Log InCreate An Account
  1. News
  2. »
  3. Soundware (Sample Libraries, Presets, Loops, etc.)
  4. »
  5. Realsamples

Realsamples releases the Beurmann Bundle [HAL|KON|EXS|GIG]


Realsamples has announced the availability of the "Beurmann Bundle", which includes all eight historical instruments currently available in the "Edition Beurmann" series, at a reduced bundle price. These include three harpsichords, three pianos, a spinet and a Dulcitone (an early celesta).

Every sample library offers a vast range of single samples to painstakingly recreate both sound and feel of the magnificent instruments. Pianos were recorded with 32 velocity levels per note, for example. The three harpsichords and the spinet of the series - whilst not being velocity-sensitive - still sound different at each hit due to their intense resonances, so they were sampled with up to eight different samples. This retains the lively feel of the instruments themselves, as opposed to a "digital" feeling recreation which plays the exact same sample over and over again. The Dulcitone, a predecessor of the celesta, featuring a rather limited dynamic range, contains eight velocity levels per key.

In order to complete the experience, every library contains detailed samples of the key releases of each key.

The Beurmann Bundle contains the following libraries:

  • English Spinet (Thomas Hitchcock, London 1718)
  • Italian Harpsichord (Pierluigi, Livorno 1579)
  • Dutch Harpsichord (Andreas Ruckers d.Ä., Antwerpen 1628)
  • English Harpsichord (Jacob Kirckman, London 1766)
  • Grand Piano (Pierre Erard, London 1837)
  • Early Pianoforte (Johann Andreas Stein, Augsburg 1791)
  • Dulcitone Celesta (Dyson & Sons, London 1910)
  • Pianoforte (Traugott Berndt, Breslau 1848)

The instruments were recorded in the unique rooms of the Hasselburg estate near Hamburg. Vintage Neumann microphones and tube-driven Royer ribbon mics were used in conjunction with Crane Song preamps and Universal Audio digital converters. For maximum sound quality, realsamples recorded in 192 khz/24 bits, down-sampled resolutions of your choice are available as well.

The release of the Beurmann Bundle marks twelve months of intense recording and editing work. "There are so many concepts and approaches when it comes to sampling, and every developer does it according to his mind. Instead of approaching sampling from a technical point of view, we tried to capture the musical nuances of each instrument in order to achieve something that is not going to be beaten just when technology reaches the next level," explains Nicolay Ketterer, head of realsamples.

The virtual historical instruments contain presets for common software samplers including HALion, Kontakt 2, EXS24 and GigaStudio3.

The Beurmann Bundle is available in 44.1/48 khz, 96 khz and 192 khz resolution, starting at $999.95 (saving over $200). It can be purchased directly on the realsamples website.



Discussion: Active

Please log in to join the discussion

News & Deals Related To This Item

realsamples releases "German Theorbo-Harpsichord - Edition Beurmann" Sample Library for HAlion, Kontakt, EXS24 and GigaStudio
12 Dec 2015
realsamples releases "German Harpsichord 1741 - Edition Organeum" Sample Library for HALion, Kontakt, EXS24 and GigaStudio
29 May 2014
realsamples releases "German Celesta" Sample Library
19 Dec 2012
realsamples announces 50% Christmas Discount on Edition Beurmann Historical Piano and Harpsichord Sample Libraries
16 Dec 2010
realsamples releases Italian Harpsichord III [KON|HAL|EXS|GIG]
03 Oct 2010
realsamples announces Group Buy for "Edition Beurmann" Historical Instruments Sample Libraries
12 Feb 2010
Realsamples releases English Spinet II - Edition Beurmann [KON|HAL|GIG|EXS]
10 Feb 2010
Realsamples releases Edition Beurmann: Italian Harpsichord II [HAL|KON|EXS|GIG]
02 Feb 2010
realsamples releases German Lute-Harpsichord - Edition Beurmann [KON|HAL|EXS|GIG]
08 Jan 2010
Realsamples releases the Beurmann Bundle [HAL|KON|EXS|GIG]
01 Oct 2008
Realsamples releases Free Harpsichord Download from Edition Beurmann [GIG]
29 Aug 2008
Realsamples releases Early Pianoforte - Edition Beurmann [KON|HAL|...]
03 Jun 2008
Realsamples releases Dutch Harpsichord - Edition Beurmann [HAL|KON|...]
28 Apr 2008
realsamples releases Pianoforte - Edition Beurmann [KON|HAL|...]
27 Mar 2008
Realsamples releases English Harpsichord [KON|HAL|...]
12 Mar 2008
Realsamples releases Dulcitone Celesta [KON|HAL|...]
12 Feb 2008
Realsamples releases Grand Piano (Erard Pianoforte) - Edition Beurmann
01 Feb 2008
Realsamples releases English Spinet and Italian Harpsichord [KON|HAL|...]
28 Jan 2008
Realsamples announces Edition Beurmann series of old Pianos, Harpsichords and a Spinet
26 Nov 2007
Realsamples releases Acoustic Guitar Collection Vol.1 & 2 and Woodwinds - Oboe (HAL|KON|etc.)
08 Mar 2007

Show more...

KVR Marketplace
The KVR Developer Challenge 2023 - Winners AnnouncedMax Innovation: An Interview with David ZicarelliArtist Focus: 6 plugins for 6 Strings with Craig AndertonAndrew Huang Interview: Launching a music career on social media