Everybody keeps on sampling the best and cleanest piano ever! here is a completely different approach. We sampled an old Pleyel Grand Piano (F-71240 model from 1928) with vintage gear like a studer console and tube microphones, it has the rich and warm sound of the old jazz/blues or even classical music recordings.
Three microphone positions
We recorded the OldBlackGrand with two microphone positions:
The Close position with a pair of microphones close to the strings inside the piano to provide deep bass and rich resonances.
The Rim position with a pair of microphones at the side of the piano to give more of a soloist playing with a piano perspective.
You can enable / disable, load / unload and mix each microphone position separately to get exactly the sound you want.
Each microphone has three different controls:
On / Off: You can easily enable or disable each microphone position.
Load: You can load / unload the samples of each microphone position. This saves Ram usage if you only use one position. Of course the controls are greyed out when the samples are unloaded.
_________________________________________ System Requirements
OldBlackGrand comes with its own sample player, the UVI Workstation 3(requires v3.0.0 or later). We provide it for free with every library that you buy, you don't need to buy an expensive sampler to use our products.
It works on Mac (10.9 or later) and PC (windows 8 or later), in standalone or as a plugin (VST / AU / AAX ) and in 64 bits only. You can find more info about it here.