Kontakt Yamaha Grand

Kontakt Yamaha Grand

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.


 Kontakt 5 Yamaha Grand Piano Performance Page

Performance view allows for control of various real-time parameters. Controls include:

Attack, Decay, and Release - Adjust the amplitude envelope of all layers.
Stereo - Widens the stereo field.
Key Up - Amount of Key Up volume. The volume envelope decays as the note is held and the effect is less over the notes duration.
Tone & Resonance - Control of tone using a low pass filter.
Vel-Tone - Key velocity to the amount of tone.
Tuning – Selectable tunings and transpose Semi Tone or Octave.
Reverb, Chorus, and Delay – Effects off/on and parameter control. Selecting the effect type displays effect parameters for quick editing control.
Kontakt 5 Yamaha Grand Velocity Page

The Velocity screen allows for adjustment of incoming MIDI data to create the best feel for MIDI controllers. Selectable curves can quickly be edited.


Kontakt 5 Yamaha Grand Pedals Page

The Pedals page allows for routing foot pedal controllers to respond like grand piano pedals. MIDI CC#’s can be set to simulate: 

Right Pedal - Sustain

Middle Pedal - Sustenuto

Left Pedal - Una Chorda


  • Performance Parameter Control
  • ADR Volume Envelope
  • Stereo Image
  • Key Up Amount
  • Pedal Harmonics Amount
  • Tone & Resonance
  • Tone to Velocity
  • Tuning and Transposition
  • Reverb, Chorus, & Delay
  • Velocity to Volume
  • Sustain, Sustenuto, and Una Chorda Pedals