1985 Passionate Piano

1985 Passionate Piano

  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • Also available in Soundpaint with 127 Velocity Layers
  • 66,000 samples, 23.6GB
  • Up to 10 Velocity Layers
  • 6 Pro Mics (Mix, Close, Ears, Bottom, Mid, Far)
  • 5 Round Robin Repetitions
  • Custom Convolution Reverbs (+100)
  • Sound Design Patch w/ Independent Piano Elements
  • Advanced Chaos Effects Systems
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
  • Delivered by Download


Passionate and Bright

The 1985 Passionate Grand Piano is an ultra-deep-sampled piano library – featuring over 66,000 samples, up to 10 velocity layers, 5 round-robins, a wealth of flexible articulations, and all across 6 microphone positions. Whether it is getting close to the strings, listening from the player's position, the darker tones underneath the piano, or more ambient perspectives using room microphones. We used the finest Neumann microphones (U87, Um57) and a wealth of other high-end studio microphones.

Equally important is the elegant playability. The 1985 Passionate Piano plays fluently across all velocities – with a beautiful, warm, and wide sound of a mature grand. You will not notice these are samples, but rather a real instrument at your fingertips. Full of life, personality, natural resonance and harmonics.

The Passionate Grand Piano contains both deep-sampled Sustains, Una Corda (felt piano), Staccatissimo and Staccato. 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 Passionate 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.






The 1985 Passionate Grand Piano contains over 66,000 samples and a functional and familiar user interface. Everything was deep-sampled at a modern European studio, offering you a deeply expressive and emotional instrument. 

1985 Passionate Piano


1985 Passionate Piano

The 1985 Passionate Grand Piano includes a wealth of features, allowing you to dial in precisely the sound you want. We also included unique sound design elements for all articulations, so you can mangle the piano into new directions. 


The 1985 Passionate Grand Piano offers you access to 6 high-end studio microphones (including Neumann U87, Neumann UM57, AKG414, and even custom home-made microphones) in 5 positions: close, ears, bottom, mid, and far.

1985 Passionate Piano



Core Articulations:

  • Sustains (up to 10 velocities)
  • Una Corda
  • Short / Staccatissimo (5 round-robin)
  • Staccato (5 round-robin)

Sound Design Piano Elements:

  • Sustain
  • Una Corda
  • Short
  • Staccato
  • Muted Attacks
  • Resonance
  • Sustain Reversed
  • Una Corda Reversed
  • Short Reversed
  • Staccato Reversed
  • Muted Attacks Reversed
  • Resonance Reversed

Presets (15):

  • 80s
  • Bass
  • Bouncing
  • Come and Go
  • Delayed Bass
  • Driven Spots
  • Growling
  • Happy Gate
  • Late Night Scoring Piano
  • Longest
  • Metallic
  • Misfit Bass
  • Misfit Spiccato
  • Mittens
  • Nostalgic Pad
  • Reborn
  • Retro Vintage
  • Short Valse
  • Spatial Cembalo
  • Spatial
  • Vocal


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


  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later required
  • Not Compatible with Free Kontakt Player
  • 22 GB / 66.507 Samples
  • PC Quadcore / 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram
  • MAC Quadcore / 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram