Emotional Piano is a legendary virtual grand piano designed for professional soundtrack and symphonic scoring. This deeply sampled walnut bodied grand piano library has a deep, warm and ponderous sound absolutely perfect for profoundly emotive songwriting and deep, brooding underscores. We focused on capturing the exceptionally wide, resonant warmth and velvety softness of a gorgeous Kawai grand to capture just the right character. The sound of a piano is defined by a thousand things, from the lacquer on the wood to the hardness of the hammer felts. Our goal was to find the softest, deepest, most resonant, rich, lush, warm and truly soulful sound we could imagine in a grand piano – a sound to express our hearts and souls with. You’ll find it perfectly captured here, in the Emotional Piano.
Originally released in 2009 by Tonehammer, our recent updates for Kontakt Player have added a variety of specialized tone, effect and performance shaping controls on the front instrument panel, providing everything from subtle tonal reshaping to dramatic otherworldly effects that can take you way beyond the physical limitations of any real-world piano. We’ve created a variety of ready-made presets that present some of the many sides our piano has to offer. The “master” preset is the sound of our actual piano, essentially just as it feels and sounds in the flesh. The “soft” preset is entirely focused on the softer end of our piano’s dynamic range. Our goal was to dial in the perfect preset for slow, gentle, cinematic compositions. The “gentle blur” preset softens the tone, note shaping and performance characteristics to create a faded, soft and distant character, perfect for moodier, darker pieces. The “jazz” preset has been sharpened, brightened and has it’s dynamic response expanded to provide a tone more ideal for tight jazz pieces. Finally, for the “pseudo-granny” patch we did our best to prematurely “age” our piano and tip it up on it’s side into a pretty reasonable replica of our old busted granny piano.
The special effect presets take the piano a little farther into to the unnatural, ranging from simple stereo effects to growling retro organs. The ambient presets use custom convolution impulses to morph the sound into a wide range of melodic, dark, astral and often undefinable sounds.
- 1,716 Samples
- 2.57 GB installed (4.4 GB Uncompressed)
- 35 nki Kontakt instrument presets
- 24 bit / 44.1kHz lossless NCW format samples
- Works with the free Kontakt Player
- PC – Windows XP or higher
- Mac – OSX 10.6 or higher
- Dual Core CPU
- 2 GB System Ram
- SATA or SSD hard drive recommended
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