KeyPleezer has announced the release of a character upright piano library for Kontakt that embodies the essence of a naturally sounding piano as it is when played for a few months since tuning.

Instead of a perfectly tuned grand piano, or an out of tune honky-tonk, LivingRoom Upright Piano – Complete Edition is an alternative that recreates an analog, organic sounding piano with dissonance here and there. The versatile all-round piano delivers a realistic sound, useful in everything from classical music, rock, latin, pop to hip-hop and EDM.

All internal components of sounds and behaviours of the original piano was captured through deep-sampling of the piano’s acoustical components.

Modelled from an original large vintage upright piano, by a Swedish local piano maker, that was tuned to around 98% perfection for a realistic and natural living room piano sound. It was sampled in 3 close stereo microphone positions. The first one in “player position”, the second one below the keyboard and the third one on the rear of the piano. The sound is the most dry sound we could make and embodies the closest and most intimate sound of the piano.

LivingRoom Upright Piano features

  • Intimate & detailed sound rich in piano body.
  • A fraction out of tune here and there, for maximum realism (not broken nor honky-tonk).
  • 3 close microphone positions for a multitude of nuance possibilities while retaining intimacy of sound character.
  • 14 Velocity/sensitivity recordings, 2 layers of sustained notes per key (7 layers for pedal off, 7 Layers for pedal on).
  • Acoustic fidelity and realism enhanced by string dampening / release, mechanical key release sounds, piano body & string resonances and pedal action sound effects
  • Made for Kontakt sampler 5.4.2+ (for backwards compatibility), SFZ and EXS24 / Sampler support coming soon.
  • Dynamic Range adjustment for velocity triggered volume range (all formats).
  • Includes a original-all NKI and also a “clean” NKI instrument file that removes “character” keys (keys less than perfect in mechanical quality).
  • Includes a total of 39 Kontakt Snapshots for a quick start and good starting points.
  • Custom piano playback engine for Kontakt.

The Complete Edition for the full version of Kontakt is on sale for $87 USD until July 17th, 2022 (regular $119 USD).

A purchase includes the Intermediate Edition for free, as well as all other Kontakt and forthcoming multi-format soundware editions of this instrument (sfz, EXS24, Sampler).

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