We just uploaded an MP3 example recorded with a new piano sample that will be perfect for solo piano perfomances. It will take us months before this will be avialable but I felt so excited we wanted to join this. You hear the CLEAN sample (there is no eq, reverb or whatever).
The sample is true 24 bit and has 16 levels of velocity.
We will wait for the GST 3 version to implement new features.
We recorded 16 discrete layers. No filters no tricks. When we bring these samples together there will be library that can be handled by most users, I have not a clue what size and how many Gigs or what specs. I\'ll try to keep it compact.
The resolution of the recorded samples is 24 bit. I can\'t say if GST will support that as it isn\'t out yet. But when it is released AND when it supports 24 bit we have the samples in 24 bit format. Simple as that. We\'ll just wait and see which new features we can use and which we can\'t.
One note about the quality of the MP3; 128k is really squashing the life out of what is most probably a great new instrument.
As someone who has just spent ages experimenting with MP3 encoding, may I suggest that you use the LAME encoder in conjunction with a front-end program called RAZORLAME and encode only at 256k (Constant Bit Rate)?
For more information, you may wish to have a look at:
I just want to know WHO in the world has the patience to get 16 different levels per note on a piano... whew... makes me tired just thinking about it... can\'t wait to hear it though [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Will this one only be $45 too? !!!!
OK we replaced the MP3 with a 256k (Constant Bit Rate) version. See the link below. Remeber we are talking about a very rough first prototype that just uses the first 4 layers and has absolutely no tweaks or adjustements whatsoever.
I\'m saying that because at this point I would like to express my thanks to TASCAM/Nemesys who have provided me with tools to create such a result just two days after the actual recording of the samples took place!
I recorded the piano last week, straight into a DAW. The main WAV recordings are 96/24. After rough cuts there was around 10 GB in 48/24 material. I edited it in the seperate velocity layers (2 hours). Then used Jim van Buskirks incerdible Seperate Wave utility (an inhouse tool that chops up such 1 hour recordings in clean cut ready to import samples) to make over 1.000 samples. That took 1 day. Building this prototype took another day.
This is a huge time saver; doing GRANDIOSO samples was 1 1/2 month of non-stop cutting and editing in ProTools (using ProTools Beat Detective) and other programs to get the samples in the same status.
I\'ll keep the work on these samples quiet now, just hope you all enjoy this new demo and we\'ll start talking again when we have a possible release in sight!