by Spitfire Audio
A versatile, up-close-and-personal piano, designed to suit a range of styles — whether for solo composition, accompaniment or as part of a larger ensemble. A vintage Steinway Model A grand, expertly recorded in the intimate acoustics of Castlesound Studios, Scotland.
Three bespoke signals capturing the rich timbre, delicate nuance and wide dynamic range of the instrument in pristine detail: Condenser, Ribbon, and Binaural (providing a true-to-life image of the piano in the room).
Find the precise piano sound you’re looking for with 8 presets ranging from bright to dark and cinematic and a range of custom controls for reverb, hammers, tightness, and pedal.
Direct — The close condensers with reduced mechanical sounds of the hammers and pedal
Intimate — A dry and characterful mix of the two close microphones with the mechanical sounds of the hammers and pedal increased
Broad — A blend of all three signals provides a versatile and characterful sound
Reverberant Ribbons — The ribbons, KU100 and a generous helping of reverb for a colourful, cinematic sound
Ambient — The Binaural signal with the reverb turned up
Soft Drama — A combination of all three signals provides a dramatic and suspenseful sound
Subdued — The upper dynamic layer has been removed to remove brightness from the piano, useful for gentle and pensive moods
Dynamic — The variance in dynamic layers is emphasised to allow for greater control over expression and nuance of the piano
Condenser — a pair of Neumann M149 microphones for a crisp, full bodied sound.
Ribbon — a pair of Coles 4038 ribbon microphones providing a characterful and warm sound.
Binaural — Neumann KU100 dummy head, providing a realistic image of the piano, as if you were sitting at the piano yourself. Works particularly well with reverb.
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macOS 10.10 or higher
(AU, VST2, VST3, AAX)
Windows 7 or higher (64 bit)
(VST2, VST3, AAX)