8Dio launches New 1928 Steinway Piano for Kontakt


8Dio has revamped its 1928 Steinway Piano instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

8Dio New 1928 Steinway Piano

The New 1928 Steinway Scoring Piano features the sound one of the most precious and sought after pianos in the history of pianos, a specific series of ivory covered Steinway grands produced in Germany in 1928.

This particular series and era are known to be one of the best and the building quality still stands unmatched. We were lucky enough to record a model that had the full set of original strings from 1928.

It is the perfect piano for soundtrack composers, songwriters and people looking for an advanced emotional and resonant piano. In addition, the instrument was recorded with two sets of microphones (close/internal) and (ambient/player), so users can adjust the sound to their liking ranging from recordings inside the piano to a natural player perspective.

We also added a variety of controls (ex. pedal volume, release volume, noise reduction, EQ etc) and a visual velocity editor, so you can fully sculpt the piano to your liking. The piano also includes a great selection of convolution reverbs and convolution effects – and a bonus selection of morphing patches (ex. Guitars, Caisa, Marimba, Rhodes, Crotales, Bowed Percussion, Glass Marimba & Glockenspiel) that can be blended directly with the piano.

New 1928 Steinway Piano features

  • Deep-Sampled 1928 Legacy Steinway Grand Piano.
  • 2 Microphone Positions (close/internal & ambient/player perspective).
  • Round Robin Sustains (x 3 round robin pr. note & velocity layer).
  • Round Robin Staccato (x 6 round robin pr. note & velocity layer).
  • Advanced Release Triggers.
  • Pedal Noises and Pedal Noise Volume Control.
  • Custom Convolution Reverbs (+40).
  • Bonus: 8 Piano Blending Options: Guitars, Caisa, Marimba, Rhodes, Crotales, Bowed Percussion, Glass Marimba, Glockenspiel.
  • Several Custom Convolution Reverb(s) / Impulses.
  • 11.095 samples.
  • 12 GB installed.
  • 24 bit / 44.1 kHz stereo .NCW Compression Format.

The New 1928 Steinway Piano for Kontakt 5.6 or higher (full version) is on sale for $129 USD until January 30th, 2018 (regular $199 USD).

More information: 8Dio Productions / New 1928 Steinway Piano


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