How to follow an act like Piano In Blue? Cinesamples record a stunning 9' grand piano at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. Their goal was to record a detailed piano library at the same scoring stage as their flagship CineSymphony libraries for seamless integration and to provide four distinct characters of the piano through a variety of microphone and mixing techniques.
Tim Starnes on the recording process:
"The recording for Piano In Blue worked so well, I returned to the vintage Neumann M49 microphone pair and its position that I used on PIB. The M49s were powered by a pair of Neve 1073 pre amps to imitate the Neve 8078 console that recorded PIB. Also as on PIB, I placed a pair of small capsule condenser microphones near the tail of the piano. In addition to the standard room array, Adam placed several other close microphone pairs to provide options for other characters. The four unique characters are derived from these various microphones and the mixing process that followed."
CinePiano - This is a standard representation of the grand piano on the scoring stage employing the M49s and the room array. The separate close, room, and surround microphone mixes are available on this patch.
Classical - The Classical mix is a slightly more distant mix employing a different combination of microphones and designed for concert realism. It is a very specific mix and thus the only available mix in this patch.
Cinematic - The Cinematic mix is a very intimate and muted sound, perfect for cinematic textures. This mix is made from a completely unique set of microphones and mixing techniques. It is a very specific mix and thus the only available mix in this patch.
Rock Studio Grand - The Rock Studio Grand relies more heavily on mixing techniques to achieve a brighter, punchy, edgy sound with a slight distortion on the attacks to cut through a heavy mix. It is a very specific mix and thus the only available mix in this patch.
CinePiano is Cinesample´s first library to be scripted for Native Instruments' Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) format. Requires Kontakt 5.6.8 and above (Works with both the free Kontakt Player and the paid, full version of Kontakt)
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