SampleTekks White Grand - The Ultimate Studio Grand Piano
"The White Grand is the best piano sample I have heard. It sits beautifully
in a mix, as well as alone. It actually sounds alive!" - Paul Linford;
film composer, mixer, programmer for Trevor Rabin
"I had no idea a sampled piano could be this good. It was as
if someone told me they had a guitar, and what they showed me was a '54 Strat."
- Trevor Rabin; Film Composer, Guitarist
"In the professional world we don't have time to waste in the studio,
so when I need an acoustic piano, I always start with White Grand - it just
works. It's presence and brightness is hard to achieve with other piano samples"
- Jermey Whaley; producer, composer, musician
"Probably the very best pop/studio piano that has ever been released.
In terms of its evenness and playability, and its consistency of presence from
pp to fff, I think it is the best piano sample that has ever been released,
period." - Bruce Richardson; composer, sound designer, music-technology
SampleTekk proudly presents the White Grand, in our opinion, the best contemporary
pop/rock/jazz grand piano in the sampled world today.
We recorded The White Grand with the finest equipment available, using a specially
designed digital recording technique to give you unequalled performance and
Prepare to explore a tactile and expressive feast, unparalleled in sampled pianos
You get an astonishing 32 different velocity samples, not only layers, but
32 DIFFERENT samples per note, (plus 4 release samples).
This gives you a control over the dynamics that surpasses all today existing
The instrument was recorded in Studio Kuling, Sweden, in a room specially built
and designed to record acoustic instruments.
All equipment used where chosen to deliver the best result possible.
(performed by Jeremy Whaley) Demo3
The piano is big! No doubt about that. Its size places considerable
demand on your system's memory. We considered making smaller, economy versions,
but then, it wouldn't really be the White Grand. However, in the future there
will be .art files and special cutomization patches available on the White
Grand resource page.
Some real-world examples of RAM usage: On a Pentium III with 512Mb RAM it uses
about 98% of the memory in GigaStudio. It plays great, but you can't have very
much else running. This should be considered a minimum amount of RAM for using
the White Grand. On an Athlon 1.4Gb with 760Mb RAM it uses about 40% and on
a AMD Athlon XP2600 machine with 1.5 GB of RAM, it's using 32% You also need
at least 3.5Gb free diskspace. Since White Grand uses all four ports, you also
need Gigastudio 160. There are workarounds using third party products, check
out the White Grand resource page a www.sampletekk.com for more info. So, to
recap, here's what you'll need to successfully experience the White Grand:
" Gigastudio 160, Kontakt or HALion 2.0
" System minimum (16 bit version): Pentium III 800 GHz with 512Mb RAM
" System minimum (24 bit version): Pentium IV 1GHz with 760Mb RAM
" Recommended: Pentium IV 1.4GHz with 760Mb RAM
" 3.5 Gb free diskspace
White Grand GS3 Version out now!
The GS3 version of the White Grand is now out! It features 24
bit samples, Only one gig-file since GS3 now handles more dimensions. Pedal
down/Release convoluting and several new patches. Registred users can update
for only $30