Detunized has launched the 4 Pianos Live Pack Bundle, an interesting collection of non-standard, hard-mangled and abnormal recorded pianos.
Included are the legendary Rolfing Laid Back (Volume 1 & 2), a collection of prepared piano sounds captured from a rotten piano that once was pulled out of an abandoned backyard building.
Also included is the Day Time Traffic Piano which is an upright that was recorded in an apartment at a major street in Berlin during rush hour. The windows of the apartment were kept open so that a proper portion of traffic noise made its way into these sounds.
At least there is another Upright Piano that is hosted in a little club right beside a car repair shop. This Piano has undergone numerous Jazz & Blues sessions throughout the decades.
It features 6 “prepared piano” sounds from a rotten upright piano without keyboard. A variety of objects like glasses, a ball of felt, printer paper, a curtains bracket or even the engineer´s thumbnail were used to excite the strings and the body of the Rolfing. Each patch in the library is included in 5 different formats (SFZ, NKI, SXT, EXS, FXP)
Rolfing Laid Back Volume 2 Universal features
Supported formats: SFZ, NKI, SXT, EXS, FXP.
Content: 217, 24 Bit/44.1 kHz, 500 MB.
Universal Formats category was initiated in early 2013 and introduces sounds that are accessible by a wide range of software samplers and DAWs. Universal Format releases contain pre-configured patches that load instantly into NI´s Kontakt, Reason´s NN-XT, Logic´s EXS, Steinberg´s Halion and numerous software samplers and sample players that know of the SFZ standard. Beside that range of virtual instrument patches Universal Formats also includes pure WAV-file libraries.
Currently the following sound libraries are available in universal formats:
DTG009 – Rolfing Laid Back Vol.1 (universal) – prepared pianos
UVI has announced the release of IRCAM Prepared Piano, an experimental instrument library for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3.
UVI joined forces with the world’s leading acoustic research center, IRCAM, to bring you this very special instrument. Recorded at the IRCAM labs in Paris on a Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, IRCAM Prepared Piano boasts 45 contemporary preparation techniques deeply multi-sampled with the finest equipment available by some of the world’s leading acoustic technicians. Our powerful UVI technology gives you up to two simultaneous preparations per note and advanced parameter editing, providing nearly endless configuration possibilities. Utilize screws, erasers, coins, clothespins, sticks and more–excite the strings with a mallet, plectrum, bow or even an eBow.
Also included is the latest UVI technology, SparkVerb™, a highly advanced synthetic reverb that focuses on sound quality and musicality. Add lush atmosphere to any of your configurations instantly! Quickly explore new sound environments with the built in randomization features and listen as this massive instrument delights your ears with previously unheard timbre and texture combinations. If you’re a musician or sound designer who likes to explore the cutting edge of avant garde, IRCAM Prepared Piano offers an experience like no other.
IRCAM Prepared Piano | Official trailer UVI.
IRCAM Prepared Piano features
Deep multi-sampling of 45 preparations on the IRCAM Yamaha C7 Grand Piano.
Over 12,000 samples in total.
Multiple mic positions.
Pristine recordings made with the finest mics, preamps and converters available including DPA, Schoeps and Prism.
Advanced algorithms by the leading UVI scripter, Arnaud Sicard of AcousticSamples.
UVI SparkVerb™; add lush atmosphere to any configuration instantly.
The IRCAM Prepared Piano library for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $399 USD.
Detunized has released Day Time Traffic Piano, a sound library for Ableton Live.
Day Time Traffic Piano is an unusual interpretation of a virtual piano library.
A well preserved Hoffmann & Kühne upright piano in a Berlin city apartment delivered the material for this Live Pack. The recording session took place on an ordinary Wednesday during the afternoon. The windows above the heavily travelled main road were kept open intentionally so that the noise of passing cars, trucks, mopeds and trams could be captured on the recordings. The results are 6 outstanding Ableton instruments.
Imagine to play your piano either at a city crossroad, as a prepared piano on a free jazz session or to use it as a synth-like texture generator. Be invited to explore new interpretations of the well-known piano sound.
Day Time Traffic Piano (180 MB) is available as an instant download for 4.80 EUR. Subscribers pay 1.30 EUR.
Edge Sounds has released Studio Grand, a grand piano sample library.
For this project two Blüthner grand pianos were used: a Concert Grand and a Studio Grand built in Germany in mid 1950’s. Also included is a prepared piano, where metal plates were placed on each hammer.
EdgeSounds approached the creation of this library from the point of view of a performer and a sound engineer involved in a real record production.
Studio Grand features
795 24 Bit 96 KHz linear samples totaling the 4.3 GB of sample data.
3 performance programs.
Available for NI Kontakt 2.2 and up, GIGA Studio 3 and compatible instruments.
The Studio Grand is available to purchase for $99.95 USD.