The New Plucked Grand Piano

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  • Price: $98 
  • The New Plucked Grand Piano
  • New User-Interface & FX CHAOS Engine
  • Deep sampled Plucked Grand Piano
  • Plucked & Hammered Grand Piano
  • Plucked Articulations
  • Hammered Articulations
  • Sample Resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit
  • 5GB (Uncompressed) 2.7GB (Compressed)
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required

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The New Plucked Grand Piano overview

Welcome to The New Plucked Grand Piano – a library dedicated to deep sampling of plucked and hammer struck grand piano strings. We took a world class piano through the process of recording every string with a custom plectrum. The instrument is best described as a hybrid between a harp, clavinet, guitar/lute and the unforgettable sound of the harpsichord. In addition, we added a bonus hammered articulation, using a custom miniature hammer. The sound has some resemblance to a hammered dulcimer.

We used a massively over-sized nylon guitar pick for the “Plucked” articulation. We then continued to use a small 1-ounce stainless steel hammer to strike each string for the “Hammered” articulation.

Once we completed our little masterpiece, we tunneled even deeper into the usability of the sound, importing it into an interface packed full of features, giving you all the creative freedom you could ever need. The unique thing about plucking or hammering a piano string is
that it creates such a starkly different sound from simply playing it normally as you only strike a single string. Even though the other strings resonate sympathetically with the primary string being struck or plucked, the sound is much more singular, focused and narrow, with more buzz and “wah” in the sound. It’s much more like a harp crossed with a gigantic 88-string guitar, yet in itself completely unique.

Textural Convolution Delay

Textural Convolution Delay is a new way of using convolution to create textural delays. The idea is to use non-conventional convolution impulses to augment the existing sound. So when the instrument delays – you will not just get a normal delay of the instrument, but also get the delay and texture of the convolution. This concept is called Textural Convolutions and we hand-crafted many new impulses for The New Plucked Grand Piano. The Textural Convolutions can also be randomized.

Internal Browser

The New Plucked Grand Piano comes with a built-in browser environment, so no more loading files for everything you want to try. You have everything right at your fingertips and the ability to select either, or both of our articulations with a single click.

Front-Faced FX and Chaos FX

The New Plucked Grand Piano contains two parallel FX systems. The first one is our new Front-Faced FX, which allows you to control the most fundamental effects from the front panel (ex. Dynamics, Step-Based Filter, Pitch, Delay, Crusher and our new Textural Delay). You can also go deeper with our Chaos FX system, which include EQ, Bit-Crusher, Distortion, Dual Stereo-Delay and an additional convolution system on top of our custom Textural Convolution Delays.

  • Deep Sampled Plucked Grand Piano
  • Uniquely sampled prepared articulations
  • Keyswitch & CC selection
  • Controls over core sound shaping
  • Natural captured Sympathetic Resonance
  • True Release Triggers of Hammer Action
  • True Pedal sounds
  • Powerful user interface
  • Advanced FX controls (Convolution, Filters, Lof-Fi etc)
  • Both Plucked & Hammered Grand
  • 1,000+ samples
  • 2.7 GB (compressed) download / 5 GB (uncompressed) installed
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit
  • Format(s): Kontakt
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5+ required
  • Kontakt 5 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • The New Plucked Grand Piano requires 2.7 GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 1.8 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM. 2 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended