The Golden Age Grand evokes the solo piano renaissance of the Fifties and 60s.
The nice and cozy, wealthy and impressionistic sound may be contextualized in each modern and classical settings.
1. Excessive precision. Till 1975 .
The usual sound of the Golden Age Grand is exclusive and distinctive in itself.
The sound of a superbly aged grand piano by way of classic microphones, classic preamps and a customized classic console brings the sound of the golden age proper to your fingertips.
2. On tape. Then he slowed down .
The TAPE button masses a second set of samples recorded on 2″ analog tape.
However we didn’t cease there, as well as, we slowed down the playback to 27 frames per second, giving the piano an natural and pure slow-motion sound.
3. Within the digital age. Then stretched out .
The DIGITAL button activates the third set of samples, the place the samples are digitally time-stretched and the pitch is shifted down by a slight third.
This offers you a postcard piano sound, however with numerous grand piano resonance!
Along with the usual Golden Age Grand patch, there are 4 classes of presets…
Headphones – Designed with lofi hip-hop, soul, and r&b artists in thoughts.
Performances – Fastidiously crafted patches to match the sound of particular classical pianist performances from the 60s and 70s.
Recording – Impressed by pop information from the 70s to at present’s high 40.
Scores – These patches have been crafted with style, impressed by the music of each traditional and modern movies.
3 microphone positions .
Shut Mics – The Neumann U67 stereo pair, positioned very shut, supplies a transparent and honest sound.
Ribbon Mics – The AEA R88 stereo ribbon microphone, positioned from the participant’s viewpoint, has a really heat and distinctive sound.
Room Mics – A pair of classic Neumann KM86 microphones have been positioned at a distance within the studio to document widescreen piano sound.
Activate nostalgia .
Within the vein of a few of our favourite analog gadgets, the place you’ll be able to press just a few buttons for a delicate impact, or a small nondescript button so as to add some magic; we’ve added a “Nostalgia” button.
“What does it do?” you’ll be able to ask? Effectively… let’s simply say it makes the piano much more considerate. Strive it! We predict you’ll prefer it.
The Yamaha grand piano we sampled for the Golden Age Grand has a historical past as wealthy because the Nashville music scene itself. Earlier than formally turning into a part of the Johnny Money TV present, he spent years on the legendary Grand Ole Opry. It has been utilized in reside performances by Ray Charles, Neil Younger and plenty of others.
*Golden Age Grand is a digital piano plugin for the free Kontakt Participant by Native Devices,
appropriate with most main DAWs (Ableton Stay, Logic and Storage Band, ProTools, Steinberg Cubase and plenty of extra).
* The library is added to Kontakt through the Libraries tab