Kontakt Grand Pianos includes three classic pianos designed for the full version of Kontakt 5.6 or greater.
STEINWAY MODEL L
Steinway Pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, and beauty requiring up to one full year to handcraft. This beautiful Steinway Model L (5’10”) Grand Piano was recorded at Whip Records in Berkeley, California. Using various microphones and high quality preamps, multiple layers were recorded at 24-bit resolution to capture the full dynamic range. As a result of this process, the samples are perfectly matched, sound great, and are free of artifacts. With a natural sounding wooden resonant tone and very long sustain, this is the ultimate Grand Piano. This collection contains over two gigabytes of pedal up, pedal down, key up, and pedal harmonics.
The Yamaha C7 (7’6”) is part of the Conservatory Concert Collection and is built using high quality materials and careful production process. This magnificent Yamaha C7 piano has been used on numerous albums and was recorded at ‘The Music Annex’ near San Francisco, California. Eight microphones were used to record high quality 24 bit samples of pedal up, pedal down, and note up. Each layer has been fine-tuned and mapped to Dimension creating one of the most realistic sampled grand pianos. This collection contains over two gigabytes of pedal up, pedal down, key up, and pedal harmonics.
Mason & Hamlin CC-94
The 9’4” Mason & Hamlin CC-94 is the first concert grand designed, built and introduced by an American piano manufacturer in half a century. Lauded for its immense power as well as its sensitive and responsive action, the CC-94 is capable of extreme colors, shadings and textures, all with extraordinary clarity. The CC-94 can follow the most sensitive interpreter or cut through an entire symphony orchestra without sounding harsh. From its thunderous bass to its bell-like treble, the CC-94 is perfect for a wide range of repertoire and musical genres. Working in conjunction with Mason & Hamlin, Digital Sound Factory has captured the true sound of this amazing instrument. Each note was recorded with the sustain pedal up, sustain pedal down, and multiple velocities to achieve the most realistic feel and sound for the most demanding player. Piano technicians tuned and made adjustments during the six month project keeping the piano perfect from start to finish. One pair of AT4060 microphones were positioned bass/treble and one pair to capture the room. A pair of KM54’s were positioned as X/Y pattern over the main portion of the piano.