The New Bowed Grand Piano

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by Dennis D (09/28/2017)
This plug does what it says. Bowed piano till the end of days and really some beautiful things and f...


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  • Price: $68 
  • Emotional Bowed Piano /w true Round Robin Repetitions
  • New User-Interface & FX Chaos Engine
  • 12 Bonus Sound Design Drones
  • Traditional Bowed Piano
  • Sustains & Staccato (w/ RR)
  • 9 Deep Cinematic Prepared FX Categories (Glisses, Knocks, Scrapes FX)
  • 12 Bonus Sound Design Drones & Ambiences
  • 24bit/44.1kHz
  • 1.24 GB (lossless Compression) hard drive space required
  • Ability to download
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required

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The New Bowed Grand Piano overview

Welcome to The New Bowed Grand Piano – a library dedicated to the deep sampling of bowed and FX based Grand Piano.

The bowing of a piano is a delicate and precise effort. Since the instrument is not designed to be bowed we developed a variety of new recording techniques that allowed us to get deep inside the piano and record a variety of bowings and FX that haven’t been covered in previous libraries.

The library is more ambient than any of our other pianos. The concept of bowing a piano tends to go into the more ambient and drone design direction. We bowed every single string on a world class grand, including both sustains and staccato notes. There are no half measures to capturing full and deep emotion.

We then proceeded to capture a variety of ambient recordings and started developing an entire drone section of the library. Entirely based on source material from the piano itself. In addition to this, we added a vast FX section to the library. Containing a large array of string glissandos, scrapes, scary knocks and various percussive FX.

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 this technique. As with many of our inbuilt effects, the Textural Convolutions can also be randomized.

Internal Browser

The New Bowed Piano comes with a built-in browser. So no more loading countless independent files for everything you want to audition. You have everything right at your fingertips with the ability to select either, or many of our articulations with a few single clicks. The new internal browser features our latest A/B articulation control. This allows the user to not allow stack multiple articulations and sounds atop one another, but to independently route them to 2 different control chains. Each including, panning, envelopes, filter controls, tilt equalisers, and drive. Not only is this a great method for creating thick, lush and complex sounds. But the unique A/B method allowed you to creatively mix between the two using our LFO allowing an unparalleled level of control.

Front-Faced FX and Chaos FX

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

  • Deep Sampled Bowed Grand Piano
  • Powerful custom performance control interface with advanced inbuilt effects.
  • Bowed sustains and staccato (with Repetitions)
  • Prepared Cinematic Piano FX
  • Bonus: Bowed Drones
  • Intelligent editing and programming
  • 23 Kontakt Patches
  • 20 Designed Presets
  • 12 Bonus Drones
  • 9 Deep Cinematic Prepared FX Categories
  • 770 Samples
  • Approx. 1.24 GB (Lossless Compression) installed
  • Sample resolution and source format: 44.1Khz / 24 bit / stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt and .ncw
  • Main Articulation List:
    • Main
    • Staccato
  • Prepared FX Articulation List:
    • FX 1
    • FX 2 LOW
    • FX 2 MID
    • FX 2 HIGH
    • FX 3 THIN
    • FX 3 LOW
    • FX 3 HIGH
    • FX 4 KNOCK
    • FX 4 SCRAPE
  • Bonus Drones Articulation List:
    • DRONE 1
    • DRONE 2
    • DRONE 3
    • DRONE 4
    • DRONE 5
    • DRONE 6
    • DRONE 7
    • DRONE 8
    • DRONE 9
    • DRONE 10
    • DRONE 11
    • DRONE 12
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 required
  • Kontakt 5 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • Bowed Grand Piano requires approx. 1.24 GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in & AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum of 4 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended