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
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 key release noise volume
● Four .nki variations to choose from
Samples: 727 @ 44.1kHz, 16-bit
Requirements: The full
version of Kontakt
5.5.2 or later
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