The Sonora Cinematic Piano Bundle combines our heartwarming Verticale upright piano and Mezza Coda baby grand. Each includes a unique cassette signal adding a lo-fi patina to your music as well as an inspiring choice of effects and mic positions to tweak and craft your sound.
The Piano Bundle includes...
“Verticale” is what the Italians call an upright piano, and that’s exactly what this virtual instrument captures in detail: a beautiful, intimate upright meticulously recorded both natural and felted.
Developed for the free Kontakt Player 7, Verticale was recorded with four layers of felt – to our knowledge this is the only quadruple felt piano available today! The natural patch is pure and warm, the felt is rich and mellow, and, combined with the onboard features and effects, Verticale will take your music to new heights of cinematic emotion and lo-fi nostalgia.
Verticale includes a unique “Cassette” signal, created by passing the samples to cassette through an old 4-track cassette recorder set to record at high speed and then playing back the tape at minimum speed. The result is a pitch-shifted and warped sound: a great way to add a lo-fi patina to your music.
"It provides sonority, colour and pianistic personality in a perfect little package, which is a rare commodity in a sample suite. You can never have enough piano samples to call upon, and Verticale will deliver a perfect addition for any producer who regularly requires uprights." 9/10 and Value Award - Computer Music magazine
Mezza Coda offers a rich and authentic sound that captures the nuances and beauty of a baby grand piano, enhanced by the warmth and character of two unique signal layers for a vintage and gritty twist.
Included in Mezza Coda is the same "cassette" layer found in our popular Verticale sample library, which adds a vintage vibe and a touch of grit to the already stunning sound of the baby grand piano.
Additionally, Mezza Coda features a brand new signal layer called "Distbox," which was sampled using the Portastudio as a distortion device.We recorded a stereo mix of the piano to cassette while hitting the Portastudio preamps with a very hot signal, and then slowing down the tape. The result is a raw, distorted signal that adds a unique character and texture to the sound of the piano, perfect for adding an edge to your music or creating lo-fi vibes.