AcousticSamples Old Black Grand Piano Pleyel
Everybody keeps on sampling the best and cleanest piano ever! here
is a completely different approach. We sampled an old Pleyel Grand
Piano (F-71240 model from 1928) with vintage gear like a studer
console and tube microphones, it has the rich and warm sound of the
old jazz/blues or even classical music recordings.
Here you can change most of the basic parameters of the library, the
volume of the releases, the noise the keys produce, the amount of
sympathetic resonance, the volume of the pedal noises, you can also
change the tone and enable the "true pedal action" (a feature that we
introduced that allows the pedal down resonance to fade in when you
press the pedal even if the note was started with the pedal up).
We recorded the OldBlackGrand with two pairs of microphones. One was
placed inside the piano, close to the strings and the other one
outside of it about where a soloist would be placed. You can change
the volume and pan of each microphone position as well as play them
all together to get the sound that you really want.
You have two way to adjust this library to your playing style /
- The Map is a velocity remapper. You can tweak the imput/output
velocity mapping. You can find some presets in the velocity curve
- The sensitivity decides how the volume is changed with velocity.
You can also choose a "min velocity" under which no sustain sound
will be played. You will still hear the key noises as on a real piano.
12,89Gb sample bank, no loops Recorded at 24/88,2Khz downsampled to
9 velocity layers for the sustain,
9 velocity layers for the release,
Extensive use of the filters of Kontakt4, the transitions between
layers are non noticeable leading to a continuous evolution of the
Two microphone positions: close (inside) and rim (singer position)
that you can enable/diable and mix,
Adjustable sympathetic resonance,
Thumps samples and Automatic Pedal noises samples,
True pedal action technology,
Midi panel to let you finely control the response of the instrument
(velocity remapper, sensivity),
Advanced scripting capabilities for a real mechanical behaviour
simulation and polyphony saving,