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The Heart Asks Pleasure First - Piano Cover

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This is a piano cover of the main theme from the movie "The Piano".

Although the merit of this track is partly the performance, I decided to upload it as I also rearranged the piece quite a lot, in order to make the performance less repetitive and more unique.

I wasn't really happy with any of the sounds that I was able to get out of a single piano I own. So I ended up plugging the MIDI file to three instances of "The Grandeur", and Three Instances" of "The Maverick". I then balanced the panning along with the audio levels, and EQd the tracks to fit well together. The problem was that I wanted both a clear deep bass, along with a bright tone, with some middles too; a full and versatile sound. That wasn't really possible without mixing these in this weird way. What do you think of the end result? Does it sound okay?

Anywho, I hope you enjoy!

If you feel like it, you can watch me play this. Here's the performance:


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Awesome Cover man. The mix sounds great!!!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks dude! Great to hear that you think it sounds nice and balanced :D

Woah, you played this? This is really amazing. I can hear the MIDI magic you did but I still think it is great. I'm so glad to see awesome stuff like this is being put into the portal!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Yup, I did :)
The video is in the description if you want to see it!
I think I fixed like three or four notes that happened to not sound great. The magic I did for this, was to use the same file, for 6 pianos playing at once at different volumes, and panned in different directions (And EQd to fit together), filling up the entire "room" of sounds, as they didn't sound full on their own.

Thanks a ton for all the compliments!
I'll try to respond to your message tomorrow! I'm going to Japan on Wednesday though, so if I don't have time to respond tomorrow, excuse me if it takes a couple of weeks ^ ^

Never seen this movie myself, but I've heard the theme and think your arrangement is a very nice take on it. Of course, it's always nice to hear you play the piano! :)

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Aww, why thank you mr!
I've seen the movie once, and it's fairly good. I should rewatch it at some point though :)

This blew me away! Very good performance! :D

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thank you mr! ^ ^
I'd love to see some more guitar stuff by you, but don't let me pressure you! You do you ;)

I luv this song so much! :O And now you've done a cover of itttt!!! <3 <3 <3
I should really remake my cover xD Well played~!

~Phyrnna ^_^ <3

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Aaaaaaaahh :D!
Glad to hear you like it :3
I went back to listen to your cover, and you should definitely make a remake using your current magical powers and abilities! >:D

Thanks for listening <33

Credits & Info

4.88 / 5.00

Jul 18, 2016
3:33 PM EDT
File Info
7.4 MB
3 min 14 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.

* Cover / remake of a third-party piece.
Excercise caution when using it, refer to author comments / contact the author for details.