Precisionsound releases P20 Vintage Digital SampleSet for HALion, Kontakt & SoundFont 07/03/08
Precisionsound have sampled the Roland MKS-20 piano module to create the P20 - Vintage Digital SampleSet. Hereâ€™s their take on it in their own wordsâ€¦
In the 80â€™s the typical sound of a real acoustic piano and electric
pianos was produced by the "Real thing" or the "Roland MKS-20", those where
the days long before multisampled multivelocity sound libraries.
Starting in the mid â€“80â€™s and continuing to this days the MKS-20 has been
"signature" and an important part of forming the sound of modern music
production in many genres like rock , pop and (do not forget...) the classic
House/dance piano sound (Piano preset 3).
The MKS-20 by today's standards is not "authentic", like the TR-808 and
TR-909 wasn't "authentic", still its own character is essential and a "must
have" for all music producers!
The Roland MKS-20 was based on a technique called "structured adaptive
synthesis", an early form of physical modelling.
The P20 - Vintage Digital SampleSet has all the 8 presets sampled in full
range from -A to C7 in up to 6 velocity layers and 4 samples in each
velocity layers per octave. The complete library contains 1200 24bit mono
WAV files and 8 programs in NI Kontakt, HALion and SoundFont format (16bit)
The SoundFont version is 100% compatible with Gigastudio, EXS24 and all
virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format on both MAC and PC. The preset list:
All formats are included when you buy the library. Pricing and Availability:
The P20 costs $49 (+$11 if you want it on CD).