1901 Studio Upright Piano

1901 Studio Upright Piano

  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • Also Available in Soundpaint ($40) with 127 Dynamic Layers
  • 42,643 Samples / 25.5GB
  • 6 Mics (Neumann u87, Coles, Neve, AKG etc.)
  • 2 Pro-Grade Reverbs (Bricasti and TC)
  • True Analog Tape Option (Studer A820) for all arts
  • Sustains, Staccatissimo (5RR), Half Pedal & Una Corda
  • 10 Prepared arts (pluck, pick, tapped, etc.)
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required

Upright and Intimate

The 1901 Upright Studio Piano also contains a large selection of prepared articulations. These include plucking the strings with various instruments, muted articulations & unique playing styles. In addition, the library gives you full control over the dynamic response, mechanics, and tonal qualities so you can dial in the perfect sound for your workflow. We included full control over resonance, room tone, non-tonal key control & unique release triggers for hammer action, string damping, and release triggers for our more ambient microphones.

The library includes 6 different types of microphones, including 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 TCElectronics 6000), so you have the best microphones and reverbs right at your fingertips. Lastly, we recorded everything through a Studer A820 Tape-Deck (and yes – we use real tape – not just emulations), so you can either choose to play the samples in their digital form or hear them through a classic tape machine for a vintage feel.






What sets the 1901 Upright Studio Piano apart from competitors is not just the great recordings, programming, or stunning layout, but also the wealth of features, allowing you to dial in precisely the sound you want. Whether it’s controlling the dynamic feel of the piano with a single click, the resonance, the pedal volume, or ADSR, you have instant access.

1901 Studio Upright Piano


1901 Studio Upright Piano

The 1901 Upright Studio Piano gives you access to the best studio microphones for pianos, including Neumann u87’s, KM 184’s, Neve SE Ribbons, AKG 414’s and a sweet mixed microphone position. The six microphone positions include Mixed, Ribbon, Player Perspective, ORTF, Room, and Ambient Microphones. Engineering doesn’t get finer than this!


We sampled the piano through two of the best studio reverbs in the world: TC6000 and Bricasti. They can be activated with a single click, giving you instant access to two of the most studio-defining reverbs of all time. No more convolution. We sampled the piano through the reverbs using a pristine signal path designed by some of the world’s best engineers.

1901 Studio Upright Piano



Main Articulations:

  • Sustains (Pedal Up / Pedal Down)
  • Staccatissimo (5 round robin)
  • Half Pedal
  • Una Corta

Main Articulations recorded through Studer A820 Tape Deck:

  • Sustains (Pedal Up / Pedal Down)
  • Staccatissimo (5 round robin)
  • Half Damper
  • Una Corta

Prepared Articulations:

  • Muted (Pedal Up & Pedal Down)
  • Tapped
  • Plucked
  • Picked
  • Intimate
  • Squeaks

Prepared Articulations recorded through Studer A820 Tape Deck:

  • Muted (Pedal Up & Pedal Down)
  • Tapped
  • Plucked
  • Picked
  • Intimate
  • Squeaks


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

Two additional pro-grade reverb options:

  • TF 8000 (incl. On/Off, Pan, Spread, Volume)
  • 8Casti (incl. On/Off, Pan, Spread, Volume)


The 1901 Upright Studio Piano has a wealth of options, including:

  • Uniquely sampled Pedal Up and Pedal Down
  • Live Keyswitch, CC, & Auto Detect Controls over the core articulations
  • Dynamics Response Control
  • Sympathetic Resonance Control
  • Key Control (Non tonal sound of the strings & falling of hammers upon release)
  • Pedal Volume Control
  • Release Triggers of Hammer Action
  • Release Triggers (Time based for both Tail of the sound and the immediate resonant buzz associated with damping a piano string)
  • True Noise & Room Tone from the untouched signal chain
  • ADSR Controls


  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required
  • Not Compatible with Free Kontakt Player
  • 23.8GB / 42.643 Samples
  • PC Quadcore / 2.4GZ+, 8GB RAM
  • MAC Quadcore / 2.6Ghz, 8GB RAM