1990 Studio Grand Piano

1990 Studio Grand Piano

$198
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 47,336 Samples. 17.4GB (compressed from 29.9GB)
  • 6 Mics (incl. Neumann u87, Coles, Neve, AKG etc)
  • Recorded on custom NEVE Console
  • 2 Pro-Grade Reverbs (Bricasti and TC)
  • Sustains Pedal Up/Down - up to 10 velocity layers
  • Staccato (4RR) and Staccatissimo (7RR)
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
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1990 Studio Grand Piano:


The 1990 Studio Grand Piano is amongst one of our favorite virtual instruments ever done. This extraordinary library contains over 48.000 samples and unique microphones/positions, including Neumann 87’s, Coles, Neve SE Ribbon’s, AKG 414’s and Neumann KM 184’s. Everything was lovingly recorded & processed at a famous hi-tech British Studio through one of the greatest custom NEVE desks in existence. 

We wanted to create a hyper-realistic virtual instrument that pays an homage to its counter-part in reality – the incredibly versatile and studio defacto, Yamaha C7. The piano is best described as incredibly versatile and fantastic for pop, rock, classical, fusion and all in-between. The sustain samples were carefully crafted at both pedal up and pedal down positions. We also have bonus sampled staccato and staccatissimo notes (w/round robin each), so you have the correct attack for faster runs. In addition, the library gives you full control over the dynamic response as well as mechanics and tone, so you can dial in the perfect sound & dynamic match for your workflow – all simply done with a click of the mouse. We also included full control over resonance, room tone and signal chain noise, non-tonal key control, unique release triggers for hammer action, string damping, and release triggers for our room and ambient microphones. In essence you have everything right at your fingertips and most importantly – it just works effortlessly.

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MICS

DEEP
SAMPLING

DEEP OPTIONS

What sets the 1990 Studio Grand 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.

DEEP REVERB

The Studio Grand 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!

DEEP MICROPHONES

The Studio Grand 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!

ARTS, SPECS AND REQS

Articulations:

Deep-Sampled main articulations including:

  • Sustains Pedal Down (up 10 layers)
  • Sustains Pedal Up (up to 10 layers)
  • Staccatissimo (up to 7 round robin)
  • Staccato (up to 4 round robin)


Naturally triggered articulations include:

  • Sympathetic Resonance 
  • Keys (The non tonal sound of the hammers hitting the strings)
  • Hammers (The sound of the hammers falling after being released)
  • Pedals both depressed and released
  • True Noise & Room Tone from the untouched signal chain
  • Release Triggers (Time based for both Tail of the sound and the immediate resonant buzz associated with damping a piano string)

Microphones: 

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)

Options: 

The 1990 Studio Grand 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

Requirements: 

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