1969 Steinway Piano for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX


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Inspiring and very usable instrument
by tore.thomassen (12/06/2016)
Very nice sounding piano with some really interesting presets. It combines different sounds togheter...


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  • Price: $149
  • Deep-Sampled 1969 Steinway Concert (D) Grand
  • 6 Microphone Positions
  • 5.0GB / 9.272 Samples
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download
  • 6 Microphone Perspectives (Overhead, Keyboard/Player, Damper, Spot, Ambient & Room)
  • Unique Staccato Samples with Round Robin
  • 12 Additional Piano Morph Patches
  • Advanced Controls (ex. Pedal Volume, Velocity Curves, EQ, Convolution)
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 4.5 (or later) Required

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    1969 Steinway Legacy Piano

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1969 Steinway Piano for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX overview

Welcome to 8DIO Legacy Piano Series – a collection of deep-sampled world-class pianos. Our Legacy Piano Series marks the next evolution in hyper-realistic piano sampling – both in regards to playability, character and expressiveness of the pianos.

The 1969 Steinway (Model D) Concert Grand Piano marks one of the most exquisite piano lines in existence. The tone is rich, full, yet bright and airy. It has a majestic character, which can blend into anything from classical piano pieces to rock/pop. It’s not just a good piano – it is a great piano. The specific model we sampled is from 1969, which marks one of the greatest eras of piano engineering. The natural age of the piano has allowed the soundboard to settle and open up and blossom like great bottle of wine.

We sampled the 1969 Steinway Concert Grand Piano from 6 different stereo microphone perspectives (Overhead, Keyboard/Player, Dampers, Spot, Ambient & Room), so you can literally dial in any sound and perspective you want. Whether its the full range of the overheads or the slightly softened mics on the dampers – where its the more ambient or room perspective or the wide/open sound of the keyboard/player mic.

The 1969 Steinway Concert Grand Piano has a variety of advanced controls (ex. pedal volume, release trigger volume, EQ, convolution reverbs) and and a visual velocity editor, so you can fully sculpt the piano to your liking. In addition the piano also comes with 12 custom morph presets – blending the gorgeous piano with a variety of custom instruments (ex. Eternal Sustains, Glockenspiels, Assortment of Guitars, Modified Pianos etc).

Superior Mics & Mixing

The 1969 Steinway Legacy Grand Piano contains an advanced, yet highly intuitive user interface. The front part of the interface contains all main controls, including six unique stereo microphone perspectives (Overheads, Keyboard/Player Perspective, Dampers, Spot, Ambient and Room Mics). In addition it also holds a unique set of custom convolution reverbs giving you the ultimate flexibility in microphone and reverb options.

Intuitive User Interface

The 1969 Steinway Legacy Grand Piano contains both deep-sampled sustains and round-robin staccato. In addition it also contains 12 unique piano morphed presets – where we blend the 1969 Piano samples with a variety of other custom samples from our private catalogue. In addition you also have direct control over features such as EQ, Pedal Volume, Velocity Response Curve, Auto-Voicing, Control of Outputs, Purge Function for Microphones, Attack and Release Control etc.

  • 6 Stereo Microphones
    • Overheads
    • Keyboard/Player
    • Dampers
    • Spot
    • Ambient
    • Room
  • Deep-Sampled 1969 Legacy Steinway Grand Piano
  • 6 Microphone Positions
  • Round Robin Staccato
  • Advanced Release Triggers
  • Pedal Noises and Pedal Noise Volume Control
  • Custom Convolution Reverbs
  • Bonus: 11 Piano Morphed Instruments
    • Default
    • Staccato
    • Reversed
    • Glisten
    • Infinity (eternal sustain)
    • Ethereal
    • Glockeniano
    • Supressiano
    • Emperor
    • Golden
    • The Future
  • Several Custom Convolution Reverb(s) / Impulses
  • 1 Kontakt .nki files
  • 9.272 samples
  • 5 GB installed (compressed from 12GB using NCW)
  • 24 bit / 44.1 kHz stereo .NCW Compression Format
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo
  • Format(s): Kontakt / .NCW Compression
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 4.2 or later required
  • Kontakt 4.2+ is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • 1969 Legacy Piano requires 5GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8 or later
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 2.0 GHz or Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz, 4 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM. 4 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended