Emotional Piano - Player Edition
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 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.
- All 88 Keys
- An average of 10 dynamic velocity layers per key note and release
- Pedal Action Samples
- Close microphone position for a full, rich sound
- Adaptive Arpeggiator system in some presets
- FX Panel with powerful and configurable controls for every effect.
- Integrated Reverb Panel Over 40 integrated custom convolution IRs
This library has been licensed by Native Instruments for use in the Kontakt Player engine. It can be used in the free Kontakt Player and the full retail version of Kontakt (version 4.2.4 or later). The Kontakt “Libraries” browser rack supports this Kontakt Player library. Online serial registration through the Native Instruments Service Center is required to activate this library.
This Powered-By-Kontakt Player library can be used with the free Kontakt Player or the full version of Kontakt and can be added to the "Libraries" rack. Purchasing the Emotional Piano Player Edition qualifies you for a special cross-grade discount towardthe full unlocked version of Kontakt through Native Instruments! Contact us for info!
- 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
This Powered-By-Kontakt Player Edition is supported by the latest version of the free Kontakt Player and the special “Libraries” rack. Windows XP or higher required for PC. OSX 10.6 or higher required for Mac. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.