Soundiron Struck Grand
The Soundiron Struck Grand is an instrument collection that "delves deep into the fine art of piano abuse," according to Soundiron.
This 9 GB collection explores the ways a 1926 Steinway Model L parlor grand piano can be "played" from the far side of the hammer. You'll find well over 4000 samples of pick plucks, steel hammers, finger mutes, harmonics, slides, mallets, glisses, scrapes and otherworldly sustaining effects.
The Struck, Harmonic, Mallet and Gliss elements are suited for dramatic and suspenseful scoring, while the Steel Hammer, Slide and Picked sections are designed for classical and ethnic compositions.
Soundiron also provides 3 new control systems. The new "Layer Builder" system lets you create a variety of sonic flavors, with 12 independently customizable layers of sound. The Gliss/Strum Creator allows you to start playing strums and glisses over the whole key range, with a variety of chords and control over direction, stroke alternation, string, speed, dynamics, palm-muting, pick attack and more. Each parameter can be automated or tweaked.
You also have wav access, allowing you to manipulate the source for sound design, stinger creation and import into other formats and environments. The library also includes a bonus selection of real-world space and FX convolution impulses and ambient drones, tonal pads and evolving soundscapes, all with custom morphing and dual-layer mix control.
The open-format presets are self-contained and designed for the full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or later. The free Kontakt Player does not support this product. This library can also be ordered as part of the Strings & Tuned Percussion Collection, on sale now until August 1st.
Pricing & Availability:
The Struck Grand is available for download or DVD, for the intro sale price of $99. The price goes to $119 on August 1st, 2012.
Visit www.soundiron.com/instruments/pianos/struck-grand for more details.
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