Impact Soundworks PEARL Concert Grand

Pearl concert grand piano instrument for kontakt

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Impact Soundworks’ flagship grand piano instrument for KONTAKT and KONTAKT PLAYER features a beautifully-recorded Yamaha C7 with four microphone perspectives, each offering a unique and lush sound. Pearl is a true joy to play, edited and mixed to perfection and suitable for most any style of composition – classical pieces, cinematic works, pop, jazz, blues, and more.

Pearl sports eight dynamic layers, two round robin variations per note, chromatic sampling, key & pedal release noises, and pedal on & off recordings, with a choice of 16-bit or high-fidelity 24-bit samples – nearly 40GB of compressed audio! Pearl makes an excellent addition to any sample collection.

SUMMARY OF FEATURES

  • Elegant and powerful script interface
  • Velocity Curve & "Keyboard Curve" (custom volume scaling per note)
  • ADSR Envelope
  • Microtuning (with alternate classical tunings presets included)
  • Optional "Light" patches saving up to 85% RAM
  • KONTAKT PLAYER compatible

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

When Impact Soundworks first played this magnificent grand piano in its concert hall, they fell in love and decided they simply had to capture it and craft a timeless virtual instrument – and that’s exactly what they did. The beautiful tone of Pearl, captured through each of the four microphone positions, truly ‘sings’ with each key press. The default tuning, velocity curve, and mixing settings are all set to inspire your compositions and musical creativity.

A powerful yet unencumbered user interface provides very easy control over all aspects of the sound, such as mic mixing, channel EQ, tuning, and velocity response. By simply adjusting the mic mix alone, you can achieve drastically different timbres.

Interface

The interface of Pearl is every bit as elegant and beautiful as the piano itself. On the main page (pictured below), each microphone can be effortlessly mixed, with per-channel EQ, stereo width, compression, and optional routing to different KONTAKT outputs. The settings page offers fine control over “under-the-hood” controls such as volume envelope, velocity response, tuning (and microtuning), and noise volume.

With an assortment of presets included, customizing Pearl for your DAW or MIDI controller couldn’t be easier!
Also included is a powerful effects rack for further mixing and processing. In addition to analog-modeled tape saturation, compression, EQ, and transient design, the convolution reverb comes with 31 custom impulse responses. These range from natural spaces like concert and recital halls to studio rooms and shimmering digital bliss

 

This product works with the free Kontakt Player – a free sample player based on Kontakt 5 that runs all Native Instruments’ KONTAKT instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform.

You can download the Kontakt Player via this link (will take you to Native Instruments website)

Instruments made for Kontakt Player will also run in the full (paid for) version of Kontakt.

Content includes:

  • Yamaha C7 recorded in a concert hall
  • 14,000+ samples provided as 16 and 24-bit
  • Four mic positions: close, pedal, stage, hall
  • 8 dynamic (velocity) layers per note
  • 2 round robin variations per note
  • All samples recorded pedal-on and off
  • Chromatic key release and pedal noises

Download Size (RAR file):

  • 12GB disk space (16-bit samples)
  • 27GB disk space (24-bit samples)

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.
http://help.timespace.com/home/installation-guide---setting-up-a-third-party-kontakt-library

Customer Reviews

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Press Quotes

"Pearl Concert Grand sounds lovely and plays well, holding its own against competing pianos costing considerably more. Well played, Impact Soundworks." - Computer Music (9/10)

"The main marketing phrase is “Pearl is true joy to play”, but trust me, it is not just marketing phrase, they are right! I was enjoying the simple act of playing it so much I almost forgot to test all of its features. There are many ways to customize its sound on your own, but I like that Impact Soundworks have crafted many presets, touch responses, mic positions for me to use" - FilmandGameComposers (90/100)

"At this price you won’t be dissapointed because it does sound very beautiful and cinematic and is also very versatile with a lot of depth gone into the sampling process and offers some delicious features such as the pedal-down sustains" - TheAudioSpotlight

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Sample Library

Format:

  • Kontakt library

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • Requires Kontakt 5 or the free Kontakt Player 5 or higher
  • 4GB of RAM required for 1-2 mic positions
  • 8GB of RAM recommended to load all mic positions simultaneously
  • 7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended