Virtual Instruments for Polka Music!

IMPORTANT: This instrument requires the FULL version of Native Instruments Kontakt.
It is not licensed for compatibility with the free Kontakt Player.

1917 Grand Chick

In celebration of my family's Chickering grand piano turning 100 years old, I made a virtual instrument out of it.

Each note was sampled eight times – four velocities without the sustain pedal, and four velocities with. I brought the volumes of the dynamic layers close together and spread them out over the full 0-127 velocity range to make sure the playing experience stays smooth.

The piano was sampled in stereo above the hammers using Shure SM81 condensor mics and Grace 101 preamps.
Although professionally tuned prior to sampling, this is an old piano; some of the notes have a slight touch of string buzz, although its arguably less buzzing than I've heard in some sampled pianos costing many times more.

● Adjustable reverb
● Adjustable key release noise volume
● Four .nki variations to choose from

Technical Data
Size: 340MB
Samples: 727 @ 44.1kHz, 16-bit
Requirements: The full version of Kontakt 5.5.2 or later
Documentation: User Manual (PDF) | License Agreement

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