Imperfect Samples' EBONY Concert Grand is the World's Largest* sampled grand piano. Commanding a powerful and magnificent sound, the piano behind this sample library is an imposing hand-made FAZIOLI ten foot Grand Piano, created by the makers of world's most expensive grand pianos, and is considered by many to be the Elite of all grands.
Finally, an epic grand piano has been imperfectly sampled with warmth, without sterility. Most grand piano libraries tend towards having a sterile sound. The Fazioli Concert Grand offers an imperfectly sampled epic sound, with a raw warm, and rich tone not heard in other commercial grand piano sample libraries. The sound of this piano is deep, full, and epic, with real performance elements that can't be simulated using synthesis or modelling. The Fazioli Ebony Concert Grand is desirable for situations where you want the grand, expensive sound of a real grand piano.
With a choice of 5 microphone perspectives, up to a record-breaking 127 layers, true staccato, release samples, direct picked strings, perfect and imperfect instruments, piano effects, muted keys, unmuted keys, piano body wood knocks, lid sounds, and many more, the Fazioli Ebony Concert Grand contains over 70,000 samples.
Painstakingly recorded imperfectly, as with all Imperfect Samples' libraries, the emphasis has been placed on achieving a hyper-real and convincing sampled instrument, with performance sounds. Classic "perfectly" sampled instruments have also been recorded, with all muted keys and perfect tuning.
In addition to the main instruments, unusual instruments are available, such as picked strings instruments with repeat samples, true staccato, and more.
"Sugar Plum Fairy"
Muted Picked Strings, Sustain Picked Strings, Fazioli FX
Written by Tchaikovsky
This grand piano sample library is intended for use in pop, rock, orchestral, film, classical, jazz, and almost any other genre. The microphone perspectives have been specifically recorded to cater for various genres and acoustic mix spaces. For example, perspective 3 was recorded far from the piano, with more natural room reverb, and a rich tone suitable for orchestral work. Perspective 5 has a dry, bright and thin sound suitable for busy rock mixes. Perspective 1 was recorded by the piano keys, with a beautiful and imperfect sound character suited to solo work. Click here for a description of each perspective.
Every mic perspective is optimized for use in the fast and slow musical passages:
The Fazioli Ebony Concert Grand is provided in 24-bit audio fidelity with a
dry mic perspective, wet room perspective, player, close-mic'd, and
internal perspective, all with imperfectly and perfectly sampled instruments, the Ebony Concert Grand is essentially 10 high resolution grand pianos in one package. This sampled grand piano is intended to contain an epic piano sound for every situation.
The Fazioli Concert Grand is available in 4 versions: