll be pirating Kontakt then...

"Noob" lol how embarrassing
You use FL ?
 

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You use FL ?
Yeah, started around 6-7 months ago.

I got the kawai ex pro samples for Kontakt, but I only downloaded the closed version to save space. There are 3 versions. So far, the closed version sounds more like the bright Lovers in Japan Viva Era pianos (with adjusted EQs). I'll agree with some comments above that more recent performances showcase a more bass heavy and powerful sound. Which one of the 3 versions would sound the most accurate?


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Yeah, started around 6-7 months ago.

I got the kawai ex pro samples for Kontakt, but I only downloaded the closed version to save space. There are 3 versions. So far, the closed version sounds more like the bright Lovers in Japan Viva Era pianos (with adjusted EQs). I'll agree with some comments above that more recent performances showcase a more bass heavy and powerful sound. Which one of the 3 versions would sound the most accurate?


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In this current Tour.. They use mostly a new piano sound.. Probably the acoustic sound, but in performances in the C stage they definitely use Midi! For me it is the Rim/Side version!
I made a post in March about this, I dont know if you saw it... https://coldplaying.com/forum/index.php?threads/mp9000-sampling.108986/
 

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Yeah, started around 6-7 months ago.

I got the kawai ex pro samples for Kontakt, but I only downloaded the closed version to save space. There are 3 versions. So far, the closed version sounds more like the bright Lovers in Japan Viva Era pianos (with adjusted EQs). I'll agree with some comments above that more recent performances showcase a more bass heavy and powerful sound. Which one of the 3 versions would sound the most accurate?


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The Lovers in Japan piano, like the VLV piano, is a tack piano..different from the kawaii samples! The sound used for LIJ and VLV

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"Lovers in Japan" and "Reign of Love"

Martin: Guy and Will made the piano you hear on there.

Jonny Buckland: Wait, I did too!

Champion: We were in a studio in New York, this place called the Magic Shop, and it had this thing called a tack piano there, which sounds like an old honky-tonk piano, where you put little tacks in the hammers, so it sounds like more of a harpsichord almost. And so we wanted to use that kind of sound, but we didn't have a tack piano, so rather than sample it, we went and bought an old piano from the shop up the road from our studio, and we bought a load of tacks, and me and Guy and Jon spent a couple of hours pushing tacks into the piano hammers.

Martin: The only thing is, now we don't have anything to pin notes up with, so we have a lot of pieces of paper on the floor, and a beautiful piano."
 

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Yeah, started around 6-7 months ago.

I got the kawai ex pro samples for Kontakt, but I only downloaded the closed version to save space. There are 3 versions. So far, the closed version sounds more like the bright Lovers in Japan Viva Era pianos (with adjusted EQs). I'll agree with some comments above that more recent performances showcase a more bass heavy and powerful sound. Which one of the 3 versions would sound the most accurate?


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Hey about FL it'd be great if you could give some tips cause I'm starting to get into all that now. I still don't know where to find some things but I plan to get into this kind of thing soon
 

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Hey about FL it'd be great if you could give some tips cause I'm starting to get into all that now. I still don't know where to find some things but I plan to get into this kind of thing soon
If you need some tips pm me
 

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In this current Tour.. They use mostly a new piano sound.. Probably the acoustic sound, but in performances in the C stage they definitely use Midi! For me it is the Rim/Side version!
I made a post in March about this, I dont know if you saw it... https://coldplaying.com/forum/index.php?threads/mp9000-sampling.108986/
Great, thanks! Also, I think I worded myself wrong. I meant to say that the piano resembles more of the pianos they used during the Viva Era and live performances, not the tack pianos in Lovers in Japan specifically (the pianos during that era were very bright and didnt have a lot of bass)



Hey about FL it'd be great if you could give some tips cause I'm starting to get into all that now. I still don't know where to find some things but I plan to get into this kind of thing soon
Are you planning to buy it or pirate it? You should have at least some kind of knowledge of music composition before going into it. I pirated mine, but the place I got it from already got taken down, so I cant help you there. You have to be dedicated to getting into it because FL is a little confusing for beginners. It was a little easier for me, however, bc I was already into audio editing software like Audition. There's a big one hour beginner's tutorial for FL Studio 12 on youtube (should be easy to find). You dont have to watch it all, but the beginning is a great place to get some understanding of it all. Im sure @fuzzyman20 can help you too :)


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Great, thanks! Also, I think I worded myself wrong. I meant to say that the piano resembles more of the pianos they used during the Viva Era and live performances, not the tack pianos in Lovers in Japan specifically (the pianos during that era were very bright and didnt have a lot of bass)





Are you planning to buy it or pirate it? You should have at least some kind of knowledge of music composition before going into it. I pirated mine, but the place I got it from already got taken down, so I cant help you there. You have to be dedicated to getting into it because FL is a little confusing for beginners. It was a little easier for me, however, bc I was already into audio editing software like Audition. There's a big one hour beginner's tutorial for FL Studio 12 on youtube (should be easy to find). You dont have to watch it all, but the beginning is a great place to get some understanding of it all. Im sure @fuzzyman20 can help you too :)


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I pirated it some time ago. Used Audacity for some time, and still do a lot of the time. And I know quite a bit about musical compostion, I've made numerous short clips of songs on piano so think I'm good there...
Thanks for the advice though. FL looks really clean which is why I like it.
 

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Is it possible to make the Kawai EX Pro samples sound more similar to the Kawai piano for the AHFOD tour and not the Kawai MP9000? Have the samples for use in Logic but not good with adding reverb, EQ, or compression lol
 

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Is it possible to make the Kawai EX Pro samples sound more similar to the Kawai piano for the AHFOD tour and not the Kawai MP9000? Have the samples for use in Logic but not good with adding reverb, EQ, or compression lol
Did you used the plug ins I recommended?
I never tried to make them similar to the actual sound, but I can give it a try
 

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Did you used the plug ins I recommended?
I never tried to make them similar to the actual sound, but I can give it a try
yeah I used the EZQ but it just sounded off. might mess with it some more when i get the free time
 

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It's really cool to have a stagepiano (Kawai Mp9000) in a rack format that goes to another Digital piano (Yamaha GT20) I guess Chris liked the hammer touch and look of the GT20.
You can hear that the sound has being a little processed over the years if you compare The Scientist live from Montreal 2002 and The Scientist Live from the Mylo Xyloto tour.
With my new Kawai EX Pro sample library I finally got the sound that reminds most of the sound from Live 2003 concert (A Rush Of Blod To The Head Tour) When I play Politik, The Scientist and Life Is For Living It Sounds kind of exact ;)
I think this have to do with the fact that Kawai Mp9000 is sampled from a Kawai EX Concert Grand and my new plugin player is also sampled from that same concert grand.
I just decreased keynoises, pedal noises to make it sound cleaner. Then I increased the tone, sustain, compression and added some exciter and a small concert hall reverb. I did some EQ as well, but very little to keep the whole 88 keys really balanced :)
I can upload a video when I use this sound in short. I have a youtubechannel, just search for "moonchild89" I have som Coldplay covers there. One has an original sampled Fix You organ and an explanation on how I did it, so you dont have to buy an old Korg Triton Rack ;) The piano I use is a Yamaha CP300, like the one Chris Martin used on absolute radio.
Cheers!
Patrik
It's really cool to have a stagepiano (Kawai Mp9000) in a rack format that goes to another Digital piano (Yamaha GT20) I guess Chris liked the hammer touch and look of the GT20.
You can hear that the sound has being a little processed over the years if you compare The Scientist live from Montreal 2002 and The Scientist Live from the Mylo Xyloto tour.
With my new Kawai EX Pro sample library I finally got the sound that reminds most of the sound from Live 2003 concert (A Rush Of Blod To The Head Tour) When I play Politik, The Scientist and Life Is For Living It Sounds kind of exact ;)
I think this have to do with the fact that Kawai Mp9000 is sampled from a Kawai EX Concert Grand and my new plugin player is also sampled from that same concert grand.
I just decreased keynoises, pedal noises to make it sound cleaner. Then I increased the tone, sustain, compression and added some exciter and a small concert hall reverb. I did some EQ as well, but very little to keep the whole 88 keys really balanced :)
I can upload a video when I use this sound in short. I have a youtubechannel, just search for "moonchild89" I have som Coldplay covers there. One has an original sampled Fix You organ and an explanation on how I did it, so you dont have to buy an old Korg Triton Rack ;) The piano I use is a Yamaha CP300, like the one Chris Martin used on absolute radio.
Cheers!
Patrik
You can give me the Ex Pro settings please that make to sound like mp 9000 please?
My email is [email protected]
Thanks.
 
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