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Looking for softly played close miked VST instruments

Postby toneymoney » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:06 pm

Hi! Tony here.

I’m looking for various VST instruments with very specific characteristics:
- played very softly
- close miked
- with a lot of small details which could be missed when you play harder.

I think one of the good examples could be Lekko by Felt Instruments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOzKVzeHYPU

Any instrument is welcomed here: guitars, flutes, strings, but also stuff like rainstick etc.

I’m happy to see any recommendations and guides from you.

Thanks guys!
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Re: Looking for softly played close miked VST instruments

Postby Kwackman » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:44 pm

I think some of Spitfire Audio's VSTis have this, in their LAB category.
There's a soft piano for sure.
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Re: Looking for softly played close miked VST instruments

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:33 pm

Hi toneymoney, and welcome to the SOS Forums! 8-)

It's ironic that you picked a Felt Instruments link, as their very latest release is the first thing I thought of that fulfills your requirements:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKNBRhaWwQY

Jasno is a rediscovered Hohner Guitaret recorded imperfectly through vintage analogue kit for maximum character :thumbup:


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Re: Looking for softly played close miked VST instruments

Postby MOF » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:33 pm

It reminds me of an item I saw on TV years ago, it was at Christmas time and a group of handbell ringers played a carol, however their bells had felt muffles on the strikers (my technical term). It was a beautiful sound. Unfortunately I’ve never seen a sample set advertised.
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Re: Looking for softly played close miked VST instruments

Postby desmond » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:54 pm

Some nice stuff to explore here:
http://pianobook.co.uk

(Not just pianos)
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