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  • Univers Sons / Ultimate Sound Bank Announces UVI Soundpack Acoustic Piano

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    Univers Sons / Ultimate Sound Bank introduces ACOUSTIC PIANO.

    "We are truly pleased to introduce this brand new UVI Soundpack. Acoustic Piano features surely one of the best sounding sampled pianos in the market. True to our beliefs, we don't think it's about figures (like velocity , memory, number of mikes) but about feeling. A good sounding piano is a rare alchemy between the instrument, the acoustic in the recording studio, the microphones and above all, the engineer's taste. This piano is not our first endeavour, in fact it's the fourth, so we got the chance to see the "magic" thing happen.", said Alain Etchart, Founder and Director of Marketing at Univers Sons / Ultimate Sound Bank

    Thanks to the UVI Soundsource download concept, the price/quality ratio is unbeatable and explicit audio demos are available for users to make up their mind.

    Alain Etchart follows: "First, we had to find the right instrument. Then we solicited two different classical and jazz pianists, both outstanding concert performers, to give us a hand finding the ideal one. After some research and like dozens of piano reviewed, we found an amazing sounding Steinway D that all our consultants loved. Then we booked for several days one of the best recording studios in Europe (http://www.guillaumetell.com/). We did have to transport the "colossus" to the recording room, and start the tuning work. Once again we took the best qualified person for that essential part of the process.

    After testing tons of microphones amongst the world's best ones and looking for the right placings, every single note was carefully multi-sampled at multiple velocity levels for both normal playing and with the sustain pedal pressed. Thanks to the UVI Engine advanced keygroup layers and rule switching, the sustain pedal and release samples perform and "feel" like a real piano."

    At the end of the process, during the editing of samples, a great instrumentalist was consulted to test the result of this work, then the programming has been improved to make this an instrument really enjoyable and close to the real thing.

    The result is an excellent sounding piano, with soul and musicality.

    ACOUSTIC PIANO is available now for $59 as digital download at http://www.uvisoundsource.com/ and is compatible with every configuration thanks to the free UVI Workstation.

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