Production Voices – Production Grand 2 Platinum (KONTAKT)

By | February 3, 2024

Production Voices – Production Grand 2 Platinum (KONTAKT)

Publisher: Production Voices
Website: Production Voices
Format:
KONTAKT 5.5.0 + for instruments v1.1.16
KONTAKT 5.6.8 + for instruments v2.0
Quality: 24 bit 96 kHz stereo


Description: Yamaha C7 grand piano recorded in a world class recording studio with 8 microphone positions
Additional Information
Production Grand 2 Platinum is the final version of Release v1.0.8
This library includes patches of instruments from both v1.1.16 and v2.0 instruments

Production Grand Features:
24 Bit 96k source samples
12 velocities pedal up samples
12 velocities pedal down samples
12 velocities release samples
8 microphone perspectives
Authentic Pedaling: adds realistic pedal control.
Continuous Pedal controls (can half-pedal etc.)
Catch-pedaling, Soft and Sostenuto pedaling
Authentic hammer mechanism noises (labeled: Pre-Attack)
Custom Reverb impulse responses (IRs)
Sympathetic Resonance with on/off and volume controls
Extensive Mixer Page with invert pan, mono left right and sum choices, output selection and more
EQ, compression, reverb send for each microphone perspective
User controllable recording noise for added studio realism
Recorded with world-Class microphones: Coles, AKG 414, Classic U87s, B&K, Crown etc.
Boutique A/D converters used: Burl Mothership
Studio grade microphone preamps used: API and Neve 1073

Microphone Perspectives:
1. Player’s Perspective: Player’s perspective that is near binaural. When you put on your headphones with this perspective, it will sound like you are there playing the piano! The player’s perspective was recorded with a Crown SASS-P MKII.
2. Hammer Microphones: I’m a big fan of hammer microphones. With the hammers recorded you will get plenty of attack and a more aggressive sound.
3. & 4. Inside Microphones: This is the sound most people associate with piano recordings. We decided on two sets of inside piano microphones: vintage Neumann U87s (they say West Germany on them!) and the modern Rode NT2As. This gives the player the ability to get that classic piano sound or the modern wider-range sound or both!
5. Outside Microphones: Just outside the piano we used really expensive Neumann M149 modern tube microphones. The engineer called these the “Golden Sound” microphones. This microphone pair has a classy sound and a more balanced tone than the inside and hammer microphones.
6. & 7. Room Microphones: In an attempt to give you modern and classic choices, we used Coles ribbon microphones and AKG C414s on the rooms. The ribbons sound like… ribbons… smooth and velvety! Ribbons take EQ well; another reason to include them. The AKGs sound true to the piano’s tone in the room.
8. Under Piano Microphone: Underneath the middle of the piano we used a PZM (pressure zone) microphone to give a clear center image to the sound.

Microphones:
Room Microphones: Coles Ribbon, AKG 414
Hammer Mics: B&K
Inside Mics: vintage NeumannU87, modern Rode NT2A
Outside Piano: Neumann M149
Piano Bottom: PZM
Player’s Perspective: Crown SASS-P MKII for near binaural experience when played!
Production Grand Library Size, Bit and Sample Rates:
Depending on the bundle that you have purchased, the samples are divided into three different bit and sample
rates:
1. Production Grand 2 Platinum 24 Bit 96 kHz Approx. 123 GB compressed or 246 GB uncompressed
2. Production Grand 2 Gold 24 Bit 44.1 kHz Approx. 58.5 GB compressed or 114.5 GB uncompressed
3. Production Grand 2 LE 16 Bit 44.1 kHz Approx. 26 GB compressed or 77 GB uncompressed


 

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