mp3 Demo - Larghetto - J.C.F. Bach
mp3 Demo - Sarabande - G.F. Händel
mp3 Demo - Praeludium - G.F. Händel
Played by Tobias Birkenbeil.
The Grand Piano library features a historical pianoforte built by Erard 1873 in London
This unique piano offers a lithe, charming and warm yet present sound far from your usual piano suspects, full of character, breathing and dripping with life.
Erard pianoforte - photo: Andreas E. Beurmann
Remaining in excellent condition in the collection of Andreas Beurmann, it is now available for the first time for your sampler within the Grand Piano library, presented in its original tuning at 435 Hz (Presets in 440 Hz are included as well).
To deliver the ultimate grand piano experience in your studio, we captured the sound with 32 velocity layers of each note for great dynamics, feel and pure sound. Far beyond the status quo of piano sampling - offering mostly just 4-5 velocity layers - this addresses a common problems often associated with digital sample pianos: The playing feel and sound of only a few layers is nothing like the real deal.
Furthermore, we recorded the release sounds of each key in 8 varitions to complete the experience of this wonderful instrument.
To start right away, presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion®, Kontakt2®, EXS24® or GigaStudio3®.
The sample library contains nearly 3300 single samples.
For the challenging task of recording this pianoforte, we employed vintage Neumann™ TLM-170® microphones in conjunction with Crane Song™ Flamingo® preamps and Universal Audio™ 2192® digital converters to do the instrument justice.
For maximum sound quality, we recorded in 192 khz/24 bits, downsampled to the resolution of your choice.
Erard Hammerflügel - Foto: Andreas E. Beurmann