Soundiron has recently released an update to the Drinking Piano virtual piano library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Version 2.0 features remastered samples and a flexible 4-layer modular user interface. It includes tuned and untuned piano, bench creaks, plucks, pedal noises, SFX, 3 categories of atmospheric pads, drones, evolving textures and more.

The Drinking Piano is a fat-bottomed monster upright with a classic beer hall sound that evokes images of the roaring 20s and pre-war 30s.

We recorded this hundred-year-old instrument right up against the strings in a small, slightly reflective hall, giving you presence of a dry studio recording with just a hint of live ambiance. You’ll feel as if you’re right on the bench with the yellow, cracked ivories underneath your fingers.

The Drinking Piano 2.0 features

  • 8 – 12 velocity layers per note and release.
  • Fully adjustable, realistic dynamic action, pedal and hardware sounds.
  • Tuned mode offers refined intonation and smooth response.
  • Untuned mode reveals the naturally raw and untamed instrument.
  • Muted Bass String finger plucks.
  • Piano Pedal press and release sfx w/ dynamic layering (damper, sostenuto, half-pedal).
  • Bench Creaks and Lid open/close.
  • Ambiences and Atmospheres.

Available for the full version of Kontakt 5.5 or later, Drinking Piano is on sale at Plugin Boutique for $39 USD / 44 EUR until July 27th, 2022.

More information: Soundiron