This free piano VST plugin is perfect for lo-fi hip-hop

Wondering how to make lofi beats? Become a lofi hip-hop artist with this free Upright Piano VST from Audiolatry, providing simple, sweet melodies and fuzzy chords.

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A lovely new free Upright Piano VST from Audiolatry realistically samples a Kawai piano. The piano plugin has a sweet tone that would fit perfectly with Lo-Fi hip-hop, easy-listening pop songs or chill dance tracks.

The free piano VST plugin has a very simple interface, so it’s quick and easy to get to grips with the virtual instrument. There’s a few features like reverb, attack and release, and a high pass and lo pass filter. You can also adjust the volume of the keys release.

For a free plugin, the tone is very pleasant – no tinny toy piano sound here. Two velocity layers give it an airy feel. The no-frills sound is discreet enough to perfectly provide a gentle melody or fuzzy chords to anchor a lo-fi beat.

At the moment the plugin is available as a VST and VST3 for Windows only, though Audiolatry say a Mac version is in the works. You can pay what you like for Upright Piano, or get it for free.

Find out more and download the free VST here.

And once you’ve added that cute piano sound to your track, why not upload your song to streaming services for free with RouteNote? You could end up on our in-house curated Lo-Fi playlist.

I write about music for RouteNote, sharing fun stuff, news, and tips and tricks for musicians and producers. Also a saxophonist and hater of marmalade.

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