Product Description for the Spitfire Orchestral Grand Piano
SPITFIRE PRESENTS THE ULTIMATE SYSTEM RESOURCE LIGHT ORCHESTRAL GRAND PIANO
Sick of not being able to truly mix your deep-sampled CPU hungry piano into complex orchestral works? Tired of it adding too much demand to your already taxed system? Needing a great concerto style, lead instrument that is also happy to just sit there as a texture, as if part of the percussion section?
Spitfire have created an incredibly lean yet truly realistic grand piano that gives you the real sound of the piano recording in its contextual setting among the orchestra. You simply cannot get this sound by taking a close mic'd piano and adding reverb.
Spitfire’s Definitive Range aims to offer the world a one-stop shop for classic and esoteric instruments played by the greats. As all these instruments are recorded in situ, in the same room, they’re designed to lock together sonically whether it be some timpani from the percussion range coupled with your Sable libraries. Or indeed a more curious band made up of the Hg20, a plucked piano and a harp, it is designed to sound like they’re together in the same room.
We provide a series of detailed mixing options that allow you to dry the sound up or make it more ambient, whilst preserving the acoustic integrity and perspective of a consistent microphone set up and room configuration. The instruments are all sampled in great detail but designed to play easily out-of-the-box, with simple integration into larger arrangements and templates without risk of demanding too much from your system resources.
Recorded by Jake Jackson at Lyndhurst Hall – Air Studios, on one of the finest scoring stages in the world, through an array of vintage microphones via Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps, to a beautifully serviced Studer 2” tape machine and then into digital at 96k via Prism AD converters: this is an unparalleled signal chain.