Wavesfactory Old Tape Piano [EXS24 / KONTAKT]
Always wanted to sample a grand piano, but what’s the point? The market is oversaturated of piano libraries, and making another one is pointless unless you make it differently. We sampled a grand piano in mono using a low quality cassette recorder. When I say “low quality” I mean “very low quality”. Unlike other libraries availabe, the piano used was new and tuned, just the recorder was old.
It has a lofi vibe to it, but without sacrificing dynamics. Don’t expect a clean sound, it’s the opposite.
You can hear it on the demos, it’s perfect for music from the 40s, 50s, 60s… But it reminds me too that kind of “rare demos” from the stars of the 60s and 80s.
8 velocity layers, all notes sampled (no pitchshifting). The background noise was annoying (and there was a lot!) so we applied noise reduction but we made a loop file with the noise itself for if you want to use it.
We love this instrument, we could play with it all day long, it’s completely addictive! And we loved the making of it, so you can expect other instruments recorded with this method.
For Kontakt and EXS24.