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Emotional Piano 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:
The full version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 4.2.4 or later is 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.