Press reviews

Press reviews

 

A selection of what the press thinks of our samples:

 

Luthéal Piano Library

Recording Mag 12/2011

"This library is a blast! It offers some unique variations on the traditional early-20th-century piano sound, with a number of stop combinations available. My personal favorite is the Clavecin, which really does sound like a very organic cross between a piano and a clavichord with a little bit of harpsichord mixed in... and a charming bit of rattle (the nails against the strings, I assume) on notes in the very lowest octave! The Harp Tirée isn't much like a harp to my ears; it's more like a cross between a piano and plucking harmonics on a guitar... very cool in its own right. The harmonic character is even more evident in the Cimbalom. (...)

The piano sound without the Luthéal stops is worth the cost of admission, by the way. It's a lovely-sounding instrument, with a rich mellow timbre that is unlike what you usually get in modern piano sample libraries-it makes Yamaha and Steinway grands sound brash by comparison. The Luthéal Piano library is not cheap, but it's unlike anything else out there, and that's the real charm of RealSamples' fantastic instruments from the annals of history."

 

German Lautenwerck, Orphica Piano & Dulcitone Celesta Libraries

Recording Mag 11/2010

"The recording quality is exquisite, with Neuman or Wagner mics, Crane Song preamps, and Universal Audio conversion. (...) (Orphica:) It’s a delightful alternative to conventional piano sounds, with a surprisingly rich midrange (Herr Beurmann calls it “chocolate”) and ringing highs. (...) I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking here; these unique instruments are like nothing you can find anywhere else, and the world-class recording quality and the detailed design of the sample libraries themselves represents them in all their glory. Check them out."


Edition Beurmann

Sound & Recording 06/2009

"Das Dulcitone Celesta: (...) Von einer herrlichen Klangfülle und Lebendigkeit beseelt wie kein zweiter Celesta-Sound, der mir bis dato in einer Library oder einem Keyboard untergekommen ist! (...) Aus meiner Sicht eine sehr gelungene Library mit charakterstarken Instrumenten, hochwertig und geschmackvoll gesampelt. (...) Wegen der detailgetreuen Aufnahme und des aufwendigen Mappings sind diese Samples für den Liebhaber historischer Instrumente wie auch für den kreativen Musiker eine echte Bereicherung."

 

KEYS 10/2008

"Der Klang ist faszinierend, entspricht aber nicht dem heutigen hellen Glockenideal, sondern vermittelt gleichzeitig auch etwas akustische Patina. (zur Dulcitone Celesta) (...) Werbemusiker und Filmkomponisten haben nun eine erste Adresse, wenn es darum geht, möglichst authentisch Szenen am königlichen Hof zu vertonen, ob Menuette oder klassische Sonaten. Auch für andere Musikrichtungen ist in der Edition Beurmann durchaus experimentelles Potenzial vorhanden."

 

Sonic Joy Award 2008

realsamples receives Sonic Joy Award 2008 for Edition Beurmann

 

Interview on Edition Beurmann

Musician's Life (June 2008, German)

 

Background & interview on Edition Beurmann

AudioNewsRoom Magazin (June 2008)