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Spitfire Audio launches Firewood Piano: the latest in the ‘Originals’ series

Meet Firewood Piano, the latest offering from Spitfire’s Originals series. The soul of this unique and weathered piano has been captured for DAW-based productions.

Aside from exquisitely sampled and lavish orchestral libraries, Spitfire also likes to focus on the small. Case in point: their new Firewood Piano. The latest in Spitfire’s Originals series, it’s a library composed of a single instrument: a piano owned by Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers.

Far from pristine, the Originals series offers up a moody, cinematic take on the sample library, providing characterful sounds from singular instruments — each with their own story to tell.

Spitfire Firewood Piano DAW screen

The Firewood Piano got its name from Fraites’ piano tuner, who said that it was only fit for kindling. No matter the inherent quality — or lack thereof — in this particular instrument, it has served Fraites well and couldn’t fit more perfectly with the dusty folk-rock tones of The Lumineers.

Meticulously recorded by Spitfire, the Firewood Piano is transformed into a plugin that can serve a multitude of atmospheric purposes. You can switch between a conventional upright and a soft, felted tone. Even the overtones of the instrument can be drawn out.

As is to be expected from a Spitfire library, the user interface is clean and easy to navigate, with reverb, tightness, hammer tone and sustain all available on rotary knobs.

For more details, visit Spitfire Audio.