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Originals Felt Piano

A close, delicate and detailed upright, performed by jazz legend and Mercury Prize nominee Gwilym Simcock

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  • A close, delicate and detailed upright, performed by jazz legend and Mercury Prize nominee Gwilym Simcock

    Recorded dry at Spitfire Studios, with soft felt placed between the hammers and the strings. Condenser, Ribbon, and Hammers signals. Ten presets, from dry and close, to reverberant and pad-like. ADSR and sustain pedal level control. Now available in our free plug-in.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    7 presets

    3 mic signals

    Dedicated plugin

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    What's included

    Presets (7)

    • Ribbon Reverb
    • Up Close 
    • Half and Half 
    • Piano Pad 
    • Reverse 
    • Short Space 
    • Marcato Attack  

    Signals (3)

    • Condenser — A pair of large diaphragm condenser microphones, giving a full and present tone to the piano.
    • Ribbon — A pair of vintage ribbon microphones, giving a warm and rounded tone to the piano. 
    • Hammers — A set of sounds focusing on the hammers of the piano, adding more depth to a performance.


    What is Originals?

    Originals is a series of instant writing tools, expertly recorded in the Spitfire way at various high-end studios (including AIR Studios, home of blockbuster scores) simplified and presented in our easy-to-use plug-in. Clutter-free and focused, it features sliders for expression and dynamics, and a digital mod wheel that can be easily customised to the user’s personal workflow, as well as a selection of essential articulations, presets and controls. It’s the perfect next step from LABS, for anyone wanting to add a touch of Spitfire magic to their recordings.

    How do I add Originals into Kontakt?

    You don’t! Originals is presented in a dedicated plugin available as VST2, VST3, AAX and AU, so it can be used directly in your favourite DAW.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.15 to OS 13

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 or Windows 11 - (Latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM

    Recommended: Intel Core i7 6th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    File size

    3 GB

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