PIANO COMPARE

We have started this page so you can compare all the pianos we have in our range. We are currently working on it, so more pianos will be added daily. Please note that you can't buy anything on this page, it's just for info/demos. You can download the demps by right-clicking and choosing "Save as". If you left-click, the demos will be played in your browser. We have used the same MIDI file to generate all the demos. No effects or processing have been added or done to the demos. The prices are the regulare ones. When we are having sales and special offers, they might be different. Please check each instruments page for the correct price

Model Vel Perspective Format GUI Real Pedaling Sympathetic Resonance Hammerback & Pedal Noise Size (Unpacked) Regulare Price MP3
7CG Mk II 31 1 Kontakt (Full Version) Yes Yes Yes Yes 10.7 Gb $149

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The Seven Seas Grand, 7CG, was recorded at OAL studios in Stockholm Sweden using a Yamaha C7 Grand Piano. We used a matched pair of  Neumann U89 for picking up the sound of this great instrument. Miked fairly closed, the 7CG gives you the clarity, attack and brightness needed for more contemporary use, at the same tima as the massive number of velocities and vintage mics provides you with a sound and dynamic range that really makes this instrument a swiss army knife of sampled pianos
Black Grand MkII 16 3 Kontakt (Full Version) Yes Yes Yes Yes 7.4 Gb $199

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The magnificent Steinway D, recorded in a concerthall for the true concert grand experience. Three different microphone perspectives, Close, Ambient and Medium Ambiance that you can mix together. Incredible 48 samples/note cut's this sampled instrument in a class of its own. The Close Perspective gives you a in-your-face pop or jazz sound, or for bold and aggressive features. Definitely reach for this version first on a live performance. The Medium works well for both classical and acoustic jazz recordings, where the perception of some room in the tone is desirable. The Ambient gives you the full piano hall sound, This is normally the preferred configuration for recording a live classical piano performance, such as a recital.

The demos are: 1 - Close Perspective, 2 - Medium, 3 - Ambient, 4 - Close & Ambient mix

Blue Grand 7 1 Kontakt (Full Version), HALion, EXS24, SFZ No No No Yes 2 Gb $49

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The Blue Grand is the perfect piano when you want something that’s a bit more mellow, old school and ambient sound.
The great instrument used for the White Grand and White Sister, a large Malmsjo Grand, a 100 year old beauty, was here used to create their more soft spoken sister.

The instrument was miked up pretty closed, to remain contact with the instrument, but room mikes was used to give it a more ambient character.
It was also tuned to give a bit more movement in the tone, giving it an even more old school sound.
CIN-A 13 1 Kontakt (Full Version), HALion, EXS24, SFZ No No No No 1.7 Gb $79

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-”This is a piano that doesn’t exist”

The CIN series are made to be easy to use instrument that will inspire you, straight out of the box. No bells or whistles, just load them and play! The bells and whistles have already been applied, by us.

The CIN-A is an acoustic piano, in case it’s two, but made into one. The power and exactness from a large German Grand Piano, blended with the warmth and intimacy of an upright piano.
The samples have been processed using some cool vintage outboard and even resampled using a ¼ inch analog tape machine. To add extra warmth and glue everything together.
 


 
PMI Bosendorfer 290 MkII 5 2 Kontakt (Full Version) Yes Yes Yes Yes 2.2 Gb $79

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The incomparable Imperial Concert Grand is arguably the finest piano available anywhere today. Acclaimed by the world’s top artists, it’s a joy to hear and play. The Imperial has one of the largest sound boards of any concert instrument, being some 30% larger than most typical recital pianos. No matter how loud it’s played, it responses without loss of sound quality, and there are always great reserves and vast range of tonal colors and expression.

Demo 1 - Dry Perspective, 2 - Wet Perspective, 3 - Dry/Wet Mixed
 

PMI The Emperor MkII 11 1 Kontakt (Full Version) Yes Yes Yes Yes 2.4 Gb $79

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The Emperor is a reproduction of a unique Bösendorfer 290 SE Imperial Grand Piano. The owner achieved to install a very high-tech mechanism in the piano designed by Wayne Stahnke that operates the piano keys and pedals with more than 1.000 steps accuracy and is controlled by a computer system. This allowed me to capture each velocity layer of this perfect instrument with unequalled precision. By utilizing this new technology to optimize the performance of the action, we have created a product which leaves the pianist in total control of dynamic response, timbre and touch. This library provides the greatest possible control during the softest pianissimo, through crescendos to the reserves of power needed for the loudest fortissimo.

PMI The Old Lady MkII 12 1 Kontakt (Full Version) Yes Yes Yes Yes 1.4 Gb $79

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I discovered this Old Lady in a lovely little village in Kent (UK). The owner of this unique musical instrument has a collection of some 20 grand pianos in several sizes but chooses The Old Lady  to stand in his living room. The owner achieved to install a very high-tech mechanism in the piano, designed by Wayne Stahnke that operates the piano keys and pedals with more then 1000 steps accuracy and is controlled by a computer system. This allowed me to capture each velocity layer of this perfect instrument with unequalled precision. By utilizing this new technology to optimize the performance of the action, we have created a product which leaves the pianist in total control of dynamic response, timbre and touch. This libray provides the greatest possible control during the softest pianissimo, through crescendos to reserves of power needed for the loudest fortissimo

ST Cinematic Grand 16 1 Kontakt (Full Version), EXS24, HALion No No No No 2.8Gb $79

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-”This is a piano that doesn’t exist”

A totally unique instrument that will inspire you to explore new musical boundaries or maybe just poor a glass of your favorite beverage and play and play and play…

It’s an instrument that breathes and resonates, but at the same time has the contact and clarity of a close miked instrument. This piano is totally unique, the fact that it doesn’t exists in the real world gives you a brand new sound texture to work with that you’ve never heard before. It is a Grand Piano, but a very, very beautiful one! Bells and whistles already applied – just load and be inspired!

ST SSG 28 1 Kontakt (Full Version), EXS24, HALion, SFZ Yes (Kontakt) Yes (Kontakt) Yes (Kontakt) Yes (Kontakt) 3.4 Gb $79

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The ST SSG – Small Studio Grand is a smaller Grand Piano, (6' 1") that give a tighter, more defined sound then a larger instrument. This instrument has depth and roundness in the bass register, rich midrange and a clear, crisp treble. With its 21-28 velocity samples, it give you the dynamic response needed for studio use, making this great instrument equally suited for pop, jazz, rock and all things in between!
TBO MkII 31 1 Kontakt (Full Version) Yes Yes Yes Yes 6.5 Gb $149

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A piano is an incredibly versatile instrument! Just imagine, you can, on the same instrument, play everything from "Great Balls of Fire" to "Adagio Cantabile" and they both will come out great. The same instrument, the same location.
This is possible due to a pianos incredible dynamic range.
You can get so much out of a piano, just by playing it differently. With it's massive velocity range, the TBO actually reacts as the real thing.
TVBO MkII 31 2 Kontakt (Full Version) Yes Yes Yes Yes 10 Gb $249

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TVBO - TBO MkII & 7CG MkII in one package. Custom GUI with mixer for the SM2 and U89 microphone pairs, EQ, Reverb and a lot more.  31 velocities/recored note give you a fantastic velocity responce! Almost 10 Gb, lossless compressed samples (about 15 Gb uncompressed), 7399 different samples, Two mixable microphone perspectives, Sympathetic Resonance, True Pedaling and much more!

Demo 1 - The Neumann U89 pair, 2 - The Neumann SM2, 3 - Mix of the two perspectives .

White Grand 16 1 Kontakt (Full Version), EXS24, HALion No No No No 5.3 Gb $79

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SampleTekk proudly presents the White Grand, The first
We recorded The White Grand with the finest equipment available, using a specially designed digital recording technique to give you unequalled performance and sound. The instrument where set up and recorded to work perfectly in a mix, straight out of the box. A "Design Instrument"!
 

 

Rain Piano MkII 10 1 Kontakt (Full Version) Yes Yes Yes Yes 0.6 Gb $79

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The Rain Piano was recorded after some extensive Tom Waits listening. Specially the ”Mule Variation” album, (great stuff!). I fell in love with the piano sound on that record and decided to make something in that line. The Rain Piano is used on countless soundtracks and productions and are also licenced to Nord Keyboard and used in their Nord Piano library

 

 

WG Jr 8 1 Kontakt (Full Version), EXS24, HALion No No No No 1.5 Gb $49

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Based on the same samples as the famous White Grand we have managed to make a smaller version that has the sound and playability that makes the White Grand so grand - in short: a little brother with a lot of attitude!!!!

 

 

TSO 8 1 Kontakt (Full Version), EXS24, HALion No No No No 1.5 Gb $49

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The TSO is the stripped down, slicker, smaller version of TBO. Same timbre, same great sound, but a more economic, no fat version that can be useful when you need to work on a smaller budget. Still, it's a big one!

 

 

7CG Jr 8 1 Kontakt (Full Version), EXS24, HALion No No No No 3.2 Gb $49

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A subset from the 7CG - One of the most detailed sampled Yamaha C7 (c) ever.
7CG Jr is not a small piano! With it's 24 unique samples/recorded note, it's larger and has a better dynamic response then many sampled pianos on the market. When you want to go all the way - there's a upgrade path to the full 7CG
Steiny D 8 1 Kontakt (Full Version), EXS24, HALion No No No No 2.6 Gb $49

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Based on the same samples as the award winning Black Grand.A Steinway D Hamburg was used to record these samples. By most pianists regarded as THE Grand Piano. Recorded in a concerthall for maximum realism!
Sampleset contains more then 1000 individual samples. Amazing 24 samples/recorded note (8 samples pedal up, 8 samples pedal down and 8release samples) puts Steiny D at the very top among sampled grand pianos. Unpacked this Grand Piano is more then 2Gb in size!
Steiny D Close 8 1 Kontakt (Full Version), EXS24, HALion No No No No 2.6 Gb $49

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Based on the samples recorded during the Black Grand session.
A Steinway D Hamburg Grand Piano - By most pianists considered THE Grand Piano!

For "Steiny D - Close!" The Steinway was miked, yes, close! Giving it a very distinct, clear and full sound with very little ambience, making this sampled piano very suitable for live situations.
"Steiny D - Close!" has 32 samples/recorded note to give it excellent dynamic response.

Rain Piano 8 1 Kontakt (Full Version), EXS24, HALion No No No No 0.8 Gb $49

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A serious Upright piano with character. Sometimes a Grand Piano is simply too much or lacks personality. Rain Piano is professionally setup to add character while staying in tune with your other instruments. A true 8 velocity X2 (pedal Up / pedal Down) The extra velocities provide smooth response from softest to loudest timbres. Recorded at Studio Kuling, Sweden using only the finest gear and mastered in 24 bit stereo.
Vertikal 16 2 Kontakt (Full Version), EXS24, HALion No No No No 14.9 Gb $79

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The Vertikal is a upright piano recorded and designed to do the job when you need that little extra "umpf" in your songs. It can be rock, blues, jazz, gospel or anything that needs the extra attitude. Shortly, when you need something not that "grand".

Vertikal - The piano alternative, . Two different perspectives, Pop and Jazz gives you two different instruments to choose from. Incredible 48 samples/note (36 for Gigastudio 2), cut's this sampled instrument in a class of its own.

1 - Vertikal Pop Perspective, 2 - Vertikal Jazz Perspective

Singularis 16 1 Kontakt (Full Version), EXS24, HALion, SFZ No No No No 2.7 Gb $79

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In the 50’s, the recording studios weren’t what they are today. A few microphones and few tracks on the tape machines made sessions a bit different then today’s workflow. Most of the music was recorded live with very few, if any, overdubs. This led to a way of recording that made a special sound, you can hear it on most recordings from the late 50’s through the first years of the 60’s.

The Singularis is an instrument that recreates that sound. Through recording and processing, vintage analog equipment has been used to provide you with the sound of that magic era.

....and, oh, it's in mono!