Message us to have your questions answered! Chocolate Audio Model D Grand Piano For Kontakt. JRR Shop is an authorized dealer for all software products we sell. Most software is available by download and a few products are available as boxed products.After you order, we will send you a message requesting you to confirm whether you want to receive the product as a download or a box. It is very important that you respond to this message immediately as we are not able to deliver your product to you until we receive your response. The Model D grand piano was sampled from a Hamburg-made 1939 Steinway D274 grand coda piano. This particular piano has been in use in various venues in Italy and has been played and praised by many top-level international classical and jazz players. This piano's age definitely guarantees it the vintage moniker, nonetheless it went through proper maintenance and restoration over the years by highly-skilled italian technicians. It totally resonates with all of the great music played through it. We sampled this piece of history in a medium-size hall surrounded by a plethora of microphones. We didn't settle for a single pair or a limited selection of microphones from the start, we wanted to make sure that the piano, after the sampling and editing process had the best chances to preserve its soul, something which can be hard to achieve. For this very reason, we used many more microphones than the ones we ended up with. These are the Mics we carefully selected after multiple playing and listening sessions on the edited samples. These microphones, by themselves or combined, give you the widest possible gamut of tonal colors you might need from a top-notch concert piano. To preserve tonal balance, we even carefully phase-aligned all of the microphones. One might think that having four different choices and combinations of mics plus the reverb would make finding the perfect balance impossible.
This Instrument, we believe, easily opens up many different sonic worlds by using its on-board mixer. This tool is focused on easy-to-get results with a few tailored controls. Volume Panpot, places the sound in a specific direction Mute and Solo Width, controls the width of the stereo signals Reverb Send, amount of signal for each microphone that gets processed by the on-board IR Reverb Master effects are a 3-band EQ with cherry-picked frequency centers, a Preset Compressor & Tape Emulation and the IR Reverb On each single channel you might use a simple but very effective 3-band EQ.
Dealing with a piano Instrument featuring four microphones at the same time can bring an heavy load on system resources. The amount of playback voices for the CPU and Disk Streaming, preload in RAM and load times could suffer. Our approach to sampled Instruments is to let the musician in you fly free of any technical burden.Fast, full satisfaction is guaranteed : you just need to play, the fastest possible learning-curve is always kept as a reference when designing our Instruments. At the same time, when there's that techie-need to tweak and fine-tune, our multi-layer user interfaces allow for it, giving you the best of both worlds. We believe the real break-through in these ages is creating advanced, high-quality Instruments which don't require you to earn a master in computer programming before you start making music with them. Making matters easy for the musician always means introducing more and more layers of complication for us developers. First of all we are musicians, and we don't want you to end up putting our products on a virtual shelf and forget about them because they are too hard to learn and use. Our effects section doesn't require a degree in audio-engineering to make the best out of it. Just select one of the 34 main Presets and fine tune it using a few carefully selected parameters. The Compressor & Tape Emulation section, usually hard to grasp for the inexpert in audio tweaking feature no less than 22 + 22 (for when using a single Mic only, marked with a + sign) presets with a simple Amount knob to rule it to your taste. The Reverb section, so critical for acoustic pianos in particular, features an in-house developed collection of 101 carefully selected high quality Impulse Responses coming from both real spaces and revered vintage and contemporary studio hardware. Version 1.5 added MIDI key-based level trimming: this feature allows you to further customize the dynamic response of the piano based on your keyboard action and listening environment. This Instrument may be acquired only in downloadable format, download size is about 7.9 Gigabytes, so expect longer download times on slower connections. 8.32 GB (lossless compressed) library size, 7979 samples 4 microphone sets : Schoeps CMC6 MK4s, Neumann KM184s, AKG C12 tube mono and Neumann M149 stereo room set 11 sustaining dynamic layers, chromatically sampled 12 release trails layers, chromatically sampled independently controllable sustain-pedal resonances key-release noise for added authenticity sustain-pedal down and up noise layers sampled with Millennia, Neve, SSL and Focusrite preamps fed direct into Apogee converters all of the details of the piano recreated through the use of our custom advanced scripting recorded at 24 bit / 96 KHz, released at 24 bit / 44.1 KHz easy-to-use mixer for extreme sound-mangling. Custom User Interface velocity curve management piano tone control, makes the piano sound softer or harder under your fingers custom touch response control: set at minimum you'll get the full sound of the piano with added latency (good for mixing), at higher levels cuts more and more into the piano pre-attack portion allowing for very low perceived latency when needed (good for tracking and live playing) fine-tuned three-band EQ for each channel many under the hood techniques to make the piano true to the original life-like re-pedaling, release trails attenuation, intelligent attenuation of each single dynamic layer for maximum dynamic response...
Master realism control and specific control over release trails, key off, resonances and pedal noise levels envelope controls 101 custom, high quality IR reverbs 22 (+ 22) compressor + tape presets 34 factory presets + user-savable presets works as stand-alone, AAX, RTAS, AU and VST for Mac and PC. 4 GB Ram (more if in need of loading more sample sets) Core2Duo or equivalent Mac or PC Kontakt Retail Version: v. 5.4.3 or newer MIDI Keyboard.
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