Kinderklavier is a classic toy piano, with a wooden body and steel tines with a playful bell-like tone. Recorded up close in wide stereo, we deeply sampled the instrument, capturing all 25 notes with 8 round robin and an average of 6 velocity layers per key. The keys of the Kinderklavier had such unique character that we had to record them as release triggers with multiple round robin and velocity layers. In addition, the Kinderklavier was beaten with sticks and mallets, dismantled, probed, strummed and tortured in just about as many ways as we could think of, creating a variety of effects sounds. We decided to push the library further by creating a set of tuned, deep ambiances. Topping off the library is a complete set of custom controls tuned for each patch and our custom convolution FX panel with 46 unique impulses to choose from.
The Kinderklavier library includes front-panel sound-shaping controls and mod-wheel automation to allow pitch adjustment of up to +/- 6 octaves. Attack and release knobs are included allowing you to really sculpt the sound. An offset knob also allows you to cut into the samples, creating unique effects. The samples have been stretched up and down the entire keyboard and we've included a "Natural Range" button to constrict the playable key range to just the original 25 keys.
- Available by Direct Download or DVD.
- 1,494 Samples (standard PCM wav).
- 16 .nki files (unlocked format).
- 2 .nkm multi presets.
- 1 .nkm multi-instrument banks.
- 2.2 GB installed (900 MB Download).
Native Instruments Kontakt version 3.5 or 4 full retail version of Kontakt required to use all .nki instrument program presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" does not support this library.
Version 1 of this library was originally released by Tonehammer, under the Microhammer label.