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Originals Jangle Box Piano

The legendary Challen: A piano with two distinctive characters

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    The legendary Challen: A piano with two distinctive characters

    Abbey Road's iconic ‘studio’ piano, expertly recorded at its legendary home, in Studio Two. Famous for its use on countless ’60s pop era records, including The Zombies, Pink Floyd and The Beatles — featuring prominently on The Beatles (aka The White Album) and Magical Mystery Tour. The instrument features brass tipped felt strips that can be dropped between the hammers and strings, emulating the sound of a ‘tack piano’. The result is an instrument of two distinct characters: one mellow and dark; the second, percussive and bright.

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    Compatible with NKS

    6 presets

    3 mic signals

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    What's included

    Presets (6)

    Tack Piano

    • 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

    Signals (3)

    • 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


    What is the difference between Originals Mrs Mills Piano and Originals Jangle Box Piano?

    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).

    Does Jangle Box contain any existing sample content?

    No, Jangle Box Piano is made entirely of newly recorded sample content.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.15 to OS 13

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 or Windows 11 - (Latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM

    Recommended: Intel Core i7 6th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

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