AcousticsampleS has released OldBlackgrand for Kontakt and updated the Kawai-EX-Pro Kontakt library.
OldBlackGrand, €89, is an old Pleyel Grand Piano (F-71240 model from 1928) sampled with vintage gear like a studer console and tube microphones. It has the rich and warm sound of the old jazz/blues or even classical music recordings.
- 12.89 GB sample bank, no loops. Recorded at 24/88.2Khz downsampled to 24/44.1khz.
- 9 velocity layers for the sustain.
- 9 velocity layers for the release.
- Two microphone positions: close (inside) and rim (singer position) that you can enable/disable and mix.
- Adjustable sympathetic resonance.
- Thumps samples and automatic Pedal noises samples.
- True pedal action technology.
- MIDI panel to let you finely control the response of the instrument (velocity remapper, sensitivity).
- Advanced scripting capabilities for a real mechanical behaviour simulation and polyphony saving.
- Kontakt 3 and 4 (optimized for Kontakt 4).
Enhancements in the free Kawai-EX-Pro update include:
- Numerous voicing improvements that make releases more accurate and consistent.
- New release samples for some keys.
- Improved dynamic range.
- Improved pedal behaviour.
- More consistency when using custom controls.
- New formats (SFZ, HALION 3, EXS24, Mach5).
- Added compatibility to Kontakt 2.
- Whole new version for Kontakt 4 and the new scripting capabilities.
- New GUI for the Kontakt 4 version.
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