Welcome to the standard Kontakt open-format version of our world-renowned Emotional Piano. This deeply sampled library dedicated to soundtrack scoring and expressive, soulful songwriting. This grand piano library is focused on capturing the warmth, the wideness, the deep resonance and softness of a gorgeous Kawai grand.
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Welcome to the standard Kontakt open-format version of our world-renowned Emotional Piano. This deeply sampled library dedicated to soundtrack scoring and expressive, soulful songwriting. This grand piano library is focused on capturing the warmth, the wideness, the deep resonance and softness of a gorgeous Kawai grand. We spent years searching for just the right instrument. With ears pressed to wood and eyes hovering scant inches above strings, we tested literally hundreds of them before finding this one special piano.
The sound of a piano is defined by a thousand things, from the lacquer on the wood to the hardness of the felt in the hammers. Our goal was purely sound: a soft, deeply resonant, rich, warm and soulful sound. This is a big, dark, warm, lush, resonant piano. It’s intended to be a scoring piano. It is a piano for epic soundtracks, not fancy dinner parties.
This piano wears a helmet flak jacket, not a tuxedo with tails. This piano is a door gunner, not a dancer. This piano doesn’t retire to the New England countryside triumphantly after an extended run at the Met. It’s buried 6 feet under in the middle of a Chicago downpour after being gunned down by the mob.
If you ever find yourself storming a beach in slow motion or charging into a burning building to save a baby, then this is the piano that will play when your final credits roll. If you find yourself wearing a powdered wig and leggings, then this is not your piano… unless you’re also carrying a musket and you’ve just been ordered to fix bayonets.
This piano doesn’t do romantic comedies. It does love stories and, more often still, it does heartbreaks.
This piano isn’t for everyone or every occasion, but when we think of a piano and really hear it in our heads and hearts, this is the sound of Soundiron.
This is the Kontakt open-format version of Emotional Piano. All nki presets require the full retail version of Kontakt to load. The free Kontakt Player and special “Libraries” tab do not support open format libraries of this type. You can use the Files, Database and Quickload areas or simply drag & drop into Kontakt’s main instrument rack to load the instrument presets included in this product.
We’ve 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. Please be aware that the value ranges for many of our controls allow you to go way beyond realistic behavior for this or 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.
Deep Sampled Articulations
- All 88 Keys Multi-Sampled
- Extensive velocity layering per note
- Pedal samples with 4x round robin
NKI Program Presets
This library is designed for the full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.3 or later. We’ve included 35 Kontakt 4-compatible nki programs, featuring automatable attack, release, dynamics, decay, pedal volume, release volume, EQ, convolution, and a full range of other effects controls. There are 5 main preset patches tuned with specific EQ settings. Each of the 5 presets also has a “lite” version wtih a much smaller memory footprint and lighter CPU load.
The included Convolution Reverb effect features 79 select custom impulse responses recorded from some of our favorite locations. Among those are also fx impulses which are more special effect than reverb.
Native Instruments Kontakt version 4, full retail version of Kontakt required to use all .nki instrument program presets included in this library. The free Kontakt “Player” does not support this library. the “Libraries” browser does not support standard open-format Kontakt libraries like this one. Users that need those features should check out the Emotional Piano Player Edition instead.
Windows XP / Vista / 7. Intelmac and Mac OS 10.5 or higher. Runs stand-alone or as plug-in via VST, AU, RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8). Dual Core PCU, 2 GB System Ram, 7200 RPM 8MB Buffer SATA II hard drive recommended.
HOW TO ORDER ?
When ordering the Download Version you will be able to download the content of "Emotional Piano" directly to your computer: this product contains 3 compressed multi-part rar files. To extract these multi-part rar files use a compatible extraction utility like Winrar (PC) or Rar Expander (Mac) to extract the .rar files for this library. Please make sure that all rar parts are fully downloaded before attempting extraction. - Use the rar utility to extract the first part of the library download file(s) to the location on your hard drive that you would like the library installed. All rar parts should automatically self-extract to that location and join together into a single directory for the library.