129$ / 129€
|Type / Tags||PianoCinematic PianoKontakt Instrument|
Full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5 or above is required
Windows XP / Vista / 7. Intel-Mac and Mac OS 10.5 or higher.
4 GB System RAM, 5 GB free on HD
FluffyAudio's Scoring Piano is a sampled Steinway B for Kontakt 5.5 (and above).
This instrument will find a perfect spot for any kind of soundtrack and, like My Piano, for jazz and classical music. They have tried to take the softest dynamics particularly into account. Moreover, thanks to the Dynamic Range control, it is very easy to achieve a cinematic sound. In addition to this, Scoring Piano features a great dynamic range, enabling the user to play any kind of music genres.
This instrument features lots of sound crafting controls, EQ, Reverb, three mixable mic positions and controls for pedal resonances and noises.
When a single note is struck with the damper pedal down, a richer sound is produced. This is the sympathetic resonance of all strings having some harmonics in common with the already down notes. This happens also when playing without pedal. If some notes are already down and some overtones are in common with the new note, they will resonate. These complex interactions are essential to a lively piano sound.
In many libraries, when repeating a note with the pedal down, sustains usually build up, thus increasing polyphony dramatically. This taxes CPU and disk streaming and it can also lead to sound inconsistencies, like phasing, and a noticeable noise floor rise.
This system compares each note with the previous one on the same key and determines which is the loudest. This is not a simple problem as the decaying part of a loudest note can be softer than the attack of a softer note. After the script compares the two notes, it discards the lowest by slowly fading it.
The instrument features three mic positions: Close, Mid and Far. Close microphones are our favourite, with their peculiar dark sound. Mid microphones are great in combination with Far mics. The latter contribute to a sense of space for the whole mix.