Not My Love (extreme) version, Perspective 3
By Matt Stedeford
The Steinway Walnut Grand (extreme) contains up to 100 layers spread across 4 microphone perspectives. WIth up to 25 in each perspective, this extensive library also includes true crotchet, true staccato, release samples, picked muted strings, picked sustained strings, piano effects and performance sounds.
This is an extremely large grand piano sample library, with a diverse and useful range of Steinway piano sounds. As with all imperfect samples, natural performance elements are included, such as the sounds of the fingers touching the keys. Everything has been meticulously recorded by hand, with no robots or sampling machines. Imperfect Samples' hand-played sampling creates a realism rarely heard in piano samples.
Provided at full 24-bit audio fidelity, this grand piano sample library totals over 54GB of data, and is provided on its own hard disk.
This is essentially four distinct grand pianos in one package.
Mic Perspective 1: Player's position, for an organic warm sound
Mic Perspective 2: Directly inside the instrument, for a clean sound
Perspective 3: Far from the piano for a wet "room" sound
Mic Perspective 4: Pickups underneath the piano for a dry stereo up-front sound
Treat this sampled piano library like a live instrument; mix the perspectives like you would a live recording.
This instrument features the IS Advanced Engine, including damper simulation, a variety of sympathetic resonance, half-pedalling, and human FX controls. Click here for more information.
This piano library uses direct-from-disc technology, which means most large instruments have a RAM footprint of around only 400MB.