SampleTekk proudly presents the "White Grand II," in our opinion, the best contemporary pop/rock/jazz grand piano in the sampling world today. We recorded the "White Grand II" with the finest equipment available, using a specially designed digital recording technique to give you unequalled performance and sound. Prepare to explore a tactile and expressive feast unparalleled in sampled pianos today. You get two separate pianos, each with an astonishing 32 different velocity
samples. Not only layers,but 32 DIFFERENT samples per note: 16 samples for pedal up,16 for pedal down, plus an additional four release samples. This gives you a control over the dynamics that surpasses all of today's existing sampled pianos.
The "White Grand II" by SampleTekk is believed by many musicians and composers to be the finest contemporary studio rock/pop/jazz Grand Piano available. The "White Grand II" is heard on numerous recordings and is used on soundtracks from many movies and other media. While designing the "White Grand II" we chose to record two separate mic positions: close and medium ambience. Close miking was done with microphones placed close to the hammers/strings. for the second set of samples, we used two microphones in a position that's more normal for piano recordings and mixed that with the original microphones; this gave a bit more ambience and a slightly rounder tone but with all the characteristics that makes the "White Grand II" so Grand.
24 Bit Multi-Sample Grand Piano
A Malmsjo piano was recorded using AKG, Rode and Neumann microphones
There are a total of 32 samples per note. Thats 16 pedal up, 16 pedal down, and 4 release samples.
Plus choose from 2 mic positions, close and medium ambience
Sound On Sound
Talk about pushing the envelope - in an attempt to provide the most dynamically expressive sampled piano ever, the Sampletekk White Grand incorporates 36 different samples per note (16 dynamic layers for pedal up, 16 for pedal down, and four dynamics of release samples)....
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