1971 Estonia Grand Piano

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  • Price: $198
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 33,870 Samples 11.8GB HDD (compressed from 24 GB)
  • 6 Microphones (incl. Neumann UM 57,Neumann KM 184’s, Sennheiser MKH 40’s, etc)
  • Up to 20 Velocity Layers
  • 5 Round Robin Repetitions
  • Intuitive and Advanced Interface
  • Advanced Chaos Effects Systems
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.5 (or later) Required

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1971 Estonia Grand Piano overview

8Dio 1971 Estonia Grand Piano is a comprehensively deep-sampled soviet-era Grand Piano. The Estonia Piano line is known as the secret Steinway of Eastern Europe – with a uniquely dark, emotional and melancholic characteristic.

The 8Dio Estonia Grand Piano contains over 33.000 samples and 6 truly vintage microphone positions. The library was recorded with up to 20 velocity layers – offering you a completely seamless and expressive experience across your keys. You will not notice these are samples, but rather a real instrument at your finger tips. Full of life, personality, natural resonance and harmonics.

The Estonia Grand contains core both Sustains, Staccato and Plucked articulations, which can seamless be tailored together based on your compositional needs. The short note staccatos were recorded with 5 RR pr. velocity layer – offering you the ability to play incredibly fast licks with clear definition on the attack of the sound. This feels and plays completely realistically. The 8Dio 1971 Estonia Grand Piano also contains our latest Chaos FX designed for sound design. We included many of our new custom Textural Convolution Delays, which gives the instrument the ability to delay textures from other non-piano sound sources.

We recorded and processed the Estonia Grand at 24-Bit / 96Khz at a meticulously run soviet era scoring stage, before down sampling to 48k for ease of streaming. Using only the best microphones available we captured this smooth and mellow instrument. The library contains 6 different types of vintage microphone stems. The microphones includes Neumann UM57’s, Vintage Lomo’s, Sennheiser MKH40’s, Aston Spirits, Neumann KM 184’s and a over mixed microphone position, which was made by combining all microphones used in the sessions. Leaving you with the best microphones right at your finger tips. The Estonia Grand was recorded with a 100% analogue signal flow, leaving you with an expressive and unique instrument.

The 8Dio Estonia Grand Piano is a labour of love. Recorded through true analog vintage equipment and with 6 independent microphones positions. Encapsulating the deeper spirit of the instrument. 33,000 samples, up to 20 velocity layers and a virtual instrument that feels so close to a real piano.

Deep Sampling

The 1971 Estonia Grand Piano contains over 33,000 samples and a functional and familiar user interface. Everything was painstakingly recorded at a soviet era scoring stage and offers you a versatile and expressive instrument. Whether you want the best studio microphones (ex. Neumann UM57, KM 184’s, Sennheiser MKH 40’s Mics). And a interface with incredible sound design options or instant access to every articulation and microphone with a single click.

World-Class Microphones

The 1971 Estonia Grand Piano gives you access to some great studio microphones for pianos, including Neumann UM 57’s & KM 184’s. Sennheiser MKH 40’s, Vintage Soviet Lomo’s, Aston’s, and a sweet mixed microphone position made from them all. Engineering doesn’t get finer than this allowing you to literally dial in precisely the sound you want with a few simple clicks.

Deep Options

The 1971 Estonia Grand Piano also includes a wealth of features – allowing you to dial in precisely the sound you want. Whether it’s controlling the mix of the piano with a click of a button, the overall tone, a selection of reverbs both acoustic and designed, or advanced filter functions for sound design. It all just makes sense, with no engineering experience required. We also added our front-face FX, which gives you immediate access to a variety of custom effects for further sound design.

Chaos FX

The 1971 Estonia Grand Piano contains our Chaos FX system, which allows you to virtually do anything you desire to the Estonia Grand. Whether its create a step-based filter sequencer, precision dial EQ, bit-crush or distort, stereo-delay or mess around with dual convolution reverbs. We also added our latest convolution, which allows you create Textural Convolution Delays on top of the existing stereo-delay and convolution reverb.

Real-time Effects

Estonia Grand Piano also contains a massive amount of real-time effects that can be triggered via the effects page of the front faced effects macro system. We included Bit-Crusher/LOFI, Rotator, Delay, Reverb, Distortion, Phaser – and a large set of custom convolution reverbs that brings an entire new world to the textures.


  • Sustains (up to 20 velocities)
  • Staccatissimo (5 round robin)
  • Picked Sustains (layered)

Presets (15):

  • Brighter Piano
  • Filter Mod Piano
  • Forever Piano
  • Gated Piano
  • Modwheel Piano
  • New Perspective Piano
  • Picked and Sustained Piano
  • Plucked Piano
  • Plucked Piano 2
  • Short Tropical EDM
  • Swelling Piano
  • Textural Delayed Piano
  • Vintage Piano
  • Wonder Piano

Recorded at a large soviet era scoring stage. All microphones can be loaded/unloaded and include Volume, Solo and Mute functions:

  • Mixed Microphone (processed Mix of all mics)
  • Neumann™ UM 57 Microphones
  • Neumann™ Km 184 Microphones
  • Sennheiser™ MKH 40 Microphones
  • Lomo™ Vintage Soviet Microphones
  • Aston™ Spirit  Microphones
  • New FX Engine 3.3
    • Instant CHAOS (randomize over 1500 parameters)
    • Phaser & Flanger
    • Delay
    • Degrader (Bit Crusher)
    • EQ
    • Filter
    • Filter LFO
    • Gate
    • Convolution Reverb
    • Transform (Alternative Convolution Reverb)
  • Modwheel control of filter and others
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required
  • Not Compatible with Free Kontakt Player
  • Ability to download
  • 11.8 GB / 33,870 Samples
  • PC Quadcore / 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram
  • MAC Quadcore / 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram