Format: NI Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 5
4 Microphone Perspectives
Delivered by Download
Note about file size: Production Grand Modern Four is provided in compressed format made in Kontakt. Kontakt’s compression format is loss-less meaning that it will sound exactly like the uncompressed WAV source files from the sampling session. Production Grand Modern Four source sample size before compression is approximately 41 GB!
Production Grand Modern Four Features:
- 12 velocities pedal up samples
- 12 velocities pedal down samples
- 12 velocities release samples
- Authentic Pedalling: adds pedal 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
- Best possible A/D converters used: Burl Mothership
- Best possible microphone preamps used: API and Neve
1. 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.
2. Inside Microphones: This is the sound most people associate with piano recordings.
3. 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.
4. Room Microphones: We used AKG C414s on the rooms. The AKGs sound true to the piano’s tone in the room.
Room Microphones: AKG 414
Hammer Mics: B&K
Inside Mics: Rode NT2A
Outside Piano: Neumann M149
***Note: We used an elite studio, Phase One Studios, with very expensive equipment to get such an amazing sound! We didn’t hold back! ***
Digital download delivery:
Immediately after purchase, download links are provided by email. The download is in 7 parts. Each download link is about 1.6 Gb in size. Total file download size is approximately 11.4 Gb. Only download three links or less at a time to avoid file corruption on download. Download times depend on internet connection speed.
The files can be expanded using any ZIP utility. Mac users can simply double click the downloaded file.
Requires NI Kontakt 4.2 or Kontakt 5 or greater (not provided).
A computer that meets the minimum Kontakt requirements.
14 GB of free hard drive space.
Solid State Drive or Raid Drive recommended for best performance with 3 or more microphone perspectives active at one time.
Note: Compatible with the full version of Kontakt 4 or Kontakt 5 only (not provided). Not for use with Kontakt Player.
*41 GB represents the fully uncompressed library with 16 bit 44.1 kHz samples. The files are delivered and usable in the Kontakt lossless compression format that compresses the samples from 41 GB to 14 GB with no audio quality loss.
Upgradeable to the full version of Production Grand:
Production Grand Modern Four is upgradable to the full version of Production Grand for $199. If you are a Production Grand Modern Four registered user wishing to upgrade to the full Production Grand, delivered on USB 3.0 hard drive, please contact support and request the upgrade.
What is the difference between Production Grand Modern Four and Production Grand?
Both function identically (interface and controls) except that Production Grand Modern Four only contains the first four of eight microphone perspectives with 16 bit 44.1 kHz samples. Production Grand contains eight microphone perspectives and two additional higher quality sample rate options: 24 bit 44.1 kHz and 24 bit 96 kHz.
Production Grand is delivered on USB 3.0 hard drive with a courtesy download of the Modern Silver Edition to get users started before the hard drive arrives while Production Grand Modern Four is delivered by download only.
Production Grand Modern Four is essentially the Production Grand LE Modern Edition.
Specifications subject to change (with or without notice) as updates and improvements are made.
PDF Production Grand User Manual This manual covers the full version of Production Grand which includes the Production Grand Modern Four samples as Production Grand LE Modern Edition.