Impact Soundworks has released version 2.1 of Pearl Concert Grand, its flagship grand piano instrument featuring a beautifully-recorded Yamaha C7 with four microphone perspectives, each offering a unique and lush sound.

We’re pleased to announce the release of Pearl 2.1 which includes a completely revamped sample set.

We went back to the original master recordings so that we could apply the latest noise reduction techniques and get rid of that hiss buildup that was prevalent when playing lots of low-velocity notes (particularly with the pedal down.)

In total there should be about 12dB of additional noise reduction when compared to the previous version, and more of the tone of each note is preserved in the tails as well.

The virtual instrument for Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player is on sale for only $79 USD through March 8th, 2020 (regular $119 USD). The update is now available for free to users of Pearl Concert Grand.

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