Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Felt Piano, a virtual piano instrument performed by Mercury Award nominee Gwilym Simcock.

By popular demand, Spitfire are delighted to release a full featured felt piano – after the huge success of our soft piano in the LABS range.

Why be a jack of all trades when you can be a master of one? We have searched high and low for the most beautiful, sensitive and honest soft piano sound. Perfect for those delicate ballads or that intimate heart rending cue.

While experimenting a few years ago we discovered the beautiful world of the upright piano played softly with the middle “practice felt” or “celeste” pedal engaged. Unsophisticated, yet gentle and touching, we have found the ideal instrument, and asked our friend, and Mercury nominee, Gwilym Simcock to perform.

Recorded via a number of rarefied microphones and perspectives, into Neve pre-amps, giving you the maximum flexibility to tailor the sound to your application.

The Felt Piano for Kontakt (full version 4.2.4 or higher) is available to purchase for the introductory price of £59 GBP (regular £79 GBP). Subject to VAT in the EU.

Spitfire has also announced four new LABS instruments: Bell Tree, Mini Pan, Kalimba, and Crumhorn.

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In our continued efforts to democratise the world of sampling, to spread the ‘Spitfire word’ and to continue to raise money for a noble cause, Paul and Christian are once again opening their personal jewel boxes for everyone to enjoy.

Between now and Christmas we will release as many of these little gems as we can! Having updated the livery of all of the labs range, we are also pleased to announce that this season’s range features the artwork of Peter Buwert, a fantastic artist and designer.

The instruments are available to download free of charge for existing Spitfire Laboratories members.

More information: Spitfire Audio