Sep 02, 2016
(and last updated on Sep 06, 2016)
Unlike other virtual pianos, this one will give you the sensation of sitting at the piano bench directly in front of the keys. This effect is best experienced when you wear headphones. Features include samples for when the damper pedal is both up and down, sampled releases, and even damper pedal sounds that all recorded binaurally from a playing position!
Update: Added sampled key release sounds.
This is a soundbank of a harpsichord copied after an anonymous 17th century italian instrument. It has one manual, two 8' stops, plus a lute stop. It is suitable to play Renaissance and 17th century music.
This soundbank is available in Kontakt 2 format, in its full version, and in sf2 format, but without release samples. For users of Hauptwerk, please go to Soni Musicae / Hauptwerk .
The harpsichord has been tuned to A 415 Hz and to equal temperament. But, in order to ...
Mar 27, 2017
(and last updated on Jul 26, 2018)
This SFZ sound set uses samples from a 7 ft grand piano, that I recorded in a church.
Please check out "The Basilica Pianos", a remake of "The Shrine Piano", on my site: https://www.michaelpichermusic.com/the-basilica-pianos
Aug 24, 2015
(and last updated on Aug 25, 2015)
This little soundbank gives you the grandfather's clock you ever dreamt of, and its true original tick-tack you need for suspense purpose. This clock has a special deep and heavy sound.
The sounds are organized on the keyboard as follows :
B2 : looped tick-tack as long as you press the key.
C3 to B3 : All the strokes from 1 to 12, 1 hour on C and 12 on B, with the noise of mechanism.
C4 to B4 : almost the same thing, but without the noise of mechanism.
Aug 24, 2015
(and last updated on Dec 30, 2015)
This sf2 soundbank, called the Ghent Carillon, is made with free samples found on the following site: http://bimbam.be/EN/klokken.html
They are mono but good sounding, and respect the resonance of the 54 bells, from B flat to F, on 4 octaves. The samples have been converted from mp3 to wave, and regularly disposed in space from left to right, using the pan adjustment in the soundfont with Vienna Soundfont.
In this belfry, there are no bells for the B and the C sharp of t...
The soundfont was created by Soni Musicae but the samples are free and come from Ghent (Belgium) city's clock and were made available by a non-profit organization. The original site is now dead (but is linked here and can be accessed via Internet Archive) so most of the uses here should be okay.
Aug 24, 2015
(and last updated on Jan 15, 2016)
Here are some free samples from Starbirth Music for Gigastudio and other samplers.
The first sample is for Gigastudio, and is a recording of traditional shofar calls played and recorded by Martin Schiff. Here are the details about the samples:
There are 3 different calls:
Tekiah - a long blast (varying lengths)
Shevarim - a wailing sound
Teruah - a broken trumpet sound
C4 - G4 - Tekiah (all notes, including half steps)
A5, B5 - Teruah
C5, D5 - Shevarim
All Rights Reserved to Starbirth Music - Martin J. Schiff
You may use them in any way you wish to make music either for your own use, or commercially, but you MAY NOT sell the samples, or include them in a compilation for samples for sale.