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Piano feeling for your Keyboard
The pianowave samples stand out by their great playability.
The keys of the original instruments were not played by hand, but with a specially engineered electro-mechanical device.
That way it was possible to record each key of a velocity layer with precisely the same touch. As a result, the instruments play naturally smooth and even through the whole dynamic range.
But it also depends on the details whether an instrument has the right touch or not.
Therefore the pianowave instruments come with a layer of special sustain samples. They allow using the pedal before or after a note is played.
The decent pedal sounds were recorded as well as the sounds of the damped strings after releasing a note.
With these details, the instruments do not only reproduce the sound of the original grand pianos, but their overall playing behavior.
To use the Pianowave samples, you need the sampling program Kontakt (version 2 or newer) from Native-Instruments.