8Dio Productions has launched the 1990 Studio Grand Piano, a deep sampled piano instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The 1990 Studio Grand Piano is amongst one of our favourite virtual instruments ever done. This extraordinary library contains over 48.000 samples and unique microphones/positions, including Neumann 87′s, Coles, Neve SE Ribbon’s, AKG 414′s and Neumann KM 184′s. Everything was lovingly recorded & processed at 96k at a famous hi-tech British Studio through one of the greatest custom NEVE desks in existence before expertly down sampling to a smooth 48k for ease of streaming. We wanted to create a hyper-realistic virtual instrument that pays an homage to its counter-part in reality – the incredibly versatile and studio defacto, Yamaha C7. The piano is best described as incredibly versatile and fantastic for pop, rock, classical, fusion and all in-between.
The sustain samples were carefully crafted at both pedal up and pedal down positions. We also as a bonus sampled staccato and staccatissimo notes (w/round robin each), so you have the correct attack for faster runs. In addition the library gives you full control over the dynamic response as well as mechanics and tone, so you can dial in the perfect sound & dynamic match for your workflow – all simply done with a click of the mouse. We also included full control over resonance, room tone and signal chain noise, non tonal key control, unique release triggers for hammer action, string damping, and release triggers for our room and ambient microphones. In essence you have everything right at your finger tips and most importantly – it just works effortlessly.
1990 Studio Grand Piano features
- Comprehensive Studio Grand Piano (C7).
- Recorded on custom NEVE Console w/ multiple microphone options.
- +48.000 Samples (Including Sustains, Staccato & Staccatissimo).
- Direct download / Cloud Server System.
The 1990 Studio Grand Piano is available for purchase for the introductory price of $199 USD until April 15th, 2015 (regular $249 USD). Requires full version of Kontakt 5.3 or later.