mp3 Demo - W. A. Mozart - Fantasie C Dur (1782)
mp3 Demo - Celementi - Sonate Bb Allegro con brio (1781)
mp3 Demo - Josef A. Steffan - Capricio Nr.5
Demo tracks by Steffen Fahl.
mp3 Demo - Menuett - J. S. Bach
mp3 Demo - Menuett 2 - J. S. Bach
Demo tracks by Tobias Birkenbeil
The performances contain additional reverb.
The Early Pianoforte library offers the unique sound of a historical pianoforte by Johann Andreas Stein built in Augsburg in 1793. Clearly showing influences of harpsichords of that time, the instrument sports an uncommon piano sound: Svelte, present and with courtly elegance.
Sporting a sound and feel far from any other pianoforte, the Stein instruments were a personal favourite of Mozart.
Stein pianoforte - photo by Andreas E. Beurmann
Remaining in great condition in the collection of Andreas Beurmann, it is now available for the first time for your sampler, presented in its original tuning at 417 Hz (presets in 440 Hz are included as well).
To deliver the ultimate pianoforte experience, we captured the sound with 32 velocity layers of each note for great dynamics, feel and pure sound. This addresses a common problems often associated with digital sample pianos: The playing feel of only a few layers is nothing like the real deal.
Furthermore, we recorded the key release sounds of each key in 8 varitions to complete the experience of this rare instrument.
Presets are included for HAlion®, Kontakt2® (or higher) and EXS24® software samplers. In addition, the library contains an essay in German from Prof. Beurmann, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument.
Stein fingerboard - photo by Andreas E. Beurmann
The sample library contains more than 2.500 single recordings.
For the recording process, we employed vintage Neumann™ TLM-170® microphones in conjunction with Crane Song™ Flamingo® preamps and Universal Audio™ 2192® digital converters. The instrument was recorded in 192 kHz/24 bits, downsampled to your resolution of choice.
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