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Synchron German Upright 1904
release date: 15.06.2022

Synchron German Upright 1904

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Vintage Character and Style

  • C. Bechstein upright piano built in 1904
  • Vintage character
  • Recorded at Stage B of Synchron Stage Vienna
  • Eight microphone positions for a multitude of timbral variations
  • Advanced release sample technology
  • Pre-configured main presets, signature and FX presets

This C. Bechstein upright piano was built in Berlin Kreuzberg in the early 20th century. Its distinctive vintage character, owing to its generous proportion of resonating wood, was captured with a multi-microphone setup at Synchron Stage Vienna’s Stage B.

The upright’s very smooth action allows the finest gradations from pianissimo to fortissimo. In the main playing range its sound is more reminiscent of a small concert grand than of an upright piano. With its clear and accurate tonal development it conveys the intimate atmosphere of a small concert hall. The instrument’s mid range is very pronounced and focused, while its ageless character clearly asserts itself in all registers.

Brought to Stuttgart by pianoforte maker and dealer B. Klinkerfuss, Württemberg’s sole representative for C. Bechstein and J. Blüthner, the instrument has always been in residence with families in the Stuttgart area. It was played by pianist and film composer Mick Baumeister, co-creator of the Hornberg breath controller, at different stages of his life. The upright was owned by Martin Friz who taught a young Mick improvisation on this instrument. Decades later, Mick purchased the piano from German actor Holger Daemgen’s family, and – as he puts it – it never ceases to inspire him and to find “the truth”.

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8 Microphone Positions

In order to capture the sound of this marvelous instrument, our recording engineers used multiple high-end microphone arrays, affording an abundance of options for creating your individual sound.

Microphones

  1. Close 1 – Condenser (Neumann KM184 Sphere, X/Y) - Standard Library & Full Library
  2. Close 2 – Ribbon (Royer SF24 Blumlein) - Full Library Only
  3. Close 3 – Condenser (Neumann U87 Ai Cardioids) - Full Library Only
  4. Mid 1 (Sennheiser MKH 40 ORTF behind the piano) - Full Library Only
  5. Mid 2 (Schoeps KFM6 over the piano) - Standard Library & Full Library
  6. Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Stereo (DPA 4006) - Standard Library & Full Library
  7. Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Mono (DPA 4006) - Standard Library & Full Library
  8. Main Surround – Stereo (Sennheiser MKH 800) - Full Library Only

Even if you're not using a surround setup, you get more ambience variations and spatial depth out of the Full Library by adding the room and surround microphones' signals to your stereo mix.

Customize Your Personal Sound

The German Upright 1904 comes with the free Vienna Synchron Pianos software that offers multiple options for shaping your sound and your playing experience. In addition to the multitude of options from mixing various microphone signals, the player provides a full-blown mixer with a broad range of effects, such as EQ, compressor, saturator, algorithmic reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, rotary, and many more. You may also adjust the volume of body resonances, sympathetic strings and pedal noises right in the main Play window. In the Edit window you can even tweak EQ, volume, tuning, dynamic range, and more for each individual key.

German Upright Mix

A host of mixer presets offer a wide variety of characteristics, directly accessible in the main player window, from concert and intimate settings to pop, ambient and vintage sounds. Various signature and experimental FX presets round out the preconfigured sonic gems the German Upright 1904 has in store.

Sampling Precision

To capture the sound of the instrument with all its subtleties, our engineers deployed a highly precise motion-control system based on a solenoid that controls a noise-free “robot finger”. The micro-controller moves the finger with super-human precision, providing flexible curvatures for down-strokes and release movements, the latter corresponding with the preceding note length and various release speeds.

Library Content

Standard: Samples 63.556 | Download Size 5,6 GB | Installed Size 63,6 GB

Full: Samples 127.112 | Download Size 11,6 GB | Installed Size 135,9 GB


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Mac:

  • macOS 10.13 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended) - Big Bang Orchestra, SYNCHRON-ized, Smart Series
  • RAM: 16GB (32GB recommended) - Synchron Libraries, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings & Brass
  • SSD hard drive recommended

Windows:

  • Windows 8.1/10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • RAM: 8GB (16GB recommended) - Big Bang Orchestra, SYNCHRON-ized, Smart Series
  • RAM: 16GB (32GB recommended) - Synchron Libraries, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings & Brass
  • SSD hard drive recommended

Free hard drive space according to the library size.

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You can either "soft" activate the software on your computer without addditional hardware or transfer the license to an iLok USB dongle which has to be purchased separately. The iLok dongle can be used to run the protected software on different computers. Your licenses can be easily manged using the iLok Licence Manager. To protect your investment against theft or loss we recommend the iLok Zero Downtime protection with TLC.

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