The piano we have chosen for this SampleSet is the Futura II, made by Nordiska Pianofabriken (Vetlanda, Sweden, in 1974). The complete SampleSet contains 713 individual 24 bit Mono WAV samples. The goal behind the Nordic Upright Piano is to capture the ring and dynamics of a good essential Swedish piano. This is a sampled piano that gives you freedom to place it in any ambient environment of your choice. The instrument was sampled in mono and the position of the close positioned microphone was changed per each octave. Then the piano was “re-built” in the digital domain by giving each string it’s own position in the stereo field. The result is a dry piano that gives you the flexibility to place it in any sonic environment you like.
The recording was supervised by an authorized concert piano technician to secure that it was properly tuned. Nordic Upright piano is sampled in 5 velocity layers at most, with 5 layers for note and 5 for release samples for the whole keyrange (A0 to C8) and seamlessly looped. Full version of Kontakt is required, this library does NOT work with the free Kontakt Player!
Nordic Upright Piano contains:
– 713 24-bit mono WAV files
– 1 programs for Kontakt 3+ with scripted interface
– 2 programs for Kontakt 1+
– 2 programs for EXS24
– 4 programs for HALion
– 2 programs for SFZ
– 2 programs in SoundFont format