Hephaestus has released Steinway Grand 2, a free compact piano library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This is the 2nd version of our Steinway piano. It uses the same samples of the 1st version, but we’ve fixed a lot of sound issues and increased the sound quality. If you want to try it…please, it’s FREE!
Steinway Grand 2 features
- 44.1KHz 16-bit Stereo sample resolution.
- Looped samples.
- 3-band EQ to adjust the sound.
- IR Reverb knob (new).
- Key-off switch to enable/disable the key-off noise.
- Fixed the bad flanger effect when pressing the sustain pedal (new).
- Totally redesigned the script that controls the sustain pedal behaviour (new).
- Harmonics / Resonance effects with IR (new).
- Some notes have been retuned and adjusted EQ dynamics (new).
- 48 MB size.
- Kontakt 5.2 or newer required (Kontakt Player not supported).
The library is a free download.
More information: Hephaestus
Hephaestus Sounds has announced the release of Flute & Piccolo, a virtual instruments library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Our new small Flute & Piccolo library, sampled in studio.
Flute & Piccolo features
- 5 sound patterns (silver, wood, flutter, trills, staccato) also switchable using Modulation controller.
- 3 dynamic layers + 1 overblown layer.
- Non-compressed file size of 43MB (138 samples).
- 2 dynamic layers.
- Non-compressed file size of 14MB.
- 48KHz 24-bit Mono sample resolution.
- Auto key-clicks & breath noises (deactivate-able), also switchable using Modulation controller.
- Manual FX on the left.
- Reverb knob.
- Expressiveness knob (managing attack & legato to increase the phrasing expressiveness).
- 3-band EQ & pan control.
- non-compressed total file size of 60MB.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 14.90 EUR until November 16th, 2013 (regular 29.90 EUR).
More information: Hephaestus Sounds