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bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

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KVRist
 
494 posts since 30 Jul, 2013
 

Postby bigcat1969; Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:54 am bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

A thread for the sundry pianos I've made for Kontakt 5.

https://soundcloud.com/bigcat1969/poor- ... salamander

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Salamander Piano - Kontakt 5 Yamaha C5

Not so long ago in a forum nearby Alexander HolmFeel released a Creative Commons 3 instrument called the Salamander Piano. Original Thread. I bumped into and decided to give it a go in Kontakt 5. According to the readme file, it is a Yamaha C5 sampled in minor thirds from the lowest A with 16 velocity layers and hammer noise releases chromatically sampled. It was recorded using two AKG C414s disposed in an AB position ~12cm above the strings.

Sfz plus samples under Piano

If you use this please credit Alexander Holmfeel. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/
Photo Credit : JM http://www.logodesignweb.com/stockphoto

https://soundcloud.com/bigcat1969/poor- ... iowa-piano

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Iowa Piano - Kontakt 5 Steinway & Sons model B

This is a touch of a remake and reskin of a piano I did earlier.

Public domain samples from http://theremin.music.uiowa.edu/MISpiano.html


https://soundcloud.com/bigcat1969/grand ... city-piano

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City Piano - Kontakt 5 Baldwin Baby Grand


https://soundcloud.com/bigcat1969/a-prepared-piano
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A Prepared Piano - Kontakt 5

Kurt James Werner sampled a prepared piano on the CCRMA stage at Stanford and kindly shared them. I smushed them into a Kontakt 5 instrument.
Note this is a fairly lightly sampled piano in one velocity layer.

Samples from https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~kwerner/samples_such.html
Samples and Such by Kurt James Werner is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Picture from http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/vie ... o-keynotes

https://soundcloud.com/bigcat1969/the-whisper

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The Whisper - Kontakt 5 Derived from the softest layers of the City Piano

https://soundcloud.com/bigcat1969/poor- ... -the-piano

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Shoot the Piano - Kontakt 5 Honky Tonk Piano derived from the City Piano
Last edited by bigcat1969 on Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:16 am, edited 7 times in total.
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KVRer
 
9 posts since 4 Oct, 2013

Postby tiflet; Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:07 am Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

Oh thanks so much for the collection, I will try them right now and get back to you :idea:

Bravo :tu:
KVRer
 
9 posts since 4 Oct, 2013

Postby tiflet; Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:52 am Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

hhh Please remove the salamander picture...... I can't watch on it while I play :-p I put an other wallpaper anyway!



Thanks
KVRer
 
9 posts since 4 Oct, 2013

Postby tiflet; Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:59 am Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

Well, in case you want to change the picture of that salamander here are many pict of piano:

https://www.google.com/search?q=piano+w ... h&imgdii=_


or


https://www.google.com/search?q=piano+w ... h&imgdii=_


save any pict as .png then go kontakt load the piano patch

in the settings button click instrument options/instrument/instrument wallpeper/ browse for the one you like!

then Files/ Save as a monolith compressed samples.
KVRist
 
494 posts since 30 Jul, 2013
 

Postby bigcat1969; Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:17 am Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

Nobody seems to like my Salamander picture and I thought I was being so clever... Sigh. I guess this explains why Native Instruments never puts animals on their keyboards.
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KVRist
 
241 posts since 29 May, 2012

Postby hueynym; Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:08 am Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

Maybe if he didn't have knobs on his belly... or if he was more "cartoon-like" - Nobody really liked Ants until Dreamworks made ANTZ a classic...
KVRist
 
494 posts since 30 Jul, 2013
 

Postby bigcat1969; Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:22 am Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

I'm waiting for BEEZ, cause I can't stand them.
Alright I'll take out the Salamander. Here goes a 2 hour upload, why do I insist on using monoliths?
OK salamander ruthlessly slaughtered!
Now any feedback on the sound of the pianos?
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KVRer
 
9 posts since 4 Oct, 2013

Postby tiflet; Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:42 pm Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

The sounds are just warm and I like especially the Steinway version you made! The C5 is also cool !!!! will try the others tomorrow.

Thanks so much bigcat :-D
KVRist
 
494 posts since 30 Jul, 2013
 

Postby bigcat1969; Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:46 pm Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

Thanks for trying them and thanks for the feedback!
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KVRist
 
349 posts since 18 May, 2010

Postby FLWrd; Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:03 am Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

Thanks (to Kurt James Werner and to you) for the prepared piano. I've got two or three decent piano libraries, but a prepared piano is something of a treat for me.
KVRist
 
494 posts since 30 Jul, 2013
 

Postby bigcat1969; Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:13 am Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

Glad you enjoyed that. He did a nice job with the samples
For a different free prepared piano try.
http://www.areyouprepared.dk/
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KVRist
 
241 posts since 29 May, 2012

Postby hueynym; Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:52 pm Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

Not trying to steal anyone's thunder or thread, but also, if you're interested, SampleTekk's Half-Off Sale puts the PMI Prepared Piano in the "PMI Orchestral Instruments" at $7.50 along with several (older) sampled instruments.... If you really want yet another sampled version of A Prepared Piano...
KVRist
 
494 posts since 30 Jul, 2013
 

Postby bigcat1969; Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:20 pm Re: bigcat Piano Collection - Kontakt 5

Oh I love Sampletekk/PMI. The historic keyboards also look like lots of cheap fun if you want something other than a modern grand piano.2 harpsichords, a virginal and a fortepiano for $25 bucks. $6.25 per instrument is hard to beat! Well below the list price of a virginal!
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