$85.00Instant Download Specifications
- Stereo samples up to 11 velocities.
- Unlooped, full decay up to 20 seconds.
- Recorded and edited at 176.4kHz, 24 / 32 bits. Presented at 44.1kHz, 24 bits.
- Wide stereo image.
- Edited for mono compatibility.
- True sampled damper resonance with independent pedal response.
- Release resonance samples.
- Hammer and damper noise samples.
- On / off and volume controls for damper resonance, release resonance, and noises.
- Highly adjustable touch response.
- Integrated 3-band EQ.
- Big sound with modest requirements.
- Designed to be incredibly playable.
K-Sounds’ Signature Piano is a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring beautiful samples of a 7’6” Japanese grand piano. Offering pristine stereo samples throughout the dynamic range and a slightly ambient studio sound with plenty of sustain, Signature Piano is poised to become your signature sound.
Signature Piano offers a unique implementation of damper resonance: Independent real sampled resonance is provided, not mere convolution or digital effects. Combining this resonance with pedal-up samples and damper noises yields incredibly authentic results. And because the resonance is presented as an independent component of the instrument, pianists can pedal naturally. Even if notes are already held when the pedal is pressed, resonance for those notes will still sound.
It’s important that a virtual piano match its user’s playing style and the action of their controller keyboard. Signature Piano’s unique interface allows users to tailor the instrument’s response by drawing a custom touch response graph (velocity curve). For example, with keyboards that require excessive force to play the loudest dynamics, a touch response graph similar to the default (pictured) may prevent hand fatigue. Drawing your own graph is very easy: Simply right-click and drag the mouse.
At K-Sounds, we believe the most important requirement of a virtual piano is that it be refreshingly playable. That’s why Signature Piano was played constantly during its development process. The result is far greater than just a collection of samples. We believe it is one of the most musical and playable sampled pianos available.Download Support Material-PDF K-Sounds Signature Piano - Kontakt Format User Guide
Software: Full, paid version of Native Instruments Kontakt 2.2 or higher. Not compatible with Kontakt Player.
Hard Drive Space: 2.6Gb
RAM: RAM required for OS and Kontakt plus 129MbAudio Demos
No reverb, EQ, compression or other effects processing was added to any demo. What you hear is Signature Piano only.
Classical Works demos were produced using MIDI files created by Bernd Krueger and used by permission. (See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/de/deed.en) The MIDI files were used unedited.Improvisation Reflective Medium Dynamic Aggressive Bright Gospel - Damper resonance disabled, brightened with the built-in 3-band EQ only (no extra effects). Classical Works Fantaisie-Impromptu (Chopin) Passepied from Suite Bergamasque (Debussy) Prelude Op. 24, No. 4 (Chopin) Kreisleriana, Op. 16, No. 5 (Schumann) Noctuelles from Miroirs (Ravel) Sonata No. 10 C major, KV 330, Movt. 1 (Mozart)