Voicing


Final Voicing

Each grand and upright piano is characterized by its individual sound properties.
 Voicing is a process which gives an instrument possibly an open sound characteristic for the brand and model of the piano. This effect is obtained by needling and shaping hammer heads.

Contemporary piano manufacturers part from outdated designs altering thickness of hammer felts.

A modern piano and its 100 year old equivalent characterize with different sound properties regardless of being manufactured by the same company.

Our company restores and voice vintage instruments bringing back their original sound properties which cannot be achieved while working with new pianos!

Voicing has been divided into four types in order to meet our customers’ expectations – due to this division; our customers will have their instruments prepared exactly the way they expect.

VOICING – FOUR TYPES

Orchestral voicing

- concert and semi concert instruments, such as S&S model D,C,B
- the purpose of voicing is to gain the greatest dynamic volume so that grand pianos accompanied by an orchestra could “break through other instruments ”
- the sound of a piano must have a clear brightness (clarity)
- grant pianos balanced in all registers bass-middle-treble section
- sound prepared so that the pianist could play a subtle “pianissimo”, round “ mezzoforte” and rich “pianissimo”

Chamber voicing

- all types of grand pianos apart from instruments accompanied by an orchestra
- the purpose of voicing is to gain the greatest dynamic volume assuming that grand piano sounds equally well in all dynamic registers (piano, mezzoforte, forte) with less emphasis on the strength of sound
- the most universal and widely used voicing
- grand piano balanced in all registers bass – middle treble section
- sound prepared so that the pianist could play a subtle “pianissimo”, round sound “ mezzoforte” and rich “pianissimo”

Subtle voicing

- rather smaller grand piano models intended to play in small spaces
- the purpose of voicing is to maintain the dynamic volume with an emphasis on the subtlety of sound and its warm character at the expense of its strength (fortissimo)
- voicing for those who seek rich, colorful grand piano sound
- grand piano balanced in all registers bass-middle-treble section

Raw voicing

- all grand piano types
- the purpose of voicing is to equip the piano with complete, large sound without going for subtle and round tone.
- designed for pianists who dislike the given sound and want to challenge themselves and create the subtlety through perfect articulation and control of the instrument
- grand piano balanced in all registers bass-middle-treble section


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