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Kawai RX-3

This Kawai grandpiano has fascinated me by its remarkable attacks.
I recorded it at the Hirsch Piano Store in Munich.
To appreciate this piano, go ahead and play the demo yourself!

Demo songs (.mp3)

Gershwin Prelude

The following demos were recorded using MIDI-files played by Sue Keller, with the friendly permission of Ragtime Press:

Blame it on the Blues
Arkansas Blue
Boogie Woogie Santa
A Bag of Rags
All The Money

Demo version for Native Instruments Kontakt (version 2 or newer)

This demo version provides all keys and the whole dynamic range.
The following restrictions apply:
  • The sampling frequency was reduced to 22kHz.
  • Most samples were cut off after one second (except the middle octave and all C).
Download Pianowave Kawai DEMO for Kontakt-2 (.zip, 78MB)

Full version for Native Instruments Kontakt (version 2 or newer)

  • All keys sampled
  • Samples 44kHz, 16bit
  • 4 precise velocity layers
  • A sustain layer for the string resonances
  • Decent pedal sounds when you press or release the sustain pedal
  • Release samples of the damped keys
Experience shows that there are very few situations where you need to hold a key longer than ten seconds.
Therefore all keys have been recorded up to ten seconds. After that time, the samples continue as loops and continue to decay.
The full version fits into 700MB which also shortens the loading time.