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Originals Intimate Grand Piano

Classic and versatile — the new intimate piano sound

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    Classic and versatile — the new intimate piano sound

    A versatile, up-close-and-personal piano, designed to suit a range of styles — whether for solo composition, accompaniment, or as part of a larger ensemble. A vintage Steinway Model A grand, expertly recorded in the intimate acoustics of Castlesound Studios, Scotland.

    Three bespoke signals capturing the rich timbre, delicate nuance and wide dynamic range of the instrument in pristine detail: Condenser, Ribbon, and Binaural (providing a true-to-life image of the piano in the room). 7 presets — from tight and bright, to profoundly deep, dark and cinematic. 4 controls — Reverb, Tightness, Hammers and Pedal. Available in our easy-to-use plug-in.

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    Our dedicated plugin

    Compatible with NKS

    8 presets

    3 mic signals

    Dedicated plugin

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    What's included

    Presets (8)

    • Direct — The close condensers with reduced mechanical sounds of the hammers and pedal
    • Intimate — A dry and characterful mix of the two close microphones with the mechanical sounds of the hammers and pedal increased
    • Broad — A blend of all three signals provides a versatile and characterful sound
    • Reverberant Ribbons — The ribbons, KU100 and a generous helping of reverb for a colourful, cinematic sound
    • Ambient — The Binaural signal with the reverb turned up
    • Soft Drama — A combination of all three signals provides a dramatic and suspenseful sound
    • Subdued — The upper dynamic layer has been removed to remove brightness from the piano, useful for gentle and pensive moods
    • Dynamic — The variance in dynamic layers is emphasised to allow for greater control over expression and nuance of the piano

    Signals (3)

    • Condenser — a pair of Neumann M149 microphones for a crisp, full bodied sound.
    • Ribbon — a pair of Coles 4038 ribbon microphones providing a characterful and warm sound.
    • Binaural — Neumann KU100 dummy head, providing a realistic image of the piano, as if you were sitting at the piano yourself. Works particularly well with reverb.


    Does Intimate Grand Piano contain any existing sample content?

    No, Intimate Grand Piano is made entirely of newly recorded sample content. 

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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.

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