- Musician's Friend Best Selection, Price & Service. Guaranteed.
Call our Gear Heads
Call our Gear Heads
Make it sound like you've gone back in time with this historic pianoforte sample library.
The Best Service Grand Piano Sample Library features nearly 3300 single samples of the historic 1837 pianoforte built by Erard in London. This unique piano offers a lithe, charming, warm, and present sound full of character, breathing and dripping with life.
In the collection of Andreas Beurmann, the Erard piano is now available for your sampler in the Grand Piano library. The Erard grand piano comes to you in its original tuning at 435Hz (presets at 440Hz tuning included, too).
To deliver the ultimate grand piano experience in your studio, the producers captured the Erard pianoforte's sound with 32 velocity layers of each note for great dynamics, feel and pure sound. Far beyond typical piano sampling—which mostly offer only 4-5 velocity layers—this digital sample collection addresses a common problem often associated with digital sample pianos: how to offer enough layers to sound like the original instrument. The producers recorded the release sounds of each key in 8 variations to complete the experience of this wonderful grand piano.
To do the Erard pianoforte justice, the engineers employed vintage Neumann TLM-170 microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo preamps and Universal Audio 2192 digital converters. For maximum sound quality, the sounds were recorded in 192KHz/24-bits, downsampled to the resolution of your choice. In addition to the samples, the Grand Piano library contains an essay in German from Professor Andreas E. Beurmann explaining both the historic and musical background of the Erard Grand Piano.
Add the great sounds of a true classic pianoforte to your sample musical palette. Order today.
Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.