Despite an ocean of wonderful piano libraries available out there, Musical Sampling felt there was an important/useful flavor that is seldom explored. Instead of capturing prestigious, perfectly tuned pianos – why not perfectly capture untuned, aged pianos?
Between the unpredictable hammer action (oftentimes mandating 50+ takes per note), carefully capturing useful piano ranges and selective/musical noise reduction – Atelier Series Memories Piano was no easy task to produce.
All of the aged intra-note tuning was left completely alone – but each note’s pitch/velocity was centered by ear in Kontakt. What you end up with is a collection of three distinct pianos that are perfectly suited for a variety of songwriting genres as well as more humble, cinematic contexts.
In addition to the pianos, they’ve included Auras – atmospheric piano-sourced patches designed to gently support the main pianos. Piano Percussion is a series of gentle/not-so-gentle hits – great tool if you need an organic, rhythmic backdrop. Lastly, they’ve included Ambient Noise Floor – a simple, effective way to add warmth to your piano tracks.
What Is The Altelier Series?
Oftentimes during the research and experimental phase of development, Musical Sampling creates instruments that don’t necessarily belong to a bigger, themed release. Instead of attempting to shoehorn them into a future release or trying to construct a comprehensive product around it, they decided to create the Atelier Series so that other composers can enjoy their explorations in sample development as well.