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Pianos Bechstein D-280 - PlatinumbyEastWest
 Pianos Bechstein D-280 - Platinum by EastWest is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Standalone Application and Soundware (e.g. samples or presets that load into other products) for macOS and Windows. It includes, and is therefore "powered by", Play, which functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
Pianos Bechstein D-280 - Platinum Pianos Bechstein D-280 - Platinum
Product Pianos Bechstein D-280 - Platinum
Developer EastWest
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags Piano
This product is "Powered By" Play. The OS and Format icons listed below should be accurate for the latest version of Play.
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After two years of recording, editing, and programming, EastWest/Quantum Leap proudly present the most detailed collection of the world's finest grand pianos ever recorded in one of the 'temples of sound', EastWest Studios (more RIAA certified platinum and gold records awarded than any other recording studios) with 3 mic positions for each piano.

This virtual instrument is a Bechstein D-280 Platinum. The Play interface includes impulses from the same hall the producers used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs so the pianos can blend with those collections.

Additional close mics version engineered by Ken Scott (Elton John, Supertramp, David Bowie, Beatles).


  • Load any piano or mic position individually (each piano is approx. 60GBs).
  • 3 positions are included per piano for maximum flexibility.
  • 10-18 velocities per note of sustain and sustain with pedal.
  • 8-12 velocities per note of repetitions and repetitions with pedal.
  • 5-8 velocities of soft pedal and soft pedal with sustain pedal.
  • 16 velocity staccato on every piano.
  • Repetition samples taken from 180 BPM performances for a TRUE repetition sound and not simply an alternate take.
  • Software detects true repetitions.
  • Resonance - pedal resonance recorded for every note at multiple velocities, as well as with the soft pedal down.
  • Proprietary resonance captured on the Bechstein.
  • Release samples with software envelope follower.
  • Articulations on each piano include:
    • A. Sustain.
    • B. Sustain with pedal.
    • C. Repetitions.
    • D. Repetitions with pedal.
    • E. Soft pedal.
    • F. Soft pedal with sustain pedal.
    • G. Staccato.
    • H. Release trails.
  • Recorded in a proper piano environment with vintage Neumann microphones, Meitner AD converters and a vintage 8078 Neve console.
  • Stereo swap possible in software.
  • Mic position mixing in software.
  • Lid position simulation.
  • Articulation matrix for quick and straightforward loading.
  • Most powerful streaming engine available with highest polyphony counts.
  • Play interface includes impulses from the same hall the producers used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs so the pianos can blend with those collections.

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