You might not even own a full-length, 88-key digital piano, but may only have a MIDI keyboard with 49 or even 25 keys. Yet you will still be able to score that grand piano sound with the power of MIDI editing.
The instruments vary from Baroque harpsichords and Steinway & Sons classical grand pianos, to rock pianos and auxiliary instruments like the xylophone and celeste.
The library bundle includes a vast array of presets, allowing you to preview the grand pianos in a different recording environment (microphone placements, hall/room types, reverberation, etc.) and to adjust these nuances accordingly.
Garritan is garbage. I have most of those VST libraries. Most of them have been uninstalled. The only ones that I still use consistently are Pianoteq Pro 7 Studio Bundle and Keyscape. And as far as acoustic grand pianos are concerned, Pianoteq Pro has no competition. I keep Keyscape purely for the electrics.
The fundamental sound quality is beyond question; this is the state of the art as far as piano sampling goes, with an ideal blend of weight and presence. Mechanical noises are noticeably there, but never too dominant. Velocity switching is impossible to perceive in context, even with presets that have only four layers. Actual dynamic response is remarkably good; the progression of scale and tone is outstanding, and the quietest timbres are beautifully captured, especially in the case of the Steinway D. The three pianos are distinctly different in character, but all exude class and authority.
Steinway is a renowned company, very famous for its amazing pianos. These instruments have shaped the history of music since 1853 and continue today. The amazing work done by the e-instruments team of developers showcases the best details about such beautiful grand pianos in a simple Kontakt library. 2b1af7f3a8