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To deliver the ultimate grand piano experience in your studio, realsamples is proud to announce probably the first piano sample library ever captured with 32 velocity layers of each note for great dynamics, feel and pure piano sound. Far beyond the status quo of piano sampling — offering mostly just 4-5 velocity layers — this addresses a common problems often associated with digital sample pianos: The playing feel of only a few layers is nothing like the real deal and it is also not satisying for both discriminating pianists and producers who strive for inartificial sounds.

This historical piano, built in London in 1837, offers a lithe, charming and warm yet present sound far from your usual piano suspects, full of character, breathing and dripping with life. realsamples recorded the release sounds of each key in 8 varitions to complete the experience of this unique instrument.

These are the first piano samples recorded in 192 khz/24 bits resolution, employing vintage Neumann™ TLM-170® microphones through Crane Song™ preamps and Universal Audio™ 2192® converters. Presets are available for all common sample formats including HAlion®, Kontakt®, EXS24®, Independence®, MachFive®, Reason® NN-XT®, VSampler3® and GigaStudio® (16 velocity layers due to format restrictions), amongst others .

Sound samples and information are available at: realsamples Edition Beurmann Grand Piano library. In addition to the samples, the Grand Piano library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann himself, explaining both the historical and musical background of the instrument.

The sample library is available in 44.1/48 khz, 96 khz and 192 khz resolution, starting at $119.95. The instruments can be purchased directly on the realsamples website on DVD.

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