Malmsjö Acoustic Grand is a sample library of a unique turn of the century Swedish grand piano. This sampled library can be heard on film scores throughout [Malmsjo piano sample cover] the world. It was designed to accurately reproduce the keyboard response, and every subtle dynamic nuance of the original instrument.
The history of the Malmsjö is interesting. The Malmsjö Piano Factory in Gothenburg, Sweden, was established in 1843. This was approximately ten years before Steinway & Sons opened its factory in the U.S. Malmsjö became the leading piano manufacturer in Sweden and produced pianos of excellent quality and beauty. Inexpensive pianos from East Germany increased the competition in the 1960's. The factory closed down around 1970. More of the history of the piano manufacturer and the particular piano that was sampled is included in the manual.
The presets include the original Malmsjö Acoustic Grand, Malmsjö Acoustic Grand X (with extended dynamics - ff), and Malmsjö Rock Grand (with ff replacing the f-layer). MAG version 2.0 also includes the additional patches: Malmsjö Mozart Grand - same as MAGX, but with more mezzo-forte dynamics; Malmsjö Midnight Grand - with the dynamics for playing after midnight; and Malmsjö Dream Grand - the piano in micro-cosmos, including just the softest layers, for a dreamy presentation.
The Malmsjö comes in native formats for Kontakt and GigaStudio.