RealSamples Grand Piano Sample Library
The RealSamples Grand Piano library features a historical pianoforte built by Erard 1873 in London. This unique piano offers a lithe, charming and warm yet present sound far from your usual piano suspects, full of character, breathing and dripping with life. Remaining in excellent condition in the collection of Andreas Beurmann, it is now available for the first time for your sampler within the Grand Piano library, presented in its original tuning at 435 Hz (Presets in 440 Hz are included as well).
RealSamples Grand Piano 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
To deliver the ultimate grand piano 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 and sound of only a few layers is nothing like the real deal. Furthermore, they recorded the release sounds of each key in 8 varitions to complete the experience of this wonderful instrument.
To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2, or EXS24. The sample library contains nearly 3300 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 Grand Piano 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).