Piano in Blue is an exceptional instrument with great history, and we are thrilled to announce some updates that make this piano sound even better, along with some options that allow you greater control.”
We added a “Sample Start” knob, located next to the Direct/Tape switch, which will cut into the samples of the sustains by 20ms — this adjustment will remove all of the hammer/finger noise from the instrument. While we do not recommend using this feature, for those with lag issues, this addition can be useful to make the piano more “pop-like” — however, it will remove the “weighted” feel of the piano.
ape Sample Replace
We have re-recorded all the sample sets back through a physical (not a plugin) Studer tape machine with better leveling to remove the “crunch” on the top velocities. ALL samples have been replaced for the tape setting. We also painstakingly re-denoised all of the samples, so there is very little tape noise buildup in the background. We highly recommend adding a bit of tape noise back in to blend the samples together. You will notice some tape artifacts in some of the samples, but
this is part of the natural sound of using tape.
Individual De-noising of V1 Direct Samples
There were a few samples in the Direct patch that were too noisy or had low
frequency bumps — these samples have been addressed and fixed.
Sample Fix — F4, Velocity 101-110, Direct-Room
There was a modulated distortion noise on this note — this noise has been
91-110 quick release velocities
There were issues with the shorter release samples being too quiet in this region — this issue has been fixed.
Various minor adjustments to ADSR curves and some minor volume tweaks on individual samples.
Added CC11 (Expression) control