All tracks here have been recorded using pianos either custom-built by DAP or new and prepared by DAP. All tuning, voicing, and regulation done by David Andersen.
All tracks recorded in 24bit 88k using MXL & Octavia condenser microphones, Mackie 1604 mixer using built-in preamps.
As opposed to embedding the audio into the website, all of the tracks here are streaming through a high-quality MP3 Player. This means that the whole song doesn’t have to be loaded for it to start playing, so the load time is quick, AND—very important for sound fidelity—the file size is much larger. All of our tracks are in MPEG Layer 3 format, sampled at 128kbps with as little compression as possible. Track size is 8 to 12 megabytes each.
1931 New York Steinway “D” Concert Grand:
Completely rebuilt with new soundboard, Renner parts, weight-balanced action; 5.6 action ratio, 38.0 balance weight
1985 Bösendorfer 225 (7’4″)
New bass strings, new knuckles, new back rail cloth; 5.4 action ratio, 36.5 balance weight
1942 Hamburg Steinway “B,” semi concert grand
Complete rebuild with original soundboard, component-balanced action, 5.5 action ratio, 37.5 balance weight
Steingraeber 272 (8’10”) 5.6 action ratio, 38.5 balance weight
RUUT, Garson Gershwin: 1953 NY Steinway “D” w/ complete remanufacture; 5.5 action ratio, 38.5 balance weight (BW), rib-crowned-and supported board, all-new component-balanced action
Hendelman/Clayton/Cunliffe: left side: 1928 NY Steinway “D” w/ complete remanufacture, Erwin board, all-new component-balanced action; 5.6 action ratio, 39.0 balance weight; right side: 1942 Hamburg Steinway “B,” complete rebuild w/ original board, component-balanced action, 5.5 action ratio, 37.5 balance weight
Steingraeber 205 (6’10”) 5.5 action ratio, 37.5 balance weight