Estate Grand for sforzando
Incredible Character with Remarkable Sound Control
3 Microphone Perspectives
Estate Grand Piano Features:
11+ GB Uncompressed. Delivered in lossless FLAC compressed format around 3.9 GB.
Up to 10 velocity layers per key (Up to 25 samples per note: Pedal up, down and release samples).
3 microphone positions controllable by the user.
Full pedal down and pedal up samples.
Authentic sustain pedal up and down noises!
Controllable keyboard action/mechanism noises.
Independent control over stereo microphone pairs!
Recorded at 24 bit 44.1 kHz with incredible detail and fidelity through Apogee Symphony I/O, Neumann and Rode microphones.
IN – Microphones placed inside the piano for a strong crisp sound!
MS – Microphones just outside the piano for a balanced open piano and room sound!
RM – Microphones picking up a beautiful warm balance of mostly room and some piano.
Photos of the piano sampled for Estate Grand:
The Production Voices’ Estate Grand Piano is a beautifully sampled Kawai GS 60 6’9″ grand piano. It was recorded with care and only the finest equipment at a country estate in the heart of corn country in Southern Ontario Canada. Note: This is the sforzando edition that uses the FREE Plogue sforzando player.
How does it sound?
The Estate Grand Piano is sampled from a grand piano that resides in the library of a country manor. The room is warm sounding and the piano overpowers the room just slightly filling the room strong overtones. Hence, the piano has a lot of attack! While sampling the grand piano, the owner of the manor mentioned that he auditioned several pianos before picking the Kawai. He had tried Steinways and other famous pianos, but fell in love with the character of the Kawai. It is not a “me too” piano, but a unique instrument that will add life to your live or recorded piano sound!
Sampling in the country presents its challenges! There are the birds and wildlife outside as well as the sounds of the manor creaking as it heats up with sun’s heat and cools as the sun sets. The piano took several days to sample and countless hours to edit. If you listen closely, you may hear the rustling of leaves and a bird or two on the quietest of notes, but that’s only if you listen intently enough to hear if we actual sampled the piano in an estate!
Plogue sforzando or Aria Player required.
Plogue sforzando is available for FREE here:
Estate Grand for sforzando Minimum Requirements:
Multi-core Intel i3, i5, i7 or better recommended
8 GB RAM
64 bit operating system (Mac OS X or Windows)
6 GB of hard drive space for compressed samples.
7200 rpm or better non-system hard drive
16 GB RAM or more.
Fast hard drive: 7200 rpm, RAID or SSD.
Multi-core Intel i5 processor or better.
64 bit operating system and plugin host.
Note: Multi-microphone and multi-gigabyte sample libraries, such as Estate Grand, can be taxing and unusable on systems not meeting the minimum requirements.
*11 GB represents the fully uncompressed library. FLAC lossless compression files are used to compress the samples from ~11 GB to ~4 GB.
Specifications subject to change (with or without notice) as updates and improvements are made.
Free Trial Version
A smaller “light edition” of Estate Grand for sforzando can be used as a demo: Estate Grand LE for sforzando
Digital Download Requirements:
The digital download is one ZIP file approximately 3.9 GB. Windows users require a ZIP utility to unzip the files. The download includes the Estate Grand for sforzando
pdf manual and all presets. Plogue sforzando downloaded separately.
The Estate Grand for sforzando sample files have been compressed into FLAC from 11 GB to 3.9 GB with NO loss in audio quality!
Links to the downloads will be included with your purchase confirmation email sent within 24 hours of payment with an average of 3 hours or less depending on time zone and time of purchase.