RealSamples Pianoforte Sample Library
The RealSamples Pianoforte library offers the unique sound of a historical pianoforte from Traugott Berndt in Breslau in 1848. Built by Johann Karl Traugott Berndt himself, who was appointed courtly instrument maker of the King of Prussia just one year before, the historical piano sports a graceful, charming yet smart and slinky sound hidden in a plain-Jane bourgeois Biedermeier style housing.
RealSamples 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
The Traugott Berndt pianoforte was given to the Mendelssohn-Haus in Leipzig as a gift by Professor Beurmann in November 2007. It is now available for the first time for your sampler, presented in its original tuning at 433 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 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 rare instrument.
Presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion, Kontakt2, and EXS24. The sample library contains nearly 3300 single samples. For the challenging task of recording the Traugott Berndt pianoforte, RealSamples employed active tube-driven Royer R-122V ribbon 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 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).