8Dio 1985 Passionate Piano v1.0 [KONTAKT]
Equally important is the elegant playability. The 1985 Passionate Piano plays fluently across all velocities – with a beautiful, warm and wide sound of a mature grand. You will not notice these are samples, but rather a real instrument at your finger tips. Full of life, personality, natural resonance and harmonics.
The Passionate Grand Piano contains core both deep-sampled Sustains, Una Corda (felt piano), Staccatissimo and Staccato. The short note staccatos were recorded with 5 RR pr. velocity layer – offering you the ability to play incredibly fast licks with clear definition on the attack of the sound. This feels and plays completely realistically. The Passionate Piano also contains our latest Chaos FX designed for sound design. We included many of our new custom Textural Convolution Delays, which gives the instrument the ability to delay textures from other non-piano sound sources.
The 8Dio Passionate Grand Piano is a labour of love. Recorded through true analog vintage equipment and with 6 independent microphones positions. Encapsulating the deeper spirit of the instrument. 66,000 samples, up to 10 velocity layers and a virtual instrument designed for the compositional mind and happy fingers.
The 1985 Passionate Grand Piano contains over 66,000 samples and a functional and familiar user interface. Everything was deep-sampled at a modern European studio and offers you a deeply expressive and emotional instrument. Whether you want the best studio microphones (ex. Neumann U87, Neumann UM57, AKG414s and even custom microphones). And an interface with incredible sound design options or instant access to every articulation and microphone with a single click.
The 1985 Passionate Grand Piano offers you access to 6 high-end studio microphones for pianos, including Neumann U87, Neumann UM57, AKG414 and even custom home-made microphones for unique sounds. The microphones were placed in 5 different positions. Our close microphone gives an intimate, near-string sound. The Ears microphones were placed exactly where the player is sitting. Bottom position is microphones underneath the piano for a darker tone. Mid position mics give a full room sound and our Far position gives you a full rich, ambient perspective. You can literally create any perspective you want with a single click of a mouse.
The 1985 Passionate Grand Piano also includes a wealth of features – allowing you to create in precisely the sound you want. The library comes with both deep-sampled sustains, una corda (felt piano), short staccatissimo with x 5 round robin and staccato notes with x 5 round robin. We call this ultra deep-sampling. We also included unique sound design elements of all articulations, so you can mangle the piano into new directions. We also added our front-face FX, which gives you immediate access to a variety of custom effects for further sound design.
The 1985 Passionate Grand Piano contains our Chaos FX system, which allows you to virtually do anything you desire to the Grand. Whether its create a step-based filter sequencer, precision dial EQ, bit-crush or distort, stereo-delay or mess around with dual convolution reverbs. We also added our latest convolution, which allows you create Textural Convolution Delays on top of the existing stereo-delay and convolution reverb.
Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
66.000 samples 22.4GB (compressed from 67 GB)
Up to 10 Velocity Layers
6 Pro Microphone Positions (Mix, Close, Ears, Bottom, Mid, Far)
5 Round Robin Repetitions
Custom Convolution Reverbs (+100)
Sound Design Patch /w Independent Piano Elements
Advanced Chaos Effects Systems
Product only available as Direct Download
Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.6 (or later) Required
Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6 or later required
Not Compatible with Free Kontakt Player
Ability to download
22 GB / 66.507 Samples
PC Quadcore / 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram
MAC Quadcore / 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram