Recently (and in the last couple years, probably) I’ve become a bit obsessed about piano sounds/libraries for recording and studio use. I find myself constantly watching YouTube demos and visiting forums about random virtual sampled grand pianos and upright pianos. And as always, I’m obsessed with the Nord Piano Library and all its uprights and grands (fantastic in their own right). Here’s a decently comprehensive list of what’s available out there (at least, somewhat affordably– $400 or less). Here are the uprights (my previous post was Grand Pianos):


Addictive Keys (Modern Upright)
Keyscape (Wing Upright)
Kontakt Libraries:

  • NI The Gentleman, The Giant, Una Corda
  • Fluffy Audio MyPiano
  • Simple Sam Samples Vintage Upright
  • Imperfect Samples: Braunschweig Upright
  • Sampletekk Rain Piano MKII, Vertikal MKII

EZ Keys (Upright, Vintage Upright, Small Upright)


Here are short (7 minutes or less) video demos. MAKE SURE TO PUT ON HEADPHONES!!!!



NI The Gentleman:

NI The Giant:

NI Una Corda:

Fluffy Audio MyPiano:

Simple Sam Samples Vintage Upright:

Imperfect Samples Braunschweig Upright:

Sampletekk Rain Piano MKII:

Sampletekk Vertikal MKII:



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