I'm trying to find some piano sound bank -for my childish experiments with sound - the most desired form is of course a number of .wav files, each one corresponding to a piano key - being a record of a real piano key sound. Is it possible to find such a thing? Preferably without any copyright issues.
The university of Iowa has recordings of separate piano notes in
Note that most SoundFonts bend each sample a few notes each way to cover the entire keyboard. If you want one .WAV for each note on the piano, the Fruity Loops Studio demo allows you to make the files by just opening the piano roll, making the note then saving it in whatever format you like.
I think this might help https://archive.org/details/SynthesizedPianoNotes
You can search in archive.org for more
The Yamaha OLPC Disklavier set also exists.
I found the correct resource: https://www.reddit.com/r/piano/comments/3u6ke7/heres_some_midi_and_mp3_files_for_individual/
From author SingleInfinity:
Here's some midi and mp3 files for individual notes. from a3-a6, inclusive. So, for a generative art class, I've had a project that required me to get some individual notes for a program to play. I searched for decent samples all over, but failed to find anything (free) that was in any way useful. I took it upon myself to make my own (which was a pain). The notes included go from a3 to a6, inclusive. Sharps are denoted via a hyphen, ie a4 = a, 4th octave, a-4 = a sharp, 4th octave.
For anyone wondering how this was done, here's the rundown.
Recorded all of the notes into a single midi file via my keyboard and Anvil Studio.
Split each midi note into singular notes in Audacity.
Converted each midi file to mp3 via solmire.com.
And then clipped each(2 second) resulting mp3 file into a 0.65 second mp3 file containing the note (and not much else).
So, after all my hard work, I figured I'd save some other poor sap from having to do the same, so I'll share my work here.
Hope this helps someone.
I also realize random download links can scare some people, so if someone could verify the files in a VM or something and vouch, that'd be appreciated.