Six of a Kind
The Charakter collection includes 6 Pianos with different editing options. Each of the Pianos offers control over the high and the low frequencies. You can push it to the maximum and it still gives you an original Piano sound that does not sound processed, at all. All of the Pianos come with eight wonderful reverbs, for every purpose: - Plate, Chamber, Analog, Room, Church, Space, Rich, Stage.
The Curbed Piano is a brand new approach of recording and playing pianos. The idea behind it is to insert a thick piece of fabric or felt between the hammer and the strings. By playing the piano you achieve a very warm and damped piano sound with a very dominant hammer sound. The sound is very intimate and organic. Additional features are reverse sounds and stuttering sustain.
In 2018 CI has updated the Intimate Piano to the Intimate +“ version. Instead of adding fx sounds to the piano you can now add the realsitsic sound of the hammer (while hitting the strings) to the piano. Beside the option to control the volume of this hammer sound you can control the decay and tone of it. Additionally you can also mix a set of reverse sounds to it.
Intimate Piano is a special recorded set of samples of our beloved Zeither & Winkelmann upright piano. We recorded the piano by a field recorder lying on the ground of it. We have restricted ourselves to record just a very low and gentle velocity level of the piano. This kind of playing along with the unique recording setting results into its charming, warm and intmate sound.
The Practice Piano is definitely more than a piano you use just for practice. Recorded in the academy for arts in music in Brisbane/ Australia we are coming out with a piano that sounds real and vibrating. It is very raw and comes along with a „granny“ option that morphs its sound to an old Yamaha piano out of the cellar, where one of us did his first steps :) The sound dirty and vintage.
The Upright Piano has 'Warmth' The name explains itself and enriches your sound, to get the upright sound you like. Add Bottom: We placed another mic on the Piano. Here how the Piano sounds even brighter by slowly turning this knob.
The Soundboard Piano is based on the deconstructed piano. We picked certain carefully sampled layers and put them into a new instrument. You have a knob that lets you morph the sound, so it individually fits in your mix. With the soundboard you get a whole new Piano that sounds somehow familiar but completely different.
The Charakter collection includes six pianos with different options of editing and shaping the sound. Each of the Pianos offers control over the high and the low frequencies. You can push it to the maximum and it still gives you an original Piano sound that does not sound processed, at all.
All of our Pianos come with eight wonderful reverbs, for every purpose: - Plate, Chamber, Analog, Room, Church, Space, Rich, Stage.
The 'Practice Piano' as well as the 'Intimate Piano' provides an „add noise“ knob, which adds some organic string noise attack to the piano. The new pianos "Curbed" and "Intimate+" are equipped with a bunch of reverse sounds as well as the separate hammer sound. All the pianos are coming along with their own special sound shaping option which are special and individual:
The 'Practice Piano' provides a 'Granny' option which lets you morph into a new slightly detuned piano. It morphs together and creates a sound that feels very old, vintage & warm.
The 'Intimate Piano' provides an 'Add Pot FX' knob which mixes a weird percussive sound to the piano coming from pots. This gives you a harder attack.
The 'Upright Piano' has 'Warmth' The name explains itself and enriches your sound, to get the upright sound you like.
The 'Soundboard Piano' comes along with 'Felt morph' morphs the hammer sound to a felt mallet hit sound. The option 'Add Perc' adds a layer of 12 different percussive sound which are also coming from striking on the soundboard spread over the entire range. You can jump through the sounds, the 'Soundboard Piano' gives you an own special impression.
For the Character Piano Collection the full version of Kontakt 5.6.8 is required.
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