The realsamples Piano Pioneers Bundle features 2 of our Edition Beurmann libraries. They come with presets for Native Instruments™' Kontakt® sampler (full version required). The bundle features samples in 44.1 kHz/24 bit resolution.
Listen to realsamples Piano Pioneers sound demos:
The following libraries are included:
1) Dulcitone Celesta
Built around 1910 by Dyson & Sons, this unique small tuning-fork piano sports a vibrant, mellow and charming sound remeniscent of a vibraphone, glockenspiel, marimba and a piano. The Dulcitone is the ancestor to the orchestral Celesta. Providing a warm and full bass, it is great for any track demanding an unconsumed yet familiar sound.
An original Dulcitone celesta is very hard to play, offering rough-running and tight dynamic response. We captured the sound with eight velocity layers per note. Furthermore, we recorded four key release sounds per key. The library contains two versions of the instrument, recorded with different stereo settings.
The sample library contains nearly 1.500 single recordings.
2) Early Pianoforte
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 offers an uncommon piano sound: Svelte, present and with courtly elegance. The Stein instruments were a personal favourite of Mozart.
The piano is available for the first time in the sampler, presented in its original pitch at 417 Hz (presets at 440 Hz included as well). We captured the sound with 32 velocity layers of each note. Furthermore, we recorded the key release sounds of each key in eight varitions.
The sample library contains over 2.500 single samples.
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