Soundiron–Emotional Piano

Recensione/Tutorial del VST dedicato ai piani “CINEMATICI” Prodotto dalla Soundiron.

http://www.soundiron.com/instruments/pianos/emotional-piano/

 

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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. Don’t own the full version of Kontakt? Prefer to use the Libraries tab? No problem, we’ve got you covered! We offer a special Player version of Emotional Piano here that supports both of those features.

Looking for a great deal on the Player Editions of both Emotional Piano and Requiem Light together? Contact us to ask about our awesome Player Edition combo for only $429!

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More about this library and its features

Functionality

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.

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