Studio Vintage Series : Suitcase 54 Piano

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by Tommy Gold (11/11/2017)
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  • Price: $98 
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • Save 56% on the Vintage Keyboard Bundle
  • 27.062 Samples. 16.6GB HDD (compressed from 39.7GB)
  • 8 Microphones (incl. Neumann u87, Coles, Neve, AKG etc)
  • 2 Pro-Grade Reverbs (Bricasti and TC)
  • Sustains, Staccato (RR), Plucked and Muted Articulations
  • Intuitive and Advanced 3D Controls and 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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Studio Vintage Series : Suitcase 54 Piano overview

The 8Dio Studio Vintage Series Suitcase 54 Piano is the most comprehensively deep-sampled Suitcase ever created. Recorded and processed at 24-Bit / 96Khz at our famous British Studio, Scotland’s Premiere Recording Studio – Gorbals Sound, through a large custom NEVE desk. The Suitcase Piano contains both standard (Sustains and Staccato w/ RR) and prepared articulations (Plucked Tines and Muted Tines). All standard sustain samples were recorded with both pedal up and pedal down positions. In addition we also added staccatissimo (w/ round robin) for fast playing styles. We also opened up the Suitcase and recorded the insides of it, including plucking the tines and gently muting them for different types of sounds. The Vintage Suitcase 54 Piano also contains a large selection of presets, which shows many variations of the instrument. The Suitcase contains 8 different types of vintage microphones and 2 different types of world-class reverbs. The microphones includes Neumann 87’s, Coles, Neve SE Ribbon’s, AKG 414’s, Neumann KM 184’s and a mixed microphone position, which was made by combining all 24 microphones used in the sessions. We also recorded all samples through two world-class reverbs (Bricasti and TC-Electronics 6000), so you have the best microphones and reverbs right at your finger tips. The Suitcase was recorded with a 100% analogue NEVE Pre-Amp Signal Flow and further enhanced with a physical hardware chain, including Manley Vari Mu Compressor, Original Urei 1176 (Pre-Universal Audio), Original DBX 160, Neve 33609 Compressor. The Suitcase also includes full control over velocity response, tremolo and tremolo rate controls, resonance and release triggers, pedal volume, analog noise control and full ADSR controls. The 8Dio Studio Vintage Series Suitcase 54 Piano is best described as an incredible warm, cinematic and emotive experience – and the ultimate sampled Suitcase Piano.

Deep Sampling

The Vintage Suitcase 54 Piano  contains over 27.000 samples and a gorgeous fully 3D rendered interface. Everything was lovingly recorded at a incredibly well known British Studio through custom NEVE Consoles and offers you the most versatile Rhodes we have ever played. Whether you want the best studio microphones (ex. Neumann u87, Cole, Neve Ribbon Mics). The best reverbs (ex. Bricasti M7 or TC 6000). It is all there at your finger tips.

Deep Options

What sets the Vintage Suitcase 54 Piano apart from competitors is not just the great recordings, programming or stunning lay-out. But it is also the wealth of features – allowing you to dial in precisely the sound you want. Whether its controlling the dynamic feel of the piano with a single click, the resonance, the pedal volume, ADSR or even the sounds of your fingers touching the keys. No engineering degree required. It all just makes sense.

Superior Reverbs

We sampled the Suitcase through two of the best studio reverbs in the world (TC6000 and Bricasti), so you get access to the sweetest sound of all. The reverbs can be activated with a single click and gives you instant access and control over the two reverbs that have defined studio reverbs more then anything else. You can control both pan, spread and volume of each reverbs. No more convolution. We literally sampled the Suitcase through them using a pristine signal path designed by some of the worlds best engineers.

World-Class Microphones

The Suitcase 54 Piano gives you access to the best studio microphones for pianos, including Neumann u87’s & KM 184’s. Neve SE Ribbons, Royers, AKG 414’s and a sweet mixed microphone position made from them all. So in essence you have 8 microphone positions, including DI Clean, DI Crush and DI Warm.. Engineering doesn’t get finer then this and you can literally dial in precisely what you want with a few clicks.

Chaos 3.4 FX

Suitcase Piano contains our new Chaos 3.4 FX system, which allows you to virtually do anything you desire to the Suitcase. Whether its redesigning the layout by key-control, 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.

Main Articulations:

  • Sustains (Pedal Up / Pedal Down)
  • Staccatissimo (5 round robin)
  • Muted
  • Plucked
  • 33 Custom Presets

Main Articulations recorded as DI Clean, DI Warm and DI Crush:

  • Sustains (Pedal Up / Pedal Down)
  • Staccatissimo (5 round robin)
  • Muted
  • Plucked
  • 33 Presets

Main Articulations recorded through Neumann, Neve, Coles, AKG and Royers mics:

  • Sustains (Pedal Up / Pedal Down)
  • Staccatissimo (5 round robin)
  • Muted
  • Plucked
  • 33 Presets

Recorded at a famous British studio with all microphone positions recorded through a custom NEVE desk. All microphones can of course be loaded/unloaded and include Volume, Stereo Spread, Pan, Solo and Mute functions:

  • Mixed Microphone (Sweet processed Mix of all mics)
  • Neumann™ u87 Microphones
  • Neumann™ Km 184 Microphones
  • Coles™ 4038 Microphones
  • Neve™ SE Ribbon Microphones
  • AKG™ 414  Microphones
  • Royers R-121s Microphones

Two additional pro-grade reverb options:

  • TC6000™ (incl. On/Off, Pan, Spread, Volume)
  • Bricasti™ (incl. On/Off, Pan, Spread, Volume)

The Studio Vintage Suitcase 54 Piano was recorded through a custom Rupert Neve Desk with 100% analogue Neve pre-amp signal flow. The sounds were then processed through the following physical hardware units:

  • Manley™ Vari Mu Compressor
  • Original Urei™ 1175 (Pre-Universal Audio)
  • Original DBX 160™
  • Neve™ 33609 Compressor
  • Bricasti™ M7
  • TC Electronics™ 6000

The Vintage Suitcase 54 Piano has a wealth of options, including:

  • Uniquely sampled Pedal Up and Pedal Down
  • Live Keyswitch, CC, & Auto Detect Controls over the core articulations
  • Live Velocity Mapper and Dynamics Response Control
  • Sympathetic Resonance Control
  • Pedal Volume Control
  • Release Triggers of Hammer Action
  • Tremolo and Tremolo Rate Control
  • True Noise & Room Tone from the untouched signal chain
  • Click, Stacked and Keys Control
  • ADSR Controls
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required
  • Not Compatible with Free Kontakt Player
  • Ability to download
  • 16.4GB / 27.062 Samples
  • PC Quadcore / 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram
  • MAC Quadcore / 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram