HALL OF FAME
Here are just a few of the many successful and adventurous musicians in the
business today using the Perfect Piano Series™
from William Coakley Sound Design™
If you use the Perfect Piano™
would like to be in the Hall of Fame, please email
Barry Nease is the arranger for Olympic gymnasts
from around the world including the 1996 Atlanta Olympics US Gold
Medal winning team.
In 1991, I began working with world-renowned gymnastics coach
Bela Karolyi (Nadia Comanici, Mary Lou Retton, Dominique Moceanu
etc.) doing virtual orchestrations for US National Team floor-ex
routines. I did all of the music for the 1992 Bronze Medal winning
US Olympic Team and in 1996 did all of the music for the famous
Atlanta Olympic’s Gold Medal US Team. I now work with athletes
from around the world.
Gymnastics is a sport where the piano traditionally is the dominant
instrument. Early on, I worked with dozens of pianos from excellent
sound designers. William Coakley’s Volume 1 pianos became
the studio’s standard. When he released Volume 2, the Fazioli
became my classical piano of choice.
Volume 3 was a revolution. The “BNCE” pianos, very
simple single layer pianos, became my absolute all time favorite
pianos for all Rock and Roll, Swing, Pop – anything up-tempo.
The commercial value of these pianos is unbelievable. The En pianos
(50 megs) became the outstanding piano for any classical application.
They are, in fact, the only sampled pianos I have ever played
that stand on their own – the sound is absolutely beautiful.
Lenny Kravitz' tour keyboardist tells Keyboard Magazine:
"For the piano, we're taking out this cool-looking Schimmel
upright ... but I'm triggering the William Coakley Perfect Piano samples
from a Moog PianoBar. "
Danny Lux has worked on "Silk Stalkings," "LA Law," "News Radio"
"NYPD Blue," "Law & Order," "Sliders", and "Ally McBeal (pictured left)."
Keyboardist Scott Healey performs every night with the Max Weinberg band on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (pictured left).
Sean Hopper's classic rock and roll piano stylings help provide the sound behind Huey Lewis and the News and his new band, Clover.