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Toy Piano
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Michael Bietenholz

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Toy Piano

A toy piano Kontakt instrument

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The lovely Jenni gave me this Straco "Grand Piano" toy piano, a beautiful piece of the toy-piano-maker's art, as you can see.

I have sampled it extensively, as I wanted to retain the highest fidelity and authenticity!

Each note is sampled at two velocities, so you get the full effect of the differences between the keys, although I did extend the range a little bit, and unlike the real thing, there are black keys. The special note-off noises are also sampled (note-off volume is controllable).

As ever, I give you more - there is a sub-octave to add more depth which can be brought in with a midi-control or a dedicated knob in the Kontakt panel. In addition, the mod-wheel brings in a looped, sustaining sample also made from the toy-piano for a ghostly sort of choral drone.

Ideal for your Schroeder moments, and just whenever you get tired of your favourite multi-gigabyte Grand Piano sample, or when the innocent little blond child plays the toy-piano just as the Candarian demons .....

(Kontakt 2.2.4 or higher required) - NOT Kontakt Player

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More Toy than Piano

What to say more than: one of the best toy pianos available. Good velocity sensitivity, realistic sound with the caracteristic, a bit creepy, inflexions. With all these and the extended range, it can be used for all kind of compositions, but especially very cinematic, and very horrific. Nice and well worth his 5 stars.

Pedro Kerstitzsch

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