Posted by: sebion | January 6, 2013

Recording on modern piano action: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

I know it has been a long time since my last post, but this recording took me a lot of effort to reach a certain degree of quality that I always strive for. So here it is and I hope you enjoy it:

For me it was a hard lesson to learn how to emphasize the melody parts appropriately, but if I listen to the result I think it was worth all the effort.



  1. Very nicely done, Sebi. Bruce

  2. Grand piece. Fine handling of it.

    Admirable determination – mine soon caved in!

  3. Amazing! What material did you end up using to simulate the string repetition? It looks like blue felt.

    • No its not felt. I used felt with the former prototypes but that turned out to be quite noisy because a soft felt quickly gets pretty hard, when you play for a while.
      So what I’m using now is a visco-elastic foam that has been designed to absorb shocks in industrial applications. So you can’t play this thing flat it always expands again.

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