The Struck Grand delves deep into the fine art of piano abuse. This 9 GB piano library explores unusual piano string articulations, including mallet strikes, finger mutes, plucks, steel slide bends, bass string scrapes, harmonics, metal hammer hits and other exotic playing methods. The 1926 Steinway Model L parlor grand piano served as the sample source and comes with more than 4000 samples covering the full 88-key range.
This Kontakt instrument library shines as both a melodic tuned percussion instrument and a massive stringed zither, with a broad pitch range, expressive dynamic responsiveness and a rich, complex musical character.
The Struck Grand features extraordinary new control systems that unlock new creative possibilities:
New "Layer Builder" system allows you to blend up to 12 independent articulation sound layers
Gliss/Strum Creator system performs life-like strums and string glisses
Key and chord constraining, stroke direction, alternation, speed, dynamic sequencing, arpeggiation, palm muting and more
Each parameter can be automated on the fly, allowing incredibly organic performances
The Struck, Harmonic, Mallet and Gliss elements are perfect for dramatic and suspenseful scoring, while the Steel Hammer, Slide and Picked sections offer a nuanced classical feel. With rumbling bass and glistening highs, Sondiron has captured each articulation up close with incredible presence, detail and clarity.
There is also a bonus selection of atmospheric pads, tonal drones, and evolving soundscapes that allow custom morphing and shaping in real-time. You will also find fully automatable LFO, EQ, filter, custom room/FX reverb types and more.
Choked Piano | Hammered Piano | Picked Piano | Scraped Piano | Struck Piano | Steel Slide Piano | Steel Harmonic Piano
Master Layer Builder presets | Effects
Fingered Glisses | Picked Glisses
Mallet Struck Strings
Scrapes | Steel Harmonics | Steel Slides | Sustains
Full-range tuned ambiences | Ambient Soundscapes
Using this library requires a full version of Native Instruments' "Kontakt"!
Please notice: This library can not be played with the free "Kontakt Player"! To use this "Open Kontakt" format, you need a full version of "Kontakt", which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.
The following list shows, whether the respective Kontakt version is compatible with your operating system:
1GB free disk space
Additional hard drive space according to the library’s size
Stand-Alone | VST | Audio Units | ASIO | CoreAudio | WASAPI | AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)
For your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!