BOWED GRAND PIANO
Welcome to Bowed Grand Piano – a library decided to deep sampling of bowed and FX based grand piano strings. Bowed Grand Piano marks the third chapter in our piano series, which also contains our hyper expressive: “Emotional Piano” and more experimental: “Plucked Grand Piano” The bowing of a piano is a delicate effort, since the instrument is not designed to be bowed. We developed a variety of new recording techniques that allowed us to get deep inside the piano and record a variety of bowings and FX that haven’t been covered in previous libraries.
The library is more ambient then our Emotional Piano and Plucked Grand Piano, since the concept of bowed piano tends to go in the more ambient/drony direction. We bowed every single string on a world class grand, including both sustains and staccato notes. We then did a variety of ambient recordings and started developing an entire drone section of the library, which is all based on source material from the piano.
In addition we added a massive FX section to the library, which contains tons of string glisses, scrapes, scary slams and percussive FX etc. We also programmed specific artificial legato, so users can experiment by using legato on the instrument.
Deep Sampled Bowed Grand Piano
Powerful custom performance control interface:
Attack, offset, release control
Dynamics / velocity control
Dampening control, with pedal flip button for instant “harp” mode
Convolution reverb control (includes +45 great custom convolutions)
Full and lite patches for CPU conservation
Different sustain types and staccato (with RR)
Bonus: Piano FX
47 Kontakt Patches
Approx. 1.4 GB installed (Lossless NCW compression (2:1 ratio)
Custom Kontakt Scripting
Multiple download servers to ensure smooth download
Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format
Note: Native Instruments Kontakt version 4.1.1+ full retail versions required
Note: Please go here for specific installation instructions
Note: 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).