The Vienna Symphonic Library has announced the release of the German Upright 1904, a virtual representation of a C. Bechstein upright piano, built in 1904. The instrument was captured at Stage B of Synchron Stage Vienna from eight microphone positions and comes with Vienna’s powerful and free Synchron Piano Player.

The C. Bechstein upright piano that was sampled for this brand-new collection was built in Berlin Kreuzberg in the early 20th century. Its distinctive vintage character, owing to its generous proportion of resonating wood, was captured with a multi-microphone setup at Synchron Stage Vienna’s Stage B.

The upright’s very smooth action allows the finest gradations from pianissimo to fortissimo. In the main playing range its sound is more reminiscent of a small concert grand than of an upright piano. With its clear and accurate tonal development it conveys the intimate atmosphere of a small concert hall. The instrument’s mid range is very pronounced and focused, while its ageless character clearly asserts itself in all registers.

German Upright 1904 features

  • C. Bechstein upright piano built in 1904.
  • Vintage character.
  • Recorded at Stage B of Synchron Stage Vienna.
  • Eight microphone positions for a multitude of timbral variations.
  • Advanced release sample technology.
  • Pre-configured main presets, signature and FX presets.

German Upright 1904 is available at an introductory price of $136 USD for the Standard Library (regular $180 USD), and $234 USD for the Full Library with more microphone positions (regular $316 USD).

In celebration of the release, all of VSL’s keyed instruments are available at promotional prices.

The offer is valid at the VSL store and from distributor Best Service through July 18th, 2022.