*For use with Kontakt
The 88 Series Pianos bundle features 5 pianos and 7 NKI instrument files for a really expanded set of expressivity under your fingertips.
V. 2 represents a new version of our engine. Here are the changes since v. 1.0 (include v. 1.5 too):
- Fixed a bug in Mute/Solo logic
- Fixed bugs in Release, Resonances and Release Trails samples playback
- Fixed some graphics bugs
- Other minor bug-fixes
- Added Previous/Next Preset buttons
- Added support for continuous Sustain Pedal (Half-Pedaling)
- Added Advanced Settings page with Key Level Trimmer
- Added Credits page
- New GUI
- Vastly improved .nki program for Model D Grand
- Dramatically improved CPU and Voice management
- Improvements in many small aspects of the pianos
This bundle features the following products:
- O.D.D. Grand
- Model 7 Grand
- Model D Grand
- Steinbach Upright
- Model 80 Electric Grand
The four libraries making up the bundle, a total of 47 and 41736 samples, cover a wide range of styles and crafting methods, from acoustic grand pianos to upright and electric models.
The Model 7 Grand, Model D Grand, Steinbach Upright and O.D.D. Grand Pianos feature 4 separate microphone sources each. O.D.D. features 3 NKI Instruments, each with a different set of 4 microphones each.
The microphones available in the release were chosen among up to 29 different possible sources, all top-notch models and recorded with the shortest possible path to the converters, featuring Millennia, Neve, SSL and Focusrite preamps fed into Apogee converters at 96K.
Additionally we chose the recording venue according to the pianos themselves: a studio with a large concert-like room for the grand codas and a studio with a medium-sized lively room for the upright piano.
The Model 80 Electric Grand is a nice addition, being the only electric piano with proper piano hammer mechanics and a staple of the sound of popular music from the '70s and '80s.