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Production Grand 2 SSD

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Production Grand 2 Complete is an exceptionally high-quality piano sample library for NI Kontakt 5.6 and above (not for Kontakt Player), consisting of eight microphone perspectives and over 120,000 samples of a Yamaha C7 grand piano recorded in a world-class recording studio. The library is 437.5 GB in size*!

If you walk into a recording studio today, chances are you are going to find a Yamaha C7, the iconic grand piano that is heard on countless recordings. Every engineer has there own way of capturing the sound either with the position of the microphones or the type of microphones used. Production Grand 2 aims to capture these tones in a piano sample library that gives you great flexibility in microphone placement and choice. The iconic studio piano sound can be added to your performances and productions the same way a producer or engineer would in the studio. You can experiment with all the tonal combinations or simply choose one of the presets we made for you. Either way, you are in for a piano sonic treat.

Production Grand 2 is ideal for Studio Production, Stage Production, Film Score Production, Performance and more!

Delivered on a 240 GB USB 3.0 Solid State Drive. Free shipping to USA and Canada. $25 shipping charge to EU. Other countries contact support for shipping charges. Shopping cart may not reflect the cost of shipping if purchasing outside of USA and Canada.

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Description

437 GB*

Format: NI Kontakt 5.6 (5.6.8 recommended) and above.

Production Grand 2 Complete SSD contains the entire Production Grand 2 library including:

  • Platinum 24 bit 96k samples
  • Gold 24 bit 44.1k samples
  • LE 16 bit 44.1k samples

Users can use Platinum, Gold or LE samples depending on needs. Production Grand 2 Platinum is perfect for film scores, production work and anything ending up on a finished recording. Production Grand 2 LE is perfect for live performance, songwriting and lower system resource sequencing tasks. Production Grand 2 Gold is the perfect balance of sound quality and lower system resources.

Available on 240 GB USB 3.0 Solid State Drive (Drive has sustain read and write rates of over 300 MB/s. Will playback Production Grand 2 with all microphone perspectives on! )

Production Grand 2 Features:

  • 12 velocities pedal up samples (carefully selected from 16 sampled)
  • 12 velocities pedal down samples (carefully selected from 16 sampled)
  • 12 velocities release samples (carefully selected from 16 sampled)
  • Authentic Pedalling: adds sympathetic resonance and realistic pedal control.
  • Authentic hammer mechanism noises (labeled: Pre-Attack)
  • User controllable recording noise for added studio realism
  • Recorded with world-Class microphones: Coles, AKG, Classic U87s, B&K, Crown etc.
  • Best possible A/D converters used: Burl Mothership
  • Best possible microphone preamps used: API and Neve

8 Microphone Perspectives:

1. Player’s Perspective: Player’s perspective that is near binaural. When you put on your headphones with this perspective, it will sound like you are there playing the piano! The player’s perspective was recorded with a Crown SASS-P MKII.

2. Hammer Microphones: I’m a big fan of hammer microphones. With the hammers recorded you will get plenty of attack and a more aggressive sound.

3. & 4. Inside Microphones: This is the sound most people associate with piano recordings. We decided on two sets of inside piano microphones: vintage Neumann U87s (they say West Germany on them!) and the modern Rode NT2As. This gives the player the ability to get that classic piano sound or the modern wider-range sound or both!

5. Outside Microphones: Just outside the piano we used really expensive Neumann M149 modern tube microphones. The engineer called these the “Golden Sound” microphones. This microphone pair has a classy sound and a more balanced tone than the inside and hammer microphones.

6. & 7. Room Microphones: In an attempt to give you modern and classic choices, we used Coles ribbon microphones and AKG C414s on the rooms. The ribbons sound like… ribbons… smooth and velvety! Ribbons take EQ well; another reason to include them. The AKGs sound true to the piano’s tone in the room.

8. Under Piano Microphone: Underneath the middle of the piano we used a PZM (pressure zone) microphone to give a clear centre image to the sound.

Microphones:

  • Room Microphones: Coles Ribbon, AKG 414
  • Hammer Mics: B&K
  • Inside Mics: vintage NeumannU87, modern Rode NT2A
  • Outside Piano: Neumann M149
  • Piano Bottom: PZM
  • Player’s Perspective: Crown SASS-P MKII for near binaural experience when played!

 

***Note: We used an elite studio with very expensive equipment to get such an amazing sound! We didn’t hold back! ***

*430 GB represents the fully uncompressed library with three different bit/sample rate versions: 24 bit 96 kHz, 24 bit 44.1 kHz and 16 bit 44.1 kHz. Kontakt lossless compressed files compressed from 430 GB to 207 GB. The Kontakt compressed format performs well on modern systems (i5 and i7 Intel chips and greater). Specifications subject to change (with or without notice) as updates and improvements are made.

Audio Demos:

Downloads:

PDF Production Grand 2 User Manual

System Requirements:

    Requires NI Kontakt 5.6 or greater (not included).

  • A computer that meets the minimum Kontakt requirements.
  • 8 GB RAM or more.
  • 80 GB of free hard drive space for minimum installation.
  • 210 GB of free hard drive space for full installation the Kontakt compressed files as delivered on hard drive.

Solid State Drive or Raid Drive recommended for more than 2 microphone perspectives at one time.

All drive purchases require a backup to ensure uninterrupted use of the library in the unlikely event that the drive fails.

Note: Compatible with the full version of Kontakt only (not included). Not for use with Kontakt Player.

Note to International Customers: Production Grand 2, when requested on hard drive, may be subject to duties and taxes determined upon package entry into your country. We have no control over how packages are held or charged. We claim the full purchase price value on all shipments.

SSD Drive Details & FAQ

The drives are 240 GB SSD drives in USB 3.0 external cases. There is no fancy packaging. The drives are NTFS formatted to work on both Mac and PC.

Does the price include the drive and the software license?
Yes! The price includes the solid state drive, Production Grand 2 Complete and shipping to USA and Canada?

How much is shipping?
FREE shipping to USA and Canada. $25 to Europe. All other countries contact us for rates. We just charge what the post office charges.

Can the SSD run Production Grand 2 with all the mic perspectives on?
YES! Wow! These SSD drives are fast, portable and run any version of Production Grand 2 with all features enabled on any 2015 or newer Mac with 8 GB of RAM or more and an equivalent PC.

How fast are the drives?
I did speed tests on the drives before transferring Production Grand 2 onto them and got about 400 MB/s read speeds on my MacBook Pro. After transferring Production Grand 2 and with little space left on the drive, the read speed is about 350 MB/s, but may run slower on some systems.

Does it come with Kontakt?
No! You still have to have the full version of Kontakt. Not for Kontakt Player.

What is the warrantee on the drive?
The warrantee is: It will work when it arrives and we will replace any drive that doesn’t work within the first 30 days. All drives are tested individually before shipping by loading all the presets in Kontakt. All drives are brand new and fully functioning. As a software developer, Production Voices can’t support and keep track of small numbers of drives we issue as a service to a few customers. BUT you will still own a license to Production Grand 2 for life and if issues arise with the drive after 30 days, we will provide download codes so you can get your software!

NOTE: You MUST make a backup of the drive contents to ensure uninterrupted use of the library.

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