High-Quality Fast Loading Compact Piano Sample Library
Over 10 GB*
Format: FREE Plogue sforzando!
Outside Tube Microphone Perspective
Delivered Immediately by Download
Production Grand Compact Features:
- Fast Loading
- Authentic Grand Piano Sound
- 12 velocities pedal up samples
- 12 velocities pedal down samples
- 12 velocities release samples
- Sympathetic Resonance
- Authentic hammer mechanism noises (labeled: Pre-Attack)
- Round robin pedal noises
- Recorded with world-Class Neumann M149 Tube microphones
- Recorded at Phase One Studios in Toronto with world-Class microphones
- Best possible A/D converters used: Burl Mothership
- Best possible microphone preamps used: API and Neve
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.
***Note: We used an elite studio, Phase One Studios, with very expensive equipment to get such an amazing sound! We didn’t hold back! ***
* Over 10 GB represents the fully uncompressed library in wave format. FLAC lossless compressed files compressed from over 10 GB to under 2 GB. Specifications subject to change (with or without notice) as updates and improvements are made.
Production Grand 2 Audio Demos:
Digital download delivery: Immediately after purchase, download links are provided.
The files can be expanded using any ZIP utility. Mac users can simply double click the downloaded file.
Requires 64 bit version of Plogue sforzando available HERE for free.
Mac OSX 10.7 or greater or PC with a 64 bit version of Windows
2 GB of free hard drive space. 8 GB RAM. Fast 7200 RPM hard drive or a solid state drive.
Solid State Drive or 7200rpm Hard Drive recommended for best performance.
*Note about file size: Production Grand Compact samples are provided in FLAC format. FLAC is a loss-less file format meaning that it will sound exactly like the uncompressed WAV source files from the sampling session but take up less than half the disk space with no audio quality degradation. Production Grand Compact source sample size before compression is over 10 GB! The digital delivery size is just under 2 GB with no loss in quality.
Production Grand Compact User Manual:
Upgradeable to the full version of Production Grand 2:
Production Grand Compact is upgradable to the full version of Production Grand 2, should you purchase Native Instruments Kontakt at a later time. If you are a Production Grand Compact registered user wishing to upgrade to the full Production Grand 2, please contact support and request the upgrade.
What is the difference between Production Grand Compact and Production Grand 2?
Production Grand Compact only contains the Outside Tube microphone perspectives of Production Grand 2 LE with 16 bit 44.1 kHz samples. The full Production Grand 2 contains eight microphone perspectives and two additional sample rate options: 24 bit 44.1 kHz and 24 bit 96 kHz. These sample rate options give flexibility in live performance or audio production. Production Grand 2, compared to Production Grand Compact, was built with Native Instruments Kontakt in mind and takes full advance of Kontakt’s interface, controls, features etc. By contrast, Production Grand Compact has a straightforward interface for easy access to controls and loads quickly into the free Plogue sforzando player.
Production Grand Compact is essentially the Tube microphone perspective from Production Grand 2 LE.
Specifications subject to change (with or without notice) as updates and improvements are made.