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Imperfect Samples releases Steinway Walnut Concert Grand

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Imperfect Samples has released the Steinway Walnut Concert Grand, a virtual piano instrument library.

Imperfect Samples Steinway Walnut Concert Grand

Imperfect Samples’ Steinway & Sons 1908 Walnut Concert Grand is a World Class Concert Grand piano with a rich, musical character. The tone of this concert grand is highly expressive, with a full-bodied timbre. Standing at 9 feet long, this imposing grand piano is suitable for situations where an emotive and dynamic, full grand piano sound is required.

Over a century old, the Steinway 1908 Walnut Concert Grand has an extremely resonant wooden body, providing a sought after warm and pleasing sound. Click here to watch videos

This grand piano library has been sampled extensively, to provide versatility for use in almost all concievable genres of music. Click here for a list of suggested genres for each microphone perspective.

Steinway 1908 Walnut Concert Grand features

  • Over 54GB, 24 bit audio fidelity.
  • 4 Unique Microphone Perspectives (Player, Close, Room, Dry).
  • Piano FX: Lid sounds, human fingers, pedals, wood knocks, more…
  • Up to 100 layers spread across 4 perspectives.
  • TrueStaccato™
  • TrueCrotchet™
  • Sympathetic Resonance*
  • Half-pedalling*
  • Custom Velocity Mapping*
  • On the fly sample loading & real-time FX controls*
  • Rich, organic sound.
  • Realistic.

* available for full Retail Kontakt 4.2 or higher only.

Steinway Walnut Concert Grand is available in Kontakt, EXS24 and VST/AU plug-in formats for Windows and Mac, starting at £39.99 GBP.

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Imperfect Samples announces Steinway Walnut Concert Grand

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Imperfect Samples Steinway Walnut Concert Grand

Imperfect Samples has announced the Steinway Walnut Concert Grand, a new sampled piano instrument.

Totalling over 54GB, Imperfect Samples’ Steinway & Sons 1908 Walnut Concert Grand has up to 100 layers spread across 4 microphone perspectives (up to 25 layers in each perspective). This is a world class concert grand piano with a rich, musical character. The tone of this concert grand is expressive, with a full-bodied timbre.

Featuring Imperfect Samples’ new IS Advanced Engine, the Steinway Walnut Concert Grand includes advanced sympathetic resonance, half-pedaling, true staccato articulations, true crotchet articulations, polyphony controls, human performance FX, randomizer, piano FX controls, custom velocity mapping, on-the-fly sample loading and 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.

The Steinway Walnut Concert Grand will be available soon, in Kontakt, EXS24, and plugin formats (VST/AU).

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Imperfect Samples Brasted Broken Upright, sampled piano instrument

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Imperfect Samples has released Brasted Broken Upright Piano, a sample library featuring the sounds of a broken honky tonk piano.

Imperfect Samples’ Brasted Broken Upright Piano sample library is an out of tune honky tonk to the extreme. The Brasted Broken Upright Piano was sitting in an old house gathering dust for over 90 years. This upright piano is suitable for situations where an extremely intimate, and unusual piano sound is required.

The Brasted Broken Upright works well in haunted or horror music, and on any track that deserves a unique, broken sound.

This broken honky tonk piano is the most detailed sample library of its kind.

Brasted Broken Upright features

  • Over 11,000 unique samples. Over 30GB, 24 bit audio fidelity.
  • 4 Unique Microphone Perspectives (Player, Close, Room, Hall).
  • Up to 11 layers.
  • Broken Strings, broken honky tonk character; Untuned for 90 years.
  • Includes Piano FX, Lid sounds, fingers, pedals, wood knocks, more…
  • TrueStaccato™ & TrueCrotchet™ (real natural recorded articulations, with no processing).
  • Raw and organic sound, realistic.

Brasted Broken Upright Piano for Kontakt and EXS24 is available to purchase in various layers/mic editions, starting at £39.99 GBP. Plug-in version for PC and Mac (VST/AU) are also included for use without a sampler.

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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).

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Imperfect Samples extends Winter Group Buy

Imperfect Samples Braunschweig Upright Piano

Imperfect Samples has extended its Winter Group Buy to 22 February, 2010.

To join the Group Buy, make a purchase in the Imperfect Samples Group Buy Store, with the 50% maximum discount. You have then entered the Group Buy. When 81 entries are reached the 50% discount applies for all buyers and you don’t have to make an additional payment. If the 81 buyers are not reached at the end of the Group Buy, you will have to make an additional payment. This payment will be the difference between the lowest price you paid and the actual discount price.

You can buy as many products as you like. By joining a group buy you agree to wait until the end of the group buy OR when highest level is reached (+81 buyers), before receiving the product(s) and make the final payment if needed. If you would like your product now, purchase using the standard Imperfect Samples Store. (Standard purchases will not be included in the group buy).

The Group Buy includes the Braunschweig Upright and Baby White Grand products and upgrades.

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Imperfect Samples Summer Group Buy

Imperfect Samples Summer Group Buy

Imperfect Samples is having a Summer Group Buy.

Until August 21, 2009, you have the chance to get up to 50% discount on all Imperfect Samples products.

To join the Group Buy, make a purchase in the Imperfect Samples Group Buy Store (below), with the 50% maximum discount. You have then entered the Group Buy. When 81 entries are reached the 50% discount applies for all buyers and you don’t have to make an additional payment. If the 81 buyers are not reached at the end of the Group Buy, you will have to make an additional payment. This payment will be the difference between the lowest price you paid and the actual discount price.

You can buy as many products as you like. By joining a group buy you agree to wait until the end of the group buy OR when highest level is reached (+81 buyers),before receiving the product(s) and make the final payment if needed. If you would like your product now, purchase using the standard Imperfect Samples Store.

Summer Group Buy levels

  • 0 – 25 Buyers: 10 % Discount
  • 26 – 50 Buyers: 20% Discount
  • 51 – 75 Buyers: 30 % Discount
  • 76 – 80 Buyers: 40% Discount
  • 81 Buyers or More….. 50% Discount

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Imperfect Samples releases Hohner White Baby Grand Piano

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Imperfect Samples Hohner White Baby Grand Piano

Imperfect Samples has announced the release of Hohner White Baby Grand Piano, a sample library for EXS24 and Kontakt.

The Hohner White Baby Grand Piano has a warm and intimate sound that sits between a full size grand and an upright. The White Baby Grand is desirable for certain situations where you want an intimate grand sound without sterility.

An original Hohner Schwarzwald White Baby Grand Piano was painstakingly recorded to create this beautiful instrument. As with all Imperfect Samples’ libraries, the emphasis has been placed on achieving a hyper-real and convincing sampled instrument, with performance sounds.

The White Baby Grand sets new levels in the world of sampling: featuring 34 velocity layers with release samples, piano effects, and a choice of 3 microphone perspective, with 24bit audio fidelity, the Hohner White Baby Grand is the largest sampled piano library available.

Hohner White Baby Grand Piano Editions:

  • Basic — 8 layers of this distinctive Grand (£39.99)
  • Pro — 16 layers of perspective 1, and an extra mic perspective with 9 layers (£89.98)
  • Complete — 17 layers and 3 mic perspectives give the White Baby Grand (complete) added versatility and dynamics (£119.97)
  • Extreme — 34 layers and 3 mic perspectives, for a total of 18,000 samples in 60GB. (planned for release in August, will ship on a portable harddisk).

The Hohner White Baby Grand Piano is currently available for EXS24 and Kontakt (requires full version of Kontakt 2/3).

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Imperfect Samples releases Braunschweig Upright Pro

Imperfect Samples Braunschweig Upright Piano

Imperfect Samples has released Braunschweig Upright Pro, an updated version of the piano sample library for EXS24 and Kontakt.

The life-like Braunschweig Upright (Pro) is the largest single upright piano library in the world. The Braunschweig Upright (Pro) contains 14 velocity layers of one microphone perspective, and 11 layers of another. Totalling over 15GB of data, this upright piano library not only sounds real, it has a versatility not before seen in upright piano sample libraries.

Braunschweig Upright Pro features

  • Mic Perspective 1 — 2 inches from the soundboard, for a dynamic, large sound
    • Braunschweig Piano: (3, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14 velocity layer upright pianos with perspective 1)
    • Schimmel Fantasy Piano: (low-velocity dark samples only)
    • Schimmel Piano fx: (piano performance effects, pedal sounds, wood knocking, lid open and close, direct string glissandos)
    • Schimmel Space Piano: (Bonus Instrument with gliding piano sounds)
    • Schimmel Split Piano: (3 layer upright piano in the right hand, and true staccato in the left hand)
    • Schimmel Staccato: (true staccato multi-samples)
  • Mic Perspective 2 — closer to the hammers, for a percussive, soft sound
    • Braunschweig Upright P2: (3, 6, 8, 10, and 11 velocity layer upright pianos with perspective 2)

Braunschweig Upright Pro is available for purchase for £89.98 GBP, while the Standard (original) edition is £39.99 GBP (an upgrade to the Pro version is available for £49.99 GBP).

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