Estate Grand LE for sforzando
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.
- 1.8+ GB sample size uncompressed.
- Delivered in lossless FLAC compressed format
- Easy 650mb download size.
- Up to 10 velocity layers per key (Up to 25 samples per note: Pedal up, down and release samples).
- 791 samples
- 1 stereo microphone position.
- Full pedal down and pedal up samples.
- Authentic sustain pedal up and down noises!
- Controllable keyboard action/mechanism noises.
- Recorded at 24 bit 44.1 kHz with incredible detail and fidelity through Apogee Symphony I/O, Neumann and Rode microphones.
- Made for the FREE standalone Plogue sforzando
- All samples are taken from the larger 11 GB Estate Grand for sforzando.
- Self-contained standalone player. No paid software required to run!
- Works with all major DAW’s such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Sonar, Cubase and more!
- Mac and PC compatible
- 64 bit compliant
- Great sound quality, yet small size.
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!
Video Introduction of the larger full version Estate Grand for sforzando:
Audio Demos from the larger Estate Grand:
Plogue sforzando or Aria Player required.
Plogue sforzando is available for FREE here:
Estate Grand LE 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)
1 GB of hard drive space for compressed samples.
7200 rpm or better non-system hard drive
Note: Estate Grand LE for sforzando can be taxing and unusable on systems not meeting the minimum requirements.
NOTE: Users of the full Production Voices’ Estate Grand for sforzando should not download this as registering Estate Grand LE for sforzando may interfere with your license for Estate Grand for sforzando.
Specifications subject to change (with or without notice) as updates and improvements are made.
Digital Download Requirements:
The digital download is one ZIP file approximately 649 MB. 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 LE for sforzando sample files have been compressed into FLAC with NO loss in audio quality!