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Acousticsamples updates Kawai-EX Pro

Acousticsamples Kawai-EX Pro

Acousticsamples has updated Kawai-EX Pro, a virtual concert grand piano instrument.

The Kawai-EX PRO sample Library is a fabulous 9-foot (276cm) KAWAI EX concert grand piano that used to be in the Kennedy center in Washington DC. This Library is the result of a collaboration with Lance Herring.

Changes in Kawai-EX Pro

  • Numerous voicing improvements that make releases more accurate and consistent.
  • New release samples for some keys.
  • Improved dynamic range.
  • Improved pedal behaviour.
  • More consistency when using custom controls.
  • New formats (SFZ, HALION 3, EXS24, Mach5).
  • Added compatibility to Kontakt 2.
  • Whole new version for Kontakt 4 and the new scripting capabilities.
  • New GUI for the Kontakt 4 version.

Kawai-EX Pro is available to purchase for $115 USD.

More information: Acousticsamples / Kawai-EX Pro

Acousticsamples releases Kawai-EX Pro and Lite

Acousticsamples Kawai-EX

Acousticsamples has announced the release of Kawai-EX, a grand piano sample library for Kontakt.

The Kawai-EX PRO sample Library is a fabulous 9-foot (276cm) KAWAI EX concert grand piano that used to be in the Kennedy center in Washington DC. this Library is the result of a collaboration with Lance Herring

Kawai-EX Pro features

  • 17.49Gb sample bank, no loops Recorded at 24Bits/48Khz.
  • 5 “pedal up” layers, 5 “pedal down” layers, and 15 release samples per note.
  • Multiple mic position and mixing from the interface.
  • Multiple releases depending on time. They have been carefully picked up for each note to really reproduce the real mechanical behaviour of a note.
  • Sympathetic resonance (pedal down samples).
  • Thumps samples and Automatic Pedal noises samples.
  • Custom kontakt interface that let you modify the response of the piano as well as its tone and the volume of the releases and the pedal.
  • Ability to save polyphony by enabling / disabling each position.
  • KONTAKT 3 (optimized for Kontakt 3.5). Easy to use KONTAKT interface.

Kawai-EX Pro is available for purchase for 89 EUR.

A Lite version is also available for 59 EUR. This 5.8Gb library has 4 “pedal up” layers, 4 “pedal down” layers, and 4 release samples per note, and only one microphone position, the player one.

More information: Acousticsamples / Kawai-EX Pro / Lite

Acousticsamples announces Kawai-EX

Kawai EX

Acousticsamples and Lance Herring have announced the Kawai-EX, a sample library featuring the sounds of a Kawai EX concert piano.

It’s a fabulous KAWAI EX concert grand piano that used to be in the Kennedy center in Washington DC.

The product is already in an advanced state.

Kawai-EX features

  • 5 “pedal up” layers, 5 “pedal down” layers, and 15 release samples per note (4 only for the light version).
  • Thumps samples.
  • Automatic Pedal noises samples.
  • Multiple mic position and mixing from the interface (in PRO version).
  • Ability to save polyphony by enabling / disabling each position.
  • Sympathetic resonance (pedal down samples).
  • Multiple releases. They have been carefully picked up for each note to really reproduce the real mechanical behaviour of a note.
  • As always, a custom kontakt interface that let you modify the response of the piano as well as its tone and the volume of the releases.

The Kawai-EX will be available in the first half of September in Kontakt and GIGA formats. Other formats will follow as free updates (Halion, EXS24 and maybe SFZ).

The sample library will have a pro version with all the above features, and a light version with only one mic position, a single release and only 4 velocity layers.

More information: Acousticsamples

Acousticsamples releases AcademicGrand

Acousticsamples AcademicGrand

Acousticsamples has released AcademicGrand, a piano sample library for Kontakt, developed in collaboration with Lance Herring.

The AcademicGrand is a 1963 Steinway D concert grand which has seen countless recitals and concerts over the years where it served as the University of Arkansas’ primary concert instrument. The piano has been an inspiration to hundreds of students and visitors, and with being well-maintained and cared for, it’s a wonderful instrument with a unique history and classic American Steinway sound.

AcademicGrand features

  • 2.82 GB sample library (no loops).
  • Recorded at 24bit/48kHz.
  • 4 velocity layers for both the sustain and the release.
  • Pedal up and pedal down samples.
  • 3 release types: notes, thumps, on pedal down (on pedal down only in Kontakt).
  • Additional pedal noise (up and down), automatic in Kontakt version.
  • Advanced scripting (kontakt).
  • Really easy to play, just like a real piano, no more and no less.

AcademicGrand is available for Kontakt 2/3 (Giga coming soon) for 59 EUR.

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