Syntone has announced the release of Piano Impacts, a virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This library consists of a multitude of different percussive strikes against an upright piano using wooden beaters, metal beaters, palms, knuckles and fists. Pedal samples were also recorded to give each hit extra power from the vibrating strings of the piano.
The whole package comes complete with a custom-scripted arpeggiator, built to give the user a number of options to vary their patterns and rhythms.
Piano Impacts features
- 4 round robin, 4 velocity layers.
- 36 different types of hits.
- Custom-scripting, including an arpeggiator.
- 48kHz/24-bit quality.
- 532MB (204MB compressed) total.
- Full version of Kontakt 4.2.4+ required.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $20 AUD until September 23rd, 2013 (regular $30 AUD). The free Light version is available to download from the product page.