8Dio Productions has launched the Suitcase 54 Piano, a Studio Vintage Series instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Suitcase 54 Piano features a comprehensively deep-sampled Suitcase, recorded and processed at 24-bit/96Khz through a large custom NEVE desk.
The Suitcase Piano contains both standard (Sustains and Staccato w/ RR) and prepared articulations (Plucked Tines and Muted Tines).
All standard sustain samples were recorded with both pedal up and pedal down positions. In addition we also added staccatissimo (w/ round robin) for fast playing styles. We also opened up the Suitcase and recorded the insides of it, including plucking the tines and gently muting them for different types of sounds.
The Vintage Suitcase 54 Piano also contains a large selection of presets, which shows many variations of the instrument. The Suitcase contains 8 different types of vintage microphones and 2 different types of world-class reverbs. The microphones includes Neumann 87’s, Coles, Neve SE Ribbon’s, AKG 414’s, Neumann KM 184’s and a mixed microphone position, which was made by combining all 24 microphones used in the sessions.
We also recorded all samples through two world-class reverbs (Bricasti and TC-Electronics 6000), so you have the best microphones and reverbs right at your finger tips. The Suitcase was recorded with a 100% analogue NEVE Pre-Amp Signal Flow and further enhanced with a physical hardware chain, including Manley Vari Mu Compressor, Original Urei 1176 (Pre-Universal Audio), Original DBX 160, Neve 33609 Compressor.
The Suitcase also includes full control over velocity response, tremolo and tremolo rate controls, resonance and release triggers, pedal volume, analog noise control and full ADSR controls.
The 8Dio Studio Vintage Series Suitcase 54 Piano is best described as an incredible warm, cinematic and emotive experience – and the ultimate sampled Suitcase Piano.
The Suitcase 54 Piano for Kontakt 5.5 or later (full version) is available for the introductory price of $149 USD until October 1st, 2016 (regular $199 USD).