31st October 2008
Homegrown Sounds has updated the Homegrown Piano Microtonal Piano VSTi for Windows by adding a couple of bonus instruments. A second sample set from the Steinway B has been added which was recorded at a harder velocity than the original Piano. The harder attack results in a much brighter sound and as a result has a very different character. It has all the same features as Homegrown Piano but comes as a separate instrument called Piano B. Patches are interchangeable between the two instruments.
Also included as a second bonus instrument is Homegrown Rhodes which uses samples from a well worn Rhodes Piano and has one sample per key. The Rhodes had a long history on a cruise ship and was rumored to have been played by Duke Ellington. Some of the keys are in bad condition and the idea was to capture the instrument as is, rather than creating a realistic Rhodes emulation. It has all the same features as the other Pianos but with the addition of adjustable key noises.
A demo version of the original Piano is now also available. It lacks the Microtuner and uses low quality samples, but apart from that the Piano is fully functional.
Homegrown Piano now costs £35.