The Grandeur

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Vibrant Modern Grand

 

• Rich, balanced sound with a modern, singing tone

• State-of-the-art sample quality for rich, dynamic performance

• Sampled from a legendary classical concert grand

Definitive Piano Collection

 

THE GRANDEUR is a part of the DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION – an exquisite set of pianos also featuring THE MAVERICK and THE GENTLEMAN. Together, these pianos offer outstanding detail and a varied and nuanced sonic range – from pristine realism to evocative washed-out ambiences. Get the entire collection for a special bundle price.

The Grandeur

 

The rich, hyper-detailed sound of one of the world’s most treasured concert grand pianos. A dynamic, singing piano for everything from pop to classical.

Instrument

 

THE GRANDEUR brings a beloved concert grand to life in crisp, sonorous detail. Featuring a bright, silky top end and booming, full bass even in the quietest passages. THE GRANDEUR delivers a high-end sound that is perfectly at home in mainstream pop and jazz as well as classical productions.

Personality

 

Featuring a bright, silky top end and booming, full bass even in the quietest passages, THE GRANDEUR delivers a high-end sound that is perfectly at home in mainstream pop, jazz, and classical productions.

The Recording

 

We recorded The Grandeur at the beautiful fattoria musica studios using high end DPA, Neumann and Sennheiser microphones  together with Neve and API mic preamps for a dynamic but also assertive sound character.

The Interface

 

The GRANDEUR’s extensive tweaking options make it perfect for all contemporary productions: Control the levels of the pedals, damper, string and hammer sounds. Adjust the timbre with the Color knob. Turn the Dynamic knob to change the dynamic range. The Lid control adjusts brightness. And built-in effects allow you to you fine-tune the sound without ever leaving the interface.

Realism

 

THE GRANDEUR brings a true piano feel to life. Over 2,500 individual samples and 18 velocity zones allow each note to come through with stunning realism. With mechanical and string 'noises' being a main part of a piano's realism, THE GRANDEUR also features the 'dying string' release sounds, the hammer noises and the pedal, damper and vibrant string noises, all individually adjustable.

Timbre

 

Changes the tone colour or timbre from soft (left) to hard (right) by readjusting the sample mapping. It's a dynamic way of mapping, while balancing the volume differences between softer and harder samples. As a result of turning the 'Colour' knob to the right, you will hear the piano sound 'harder', crispier, and with 'more attack'. Turning it to the left it'll sound 'warmer', 'softer' and with less 'attack'.

Resonance

 

We sampled the resonating strings with the sustain pedal up and down seperately enabling an individual adjustment of THE GRANDEUR's resonance using the 'Resonance', the 'Depth' and the 'Overtones' controls.

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Vibrant Modern Grand

 

• Rich, balanced sound with a modern, singing tone

• State-of-the-art sample quality for rich, dynamic performance

• Sampled from a legendary classical concert grand