Imperfect Samples Fazioli Ebony Concert Grand, world’s largest sampled grand piano

Imperfect Samples Fazioli Ebony Concert Grand

Imperfect Samples has released Fazioli Ebony Concert Grand, the world’s largest sampled grand piano instrument.

Commanding a powerful and magnificent sound, this imposing hand-made Fazioli ten foot Grand Piano was created by the makers of world’s most expensive grand pianos, and is considered by many to be the Elite of all grands.

Finally, an epic grand piano has been imperfectly sampled with warmth, without sterility. Most grand piano libraries tend towards having a sterile sound. The Fazioli Concert Grand offers an imperfectly sampled epic sound, with a raw warm, and rich tone not heard in other commercial grand piano sample libraries. The sound of this piano is deep, full, and epic, with real performance elements that can’t be simulated using synthesis or modelling. The Fazioli Ebony Concert Grand is desirable for situations where you want the grand, expensive sound of a real grand piano.

Fazioli Ebony Concert Grand features

  • Contains over 70,000 samples in up to a record-breaking 127 layers.
  • Includes true staccato, release samples, direct picked strings, perfect and imperfect instruments, piano effects, muted keys, unmuted keys, piano body wood knocks, seat and lid sounds, and many more.
  • Painstakingly recorded imperfectly, as with all Imperfect Samples’ libraries, the emphasis has been placed on achieving a hyper-real and convincing sampled instrument, with performance sounds. Classic “perfectly” sampled instruments have also been recorded, with all muted keys and perfect tuning.
  • Provided in 24-bit audio fidelity with a dry mic perspective, wet room perspective, player, close-mic’d, and internal perspective.

The Fazioli Concert Grand is available to purchase in 4 versions in EXS24 and Kontakt format (NOT for Kontakt Player):

  • Basic (£39.99 GBP) – 8 layers with release samples.
  • Pro (£89.98 GBP) – 12 layers of perspective 1, and an extra mic perspective with 8 layers.
  • Complete (£119.97 GBP) – Up to 14 layers and 3 mic perspectives gives the Fazioli Ebony Concert Grand (complete) added versatility and dynamics.
  • Extreme (£299.96 GBP pre-order 30th Oct. – regular £349.99 GBP) – The World’s Largest sampled grand piano, with up to 127 layers, 5 mic perspectives, with perfect and imperfect instruments (provided on a portable Hard Disk).

More information: Imperfect Samples / Fazioli Ebony Concert Grand

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  • Piano Snob

    >”record-breaking 127 layers”

    LOL. Good thing there are only 127 velocity levels. If velocity was an integer value, some idiot would make a piano sample library with 32768 layers. I just know it.

    The one-upmanship on sample libs is getting really absurd. The recent abbey road drums from Native Instrument, with up to 35 velocity layers, is just overkill. And despite the massive size, it still sounds terrible. They should spend more time getting the sound right, instead of recording a multitude of poor sounding samples.

    This piano (judging by the demo WAV files – which download at a painfully slow 50k, BTW) sounds muffled and flat. The balance between the bass and treble notes is odd too, it’s like 2 different companies recorded 2 different pianos and smushed the 2 together into one product. And the noise level of the hammers is very high, almost as loud as the note itself on some keys. Poor job.

  • Jack McConville

    PIANO SNOB (interesting you aren’t willing to give your full name), you couldn’t be more wrong. I always find it curious when someone writes a review of a product they haven’t even bought or used. There are probably a lot of big-name sample developers out there who are a bit miffed about this small company releasing such a big lib. You won’t find anyone more critical with piano libraries, I have most of the big piano libraries out there, and this one is the most inspiring to play, it sounds INCREDIBLE. I don’t know if you’re listening on dodgy monitors, but there isn’t a single person I know who isn’t super impressed by the sound. I don’t care about layers. As for your download speed, maybe you should check your internet connection as the demos all play instantly here.

  • Mike

    Just bought the complete version and this thing rocks.. this is now my go to piano. Beats Ivory Galaxy and East West hands down, I also have the Braunsweeig and White Grand. There is absolutely more life and soul in the imprfect pianos than any other piano I own….. the extra mic perspectives are totally awsome!

    Hats off to Matt who produces these pianos.. they sound real, there is no convolution reverb or simulations. Instead there are real room options. This really is the way forwards in sampling and the results sound so real..

  • Intelligent

    Too bad the volume of the hammer can not be adjusted though ….

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