Close (tack mode) – a pair of Neumann U67 microphones for a crisp, defined sound. // Ribbons (non-tack mode) — a pair of Coles 4038 ribbon mics.
Room – A pair of omni condenser microphones, giving a spacious image of the piano and the room.
Vintage – Recorded with equipment from the 60s to authentically recreate the sound of the tracks that made the piano famous.
Close Tacks: The close microphones with the tacks, a direct and bright sound
Clean Tacks: The close and room microphones blended for an upfront and modern sound.
Balanced Tacks: All signals together with the tacks, a balanced and characterful sound
Vintage Tacks: The vintage sound that made the piano famous.
Mellow Without Tacks: All signals together capturing the mellow character of the piano, without tacks
Vintage Without Tacks: The vintage sound that made the piano famous.
While both pianos were recorded at Abbey Road, Studio Two and are most well known for their use on various legendary ‘60s pop records and film scores, each has a unique history and sound. Mrs Mills Piano is a Steinway vertegrand with a warm and bright sound that cuts through a mix, owing to its lacquered hammers. The piano has been slightly detuned to give it a characterful chorus effect. Jangle Box Piano is a tuned Challen ‘studio’ piano with two distinctive characters — one mellow, warm and dark, and the other bright and percussive, reminiscent of a tack piano (owing to its felt-tipped brass strips that drop between the hammers and strings when engaging the centre foot-pedal).
No, Jangle Box Box piano is made entirely of newly recorded sample content.