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@ApproachNirvana for "real sounding" pianos I use Alicia's Keys a lot— hellberg (@Hellberg) June 3, 2015
Mentioned in this June 3, 2015 Twitter post.
Approaching Nirvana: What’s the best Piano VST/AU? We use EWQL Pianos which is awesome but only has 4 pianos and sometimes I feel like I’m burnt out on them… /A
Hellberg: @ApproachNirvana for "real sounding" pianos I use Alicia's Keys a lot"
Prior to this, Hellberg had stated his use of Alicia's Keys on "The Girl" in the song's official Splice project annotations (released May 1, 2015).
Piano Chords: The whole project started from the chords. I had written the chord progression of the entire track before I did anything else in the track. The piano is Alicia's Keys in Kontakt 5. Not much else on there I think except a ValhallaRoom reverb that I use a lot.
Piano Bassnotes: I separated the lower notes from the the rest of the piano chords because I wanted them to be much more reverb-y than the higher notes which are pretty dry and unprocessed. The lower notes are also played by another VST than the higher ones, the lower one being TruePianos and the higher ones being Alicia's Keys in Kontakt 5.
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