ThaLoops has released Steinway Grand Piano B211, a virtual instrument fine-tuned for hip hop, r'n'b and pop music producers.
The piano was sampled in a world class studio in Europe through an SSL 4000 console and the finest pre-amps using three pairs of the top quality microphones such as AKG C12, Brauner Valvet and Neumann U-87, placed in an acoustically precise room in order to obtain the genuine piano sonics.
Featuring five velocity layers per note and almost 3.5 GB of individual 24-bit samples, the virtual instrument includes "Close Sound" and "Distant Sound" presets. As an extra, the team also developed the Hip Hop Baby Piano preset for lead melodies - great for hip hop productions.
The library is provided in Mac VST, AU, Windows VST, SoundFont and NI Kontakt formats.
More information at www.thaloops.com/steinway-grand-piano-b211-vst