Continuing their ongoing "Edition Beurmann", realsamples has announced the release of Early Pianoforte, another sampled piano from the renowned collection of Professor Andreas E. Beurmann, offering 32 velocity layers.
The Early Pianoforte library offers the unique sound of a historical pianoforte by Johann Andreas Stein built in Augsburg in 1793. Clearly showing influences of harpsichords of that time, the instrument sports an uncommon piano sound: Svelte, present and with courtly elegance.
Sporting a sound and feel far from any other pianoforte, the Stein instruments were a personal favorite of Mozart.
For great dynamics and feel, realsamples captured 32 velocity layers of each note. 8 variations of each key release sound were recorded to complete the experience. The sample library contains more than 2,500 single samples.
For the challenging task of recording the historical pianoforte, vintage Neumann TLM-170 microphones were used in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters. For maximum sound quality, realsamples recorded in 192 khz/24 bits.
Early Pianoforte - Edition Beurmann has presets for many sampler formats including HALion, Kontakt, EXS24, Independence, MachFive, VSampler3 and GigaStudio.
The sample library is available in 44.1/48 khz, 96 khz and 192 khz resolution, starting at $159.95 (excl. VAT and postage). The instruments can be purchased directly on the realsamples website on DVD.
In addition to the samples, the Early Pianoforte library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument.