K-Sounds presents Signature Piano in Korg Kronos / Kronos X and OASYS formats, featuring detailed samples of a Yamaha C7 grand piano.
Designed with quality in mind, Signature Piano’s sample data was recorded and edited at 176.4kHz, 24 / 32 bits, then converted to Korg-compatible specifications for the final product. The stereo image is wide, centered, and mono-compatible. Every note has a generous, natural-sounding sustain.
Signature Piano offers eight sampled dynamic layers plus damper resonance, release resonance, hammer noise samples, and multi-dynamic damper noise samples. The OASYS format provides two bank sizes of long-looped samples. The Kronos / Kronos X format takes advantage of Korg’s new User Sample Banks feature, offering a single bank of unlooped samples up to twenty seconds long.
Signature Piano’s damper resonance samples are true recordings of the sympathetic string resonance heard when a piano’s damper pedal is pressed. Sampling the actual resonance of a real piano provides authenticity that surpasses digital effects and convolution. This resonance is presented as an independent component of the instrument, allowing users to adjust its volume or disable it altogether.
In addition to a variety of programs, four layer / split combinations are provided. Each one blends the piano with multiple instruments that can be independently activated and disabled during a performance. A keyboardist could begin by playing solo piano, add strings, add electric piano, and then return to solo piano - all without causing a break in the sound! Taking this concept further, additional combinations allow users to seamlessly add or subtract different elements from the piano sound. Damper resonance, release resonance, hammer noises, and damper noises can be independently enabled and disabled according to the performer’s musical needs.
Signature Piano is designed to be incredibly playable. It was constantly played during its development to ensure that it responds dynamically and musically.
Signature Piano is available now. Additional versions are offered in Korg, Yamaha, and Kontakt formats.
For more information, visit K-Sounds at ksounds.com.