RealSamples Early Pianoforte Sample LIbrary
The RealSamples Early Pianoforte library offers the unique sound of a historical pianoforte by Johann Andreas Stein built in Augsburg in 1793. Clearly showing influences of harpsichords of that time, the instrument sports an uncommon piano sound: Svelte, present and with courtly elegance. Sporting a sound and feel far from any other pianoforte, the Stein instruments were a personal favorite of Mozart.
RealSamples Early Pianoforte Features:
-32 different samples of each note
-Light versions with 16 and 8 velocity layers available
-8 different release sounds of each note
-ready to play HAlion/Kontakt2/EXS24 presets
-no mastering applied
-recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution and downsampled
-license-free application in your music
Remaining in excellent condition in the collection of Andreas Beurmann, it is now available for the first time for your sampler, presented in its original tuning at 417 Hz (Presets in 440 Hz are included as well). To deliver the ultimate pianoforte experience in your studio, RealSamples captured the sound with 32 velocity layers of each note for great dynamics, feel and pure sound. Far beyond the status quo of piano sampling - offering mostly just 4-5 velocity layers - this addresses a common problems often associated with digital sample pianos: The playing feel of only a few layers is nothing like the real deal. It is also not satisying for both discriminating pianists and producers who strive for true acoustic sound. Furthermore, they recorded the release sounds of each key in 8 varitions to complete the experience of this rare instrument. Presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2, and EXS24. The sample library contains more than 2500 single samples.
For the challenging task of recording this pianoforte, RealSamples employed vintage Neumann TLM-170 microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters to do the instrument justice. For maximum sound quality, they recorded in 192 khz/24 bits, downsampled to the resolution of your choice. In addition to the samples, the RealSamples Early Pianoforte library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument.
A high performance system is required, especially a sound card allowing for the particular sample rate/bit depth, and at least 512 MB RAM (1 GB or more is best).