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.

More information: Imperfect Samples / Winter Group Buy

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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).

Visit Imperfect Samples for more information and audio demos.

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Review: Imperfect Samples Schimmel Braunschweig Upright Piano

Imperfect Samples has recently released a sample library featuring the sounds of a Braunschweig Upright Piano.

Imperfect Samples Schimmel Braunschweig Upright Piano
The Braunschweig Upright Piano, FX and Staccato instruments in Kontakt

From the product page:

The Braunschweig upright piano has a distinctive sound character that’s far more intimate than a grand piano, making it desirable for certain situations where you don’t want the polished and precise sound of a nine-foot grand in a concert hall.

Matt at Imperfect Samples recorded an original Schimmel Braunschweig upright piano for this sample library (24 bit).

The instrument has multiple velocity layers and release samples, resulting in a 1.38GB library that includes:

  • Schimmel Braunschweig Upright Piano
  • Schimmel Staccato
  • Schimmel Fantasy Piano
  • Schimmel Piano FX

The Braunschweig upright was originally released for EXS24, and is now also available for Kontakt for £39.99. I believe Matt is considering other formats such as sfz and Wusik as well.

So what do I think?

The sound is — as Matt put it — raw and distinctive. It has a really dark, intimate feel to it. There’s a lot of expression in the velocity layers (an updated version with even more velocity layers is in the works). I really like the Staccato, which is also available in a split patch, and the Piano FX program is simply adorable.

I was going to post a little audio snippet to show how great this piano sounds, but since I’m not much of a pianist you should just check these demos instead.

I highly recommend this sample library to anyone looking for a different kind of piano. Its imperfect sound is full of life and the instrument is an absolute joy to play.

More information: Impact Samples / Schimmel Braunschweig Upright Piano

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Imperfect Samples releases Braunschweig Upright Piano for EXS24

Imperfect Samples Braunschweig Upright Piano

Imperfect Samples has released the Braunschweig Upright Piano, a sample library for EXS24.

The Braunschweig upright piano has a distinctive sound character that’s far more intimate than a grand piano, making it desirable for certain situations where you don’t want the polished and precise sound of a nine-foot grand in a concert hall.

An original Schimmel Braunschweig upright piano was painstakingly recorded to create this beautiful instrument. As with all Imperfect Samples instruments, the emphasis has been placed on achieving a hyper-real and convincing sampled instrument, with performance sounds.

Braunschweig Upright Piano features

  • 1.38GB pro multi-velocity sampled instrument.
  • Includes performance sounds and effects: Schimmel Braunschweig Upright Piano, Schimmel Staccato, Schimmel Fantasy Piano, Schimmel Piano FX.
  • Full length samples, no loops.
  • 24-bit audio fidelity.
  • No muted strings.
  • Raw, dark character.
  • Realistic.

The Braunschweig Upright Piano is currently only available for ESX24 for £39.99 (Kontakt version is planned).

Visit Imperfect Samples for more information and audio demos.

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