Hephaestus releases Steinway Grand 2 free library

Hephaestus has released Steinway Grand 2, a free compact piano library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Hephaestus Sounds Steinway Grand 2

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

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Hephaestus Sounds releases Flute & Piccolo for Kontakt

Hephaestus Sounds Flute & Piccolo

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

  • Flute:
    • 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).
  • Piccolo:
    • 2 dynamic layers.
    • Non-compressed file size of 14MB.
  • Common:
    • 48KHz 24-bit Mono sample resolution.
    • Auto key-clicks & breath noises (deactivate-able), also switchable using Modulation controller.
    • Manual FX on the left.
    • Legato.
    • 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

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