8Dio Productions has launched 1990 Prepared Grand Piano, a piano instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The 1990 Prepared Grand Piano is the most comprehensive collection of deep-sampled Prepared Piano on the market. The library contains over 44.000 samples and 38 highly unique and playable articulations, including everything from playing directly on piano strings with Guitar Picks, E-Bow, Mallets, Forks, Ping Pong Balls, Paper, Bottle Caps, Coke Cans, Blankets, Wires etc.

We also included a sweeping selection of finger techniques ranging from muted spiccatos to picked sustains and everything in-between. In addition we recorded several articulations with both pedal up and pedal down and with round robin variations.

The end-result is an extraordinary piano experience unlike anything ever done.

1990 Prepared Grand Piano features

  • Comprehensive Prepared Studio Grand Piano (C7).
  • Recorded on custom NEVE Console w/ multiple microphone options.
  • +44.000 samples, including 38 different deep-sampled articulations
    • 13 Played/Tonal Articulations
    • 10 Punished & Metallic Articulations
    • 12 Persecuted Articulations
    • 3 Percussive Effect Articulations

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $149 USD until May 15th, 2015 (regular $199 USD).

More information: 8Dio / 1990 Prepared Grand Piano