Bowed Piano

Soniccouture release a new sampled instrument for EXS24 and Kontakt      05/08/08
Bowed Piano

Soniccouture have released Bowed Piano - A unique new sampled instrument for EXS24 and Kontakt.
First suggested by the composer Curtis Curtis-Smith in 1972, the Bowed Piano technique uses flexible bows made from monofilament nylon fishing-line which are then coated in rosin. The nylon is threaded under the strings, and the performer can coax a sustained tone from the piano.

The Soniccouture Bowed Piano instrument was recorded using a 9 foot Baldwin Grand, a popular model with Bowed practitioners. Each key has alternate samples to prevent repetition of attack transients, and there are 3 articulations per key - Normal bowing, Hard bowing, and short, staccato bows. The Normal and Hard samples are looped long, for infinite sustain. When playing, you can crossfade from normal to hard bowing using the mod-wheel, and the staccato bows are activated via a keyswitch.
  • 1.6 GB Sampled Instrument
  • 24 bit Stereo 44.1 Recording
  • 9' Baldwin Grand Piano
  • Multiple Articulations
  • Alternate Round Robin Layers
  • Convolution Reverb From Piano Cabinet
  • Kontakt 2 / 3 or Logic EXS24 Required
Pricing and Availability:
Bowed Piano is available now
Download Price USD 99 / GBP 49
DVD USD 104 / GBP 52
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