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Emotional Piano - Player EditionbySoundiron
 Emotional Piano - Player Edition by Soundiron is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and Soundware (e.g. samples or presets that load into other products). It includes, and is therefore "powered by", Kontakt Player, which functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Emotional Piano - Player Edition
Product Emotional Piano - Player Edition
Developer Soundiron
Price (MSRP) $169
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This product is "Powered By" Kontakt Player. The OS and Format icons listed below should be accurate for the latest version of Kontakt Player.
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
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System Requirements
Windows XP / Vista / 7. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System RAM, 7200 RPM 8MB Buffer SATA II hard drive recommended.
 2.1  Downloads Released
System Requirements
Intel-Mac and Mac OS 10.6 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System RAM, 7200 RPM 8MB Buffer SATA II hard drive recommended.
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Emotional Piano Player Edition is a deep-sampled library dedicated to soundtrack piano and focused on capturing the warmth, the wideness, the deep resonance and softness of a world class grand. Our goal was purely sound: a soft, deeply resonant, rich, warm and soulful sound.

There are specialized tone, effect and performance shaping controls on the front instrument panel, including attack, release, dynamics, decay, pedal volume, release volume, EQ, convolution, and a full range of other effects controls, for subtle tonal reshaping or creating dramatic otherworldly effects. An integrated Convolution Reverb effect features custom designed and real-world impulse responses.

The "master" preset is the sound of our actual piano, the "soft" preset is entirely focused on the softer end of our piano's dynamic range. Our goal was to dial in the perfect preset for slow, gentle, cinematic compositions. The "gentle blur" preset softens the tone, note shaping and performance characteristics to create a faded, soft and distant character, perfect for moodier, darker pieces. The "jazz" preset has been sharpened, brightened and has it's dynamic response expanded to provide a tone more ideal for tight jazz pieces. Finally, for the "pseudo-granny" patch we did our best to prematurely "age" our piano and tip it up on it's side into a pretty reasonable replica of our old busted granny piano. The special effect and ambient presets take the piano a little farther into to the unnatural, ranging from simple stereo effects, to growling retro organs, to melodic, dark, astral and often undefinable textures and soundscapes.

This library is designed for the latest free Kontakt Player version of the full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or later. We've included 35 Kontakt 4-compatible nki programs, featuring automatable attack, release, dynamics, decay, pedal volume, release volume, EQ, convolution, and a full range of other effects controls. There are 5 main preset patches tuned with specific EQ settings. Each of the 5 presets also has a "lite" version with a much smaller memory footprint and lighter CPU load.

The included Convolution Reverb effect features 79 select custom impulse responses recorded from some of our favorite locations. Among those are also fx impulses which are more special effect than reverb.

  • Available by Direct Download or DVD.
  • 1,716 Samples (lossless ncw format).
  • 35 .nki files (locked format).
  • 2.7 GB installed.

Works with the full version of Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player, version 4.2.4 or later

Version 1 of this library was originally released by Tonehammer.

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