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I love making sampled instruments. It’s an obsession. It’s like creating a masterpiece. Everything has to be just right and have its place. I do consider myself an artist and my canvas is sampled pianos.

But sometimes artists need a different challenge or they need to stretch in a different direction.

The last few years I have been working on massive piano sample libraries, Production Grand and a few upcoming libraries. Some of these libraries are so big that potential customers scoff at how ridiculous the size of the libraries are. But for me, size is not the issue; it’s what is necessary to get an incredible sonic picture of the piano that I am sampling. The hours, days, weeks and months of editing and perfecting the samples have taken their toll. Getting a fresh perspective by taking a break is what I needed!

For me, it was getting back to my roots, programming and synthesis. As a teenager, I spent hours programming my synths. I had a Yamaha SY55, a DX7 II and Kawai PH50, which was essentially a mini K1 with speakers. I had made more patches for these synths than I knew what to do with and at the time, the internet wasn’t around to share them.

So, the much needed break has resulted in a fusion of my roots and current work. Synth programming combined with my obsession with piano samples turns into DEATH PIANO.

DEATH PIANO is just released and I’d like to share with you a demo and the description:

 

Tortured, Demented & Beautifully Flawed

Death Piano is a alternative take on Piano Sample Libraries that celebrates the obscure. Full of reverse samples, lo-fi gritty goodness, synthesis shaped tones, morphed massacred sounds and more. Designed for Kontakt 5, Death Piano is an inspiring collection of piano oddities that is sure to inspire film composers, pianists, songwriters, producers and more.

Now students and faculty can receive educational pricing on all of Production Voices’ piano sample libraries including piano samples for Kontakt and the free sforzando player.

Most piano sample libraries are up to 50% off. This is a major savings for students looking to get into premium multi-microphone piano sample libraries such as Production Grand that has 96k sample options.

For more info on educational discounts and student pricing on our piano sample libraries, please check out the details HERE.

 

AudioNewsRoom.net just completed a review of Production Grand!

Check it out here:

http://www.audionewsroom.net/2013/04/production-grand-piano-review.html

Can’t afford our piano samples? No problem!

Get a Production Voices’ piano sample library  for Kontakt for FREE by volunteering your time to charity!

Two products qualify for the program:

1. Studio Grand Piano LE – 4 microphone control that sounds great while taking up very little space and computer resources!

2. Estate Grand Piano LE – Detailed piano sample library with pedal up and down samples and 2 microphone perspectives.

 

The rules are simple:

1. Volunteer anywhere for 4 hours or more for the Studio Grand Piano LE or 6 hours or more for the Estate Grand Piano LE.

2. Contact us using our online CONTACT US page.

3. Give us verification of your completion: photo plus an email or letter of confirmation from someone of authority at the place volunteered at.

4. Once we receive all your information we will send you the download codes for your FREE piano samples.

5. We ask that you send us a picture of yourself using the piano samples or send us an mp3 of something you have created with our piano library.

Alternatively, any first-time blood donor may have Studio Grand Piano LE for free. Just send us confirmation of your donation (photo in the chair etc.).

Users of the Production Voices Pianos for Volunteering Program agree to allow Production Voices to post your photos, email confirmations and mp3s on our website.

Must be new charity work, not previous work.

 

While Production Grand has been shipping since the middle of December, we thought you may want to see what the hard drive looks like.

On a recent sampling session, Production Voices used a certified Yamaha Technician to tune every day of the session!

The sampling session used 15 microphones and ended up 576.13 GB!

Stay tuned for details on this upcoming massive Piano Sample Library for Kontakt!