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Acousticsamples releases Kawai-EX Pro and Lite
Acousticsamples has announced the release of Kawai-EX, a grand piano sample library for Kontakt.
The Kawai-EX PRO sample Library is a fabulous 9-foot (276cm) KAWAI EX concert grand piano that used to be in the Kennedy center in Washington DC. this Library is the result of a collaboration with Lance Herring
Kawai-EX Pro features
- 17.49Gb sample bank, no loops Recorded at 24Bits/48Khz.
- 5 “pedal up” layers, 5 “pedal down” layers, and 15 release samples per note.
- Multiple mic position and mixing from the interface.
- Multiple releases depending on time. They have been carefully picked up for each note to really reproduce the real mechanical behaviour of a note.
- Sympathetic resonance (pedal down samples).
- Thumps samples and Automatic Pedal noises samples.
- Custom kontakt interface that let you modify the response of the piano as well as its tone and the volume of the releases and the pedal.
- Ability to save polyphony by enabling / disabling each position.
- KONTAKT 3 (optimized for Kontakt 3.5). Easy to use KONTAKT interface.
Kawai-EX Pro is available for purchase for 89 EUR.
A Lite version is also available for 59 EUR. This 5.8Gb library has 4 “pedal up” layers, 4 “pedal down” layers, and 4 release samples per note, and only one microphone position, the player one.