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EastWest Pianos Platinum Bundle

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Four of the worlds finest grand pianos – highly responsive and expressive samples with the option of 3 mic positions and moveable lid. Recorded in a professional environment using vintage Neumann mics.

Description

Summary

EastWest Pianos was created with a singular goal: to fully capture every sonic detail possible from 4 of the most sought-after grand pianos in the world by any means necessary. With 3 individual mic positions, 8 separate articulations, and up to 18 velocities per note for each articulation, the detail and stereo image of every piano is highly customisable to your exact performance and mixing needs out of the box. You can easily mix multiple mic positions and simulate the damping effects of a real grand piano lid for each instrument, giving you full performance flexibility.

Listen to any of the audio demos of Pianos, and you’ll find it difficult to believe the performances weren’t recorded live in a concert hall. Every piano (Steinway, Bösendorfer, Bechstein and Yamaha) has enough fine detail to suit everything from quiet, subdued passages to virtuoso performances–and you can push their dynamic range as hard as you need to, effortlessly jumping between pianissimo and fortissimo as desired. Pianos seamlessly transitions between 7 different articulations: sustain, sustain with pedal, repetitions, repetitions with pedal, soft pedal, soft pedal with sustain pedal, and staccato, with individual release trails.

Steinway D

Bright, regal and elegant. The Steinway D captures the full sound of the concert hall and grows into a space larger than life. While capable of gracefully handling soft passages, this piano shines in broad, virtuosic passages. In the hands of a composer, it’s an excellent way to bring one of the world’s most famous pianos into your own studio; in the hands of a skilled performer, it’s a highly powerful weapon in your arsenal.

Bösendorfer 290

Far mellower than the Steinway D, the Bösendorfer 290 excels in both light & bouncy and legato & sustained passages. Rather than aspiring to the grandeur of its brighter rival, it prides itself on buttery smooth performances. When you engage the sustain pedal, this smoothness increases tenfold and lends this Bösendorfer the power and richness of an entire orchestra.

Bechstein 280

The clear winner in clear detail and note separation. Whereas the other instruments in Pianos excel in creating a larger-than-life acoustic tapestry, the Bechstein 280 is perfectly content to offer precise harmonic separation between every note. Each note is slightly thinner than the other pianos, which affords you the ability to perform incredibly complex passages and still hear each individual note, no matter how large your chord stacks are.

Yamaha C7

With a beautiful mid-range and a light twinkle in the high end, the Yamaha C7 is an excellent choice for blues and folksy music, especially old American classics. It offers a unique blend of smoothness and character that practically beg you to throw in a few jazzy ornaments here and there. While perfectly suitable for orchestral writing, this piano shines in genres like stride and ragtime.

Key Features

  • Featuring the Bechstein D-280, Steinway D, Bösendorfer 290, and Yamaha C7
  • Created by award-winning sounds producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix
  • Includes the same impulse responses used to record Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choirs, allowing all 3 to blend easily and seamlessly
  • Close mic recordings engineered by Ken Scott (Elton John, Supertramp, David Bowie, The Beatles)
  • Recorded in a specially-prepared piano environment with vintage Neumann microphones, Meitner AD converters and a classic 8078 Neve console
  • Load only the mic positions you want into memory (each piano contains roughly 60 GBs of samples)

 
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System Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • CPU: Quad-core (four cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
  • Drive: SSD for HW Orchestra Opus Edition

 
RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS

  • CPU: Octa-core (eight cores), running at 2.7 GHz (or above)
  • RAM: 32 GB or more
  • OS: macOS 10.13 (or later); Windows 10 with ASIO sound drivers
  • Drive: NVMe SSD

 
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