A staple of classical and orchestral music.
Piano in 162 is a sample library of a Steinway Model B grand piano, available in Kontakt, SFZ, and Korg Kronos formats.
This is NOT a Kontakt player library, and requires a full version of Kontakt to run. If you're looking for a completely free option, download the SFZ version and load it into a free sampler like Plogue Sforzando.
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Allows for mixing, loading, and purging of the close and ambient mics to fit the library into any mix or genre.
High Quality Recording
Piano in 162 was recorded at 96kHz through two pairs of Rode NT5 cardiod microphones, an ambient pair in the hall and a close pair inside the piano.
Piano in 162 features five dynamic levels, two round robins, and separate pedal on and off samples for a true to life sound with realistic sympathetic resonance.
About the performer:
Simon Dalzell is an undergraduate at The University of Arizona. He decided one day to try recording a piano library, which he released as Piano in 162. In 2014, he worked in partnership with Impact Soundworks on Pearl Concert Grand, and hopes to some day make a living off of creating and distributing sample libraries. Simon also hates writing in the third person.
While this library is provided free of charge, public redistribution of the library is prohibited. This is NOT a Kontakt player library, and requires a full version of Kontakt to run.