Challenging lighting (huge dynamic range, captured by the new Sony A7S III using SLOG3 profile). No audio.
I Know Him So Well
Quick ‘before and after’ before tweaking. The original version is the default Steinway grand piano in Logic Pro X (provided by Laurence). Second is using the Abbey Road Yamaha CFX grand piano sample set. Hopefully, you can hear the better sound quality, sound stage and dynamics available.
Never Enough (tweaked)
Lengthened some notes (to compensate for sustain pedal not being registered). Standard sensitivity. Abbey Road Yamaha CFX with compression. Mixed with KEF LS50 Wireless speakers (with room EQ).
Tweaks above, with Ravenscroft piano samples.
This Is Me
The Life I Never Led
Here’s ‘The Life I Never Led’, tested with the Ravenscroft 275 piano and compression. Mixed with KEF Reference 1 speakers.
Mix 2 (Abbey Road CFX):
On My Own
Here’s a quick test for ‘On My Own’, which I think sounds great. Tested with the Ravenscroft 275 piano and compression. Mixed with calibrated KEF Reference 1 speakers (and Chord Hugo 2 DAC).
Mix 2 (Yamaha CFX Abbey Road):
Mix 3 (Yamaha CFX Abbey Road):
Mix 4 (Mellow) (Keyscapes):
As Long As He Needs Me
Final version where I’ve tweaked the MIDI file in Logic Pro X and some funnies. Mixed with Sennheiser HD 800 S headphones (and Chord Qutest DAC).
Quick test of the latest original file using a few different samples.
Here are recordings of ‘Praise My Soul the King of Heaven’ and ‘O Most Merciful’ played by Mark Heath.
Mark’s piano recordings
Mozart Piano Sonatas
Hauptwerk Salisbury Cathedral organ recordings
Hauptwerk is a state-of-the-art virtual pipe organ, which is widely regarded as the best in the world. Of the many sampled organs available on the Hauptwerk platform, the Willis organ in Salisbury Cathedral is deemed to be one of the best. The recordings below were made using samples from the full organ (Volume 3) – which has 65 stops.