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The Tom Thumb Piano for Kontakt 5.7
The Tom Thumb Piano for Kontakt 5.7

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The Tom Thumb Piano, a small but mighty instrument is now offered for Kontakt full version. Built in the 1920s and popular in the speakeasies, brothels, restaurants and movie theaters, the Tom Thumb Pianos are small portable acoustic upright pianos. Only 67 keys, the perfect size for the gigging musician of the 1920s. The sound goes from sentimental to brash conjuring up images of the roaring 20s. Very similar to the piano in 'Casablanca', it was designed to be portable for people living in small spaces, gigging piano players and in restaurants they would move the piano from table to table. The bandleader Eddie Duchene played one at a regular gig at the Tavern On The Green in Central Park in New York. Irving Berlin and his wife played a Tom Thumb in the Club Holland (or Holland Tavern) in Soho, NY, now known as the West Village.
Produced by Douglas Morton, Arlan Schierbaum. Requires Kontakt 5.7 or later full version. Not compatible with the Kontakt free Player.
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Product Code: TOMTHUMBNT5

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We sampled this Behning (New York) Tom Thumb Piano at keyboard curator Arlan Schierbaum’s keyboard studio in Topanga Canyon, California using 2 AKGs in an x/y pattern directly over the hammers and a ribbon mic in front and a ribbon behind the piano. The piano was sampled at multiple velocity levels. The GUI for Kontakt was created with control over the amount of tack, level/pan of the stereo pair of mics and each mono mic either on screen or using NI’s NKS directly from the knobs of the S-Series Kontrollers. You can also control the velocity curve, tone, attack and release, pedal, key let off and sustaining un-dampened strings. At soft velocity playing the piano is delicate and thoughtful. As you play harder, you can boogie woogie with the best of them. Produced by Douglas Morton, Arlan Schierbaum.
Arlan Oscar plays the Tom Thumb Piano
Fully NKS compliant for Kontakt full version.
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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A piano with Attitude February 3, 2019
Reviewer: Craig Richards from Melbourne, Australia  
This sampled piano has character and 'mojo' a-plenty! An authentic small upright acoustic piano sound which sits beautifully in a mix without crowding the other instruments - a very welcome alternative amongst the many sampled upright pianos on the market.

Extensive range of tone shaping controls, and feels responsive and dynamic using my Yamaha CP4 Stage weighted action. Great work QUp Arts!

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