Concert Grand Piano by Chocolate Audio *

Product Details

  • Compatible with Studio One Prime, Artist , and Professional  (Versions 3.2 and higher)
  • Specially designed for Presence XT within Studio One 3.2
  • 2 different phase-coherent recording setups: a player’s perspective recorded with Schoeps CMC6 microphones and a listener’s perspective, recorded right at the edge of the lid with Neumann KM microphones, all matched-pairs going through Millennia preamps
  • all of the details of the piano recreated through the use of our custom advanced scripting
  • recorded at 24 bit / 96 KHz, released at 24 bit / 44.1 KHz
  • totally dry recordings (direct to disk) for the most transparent sounding path and full customization with Studio One’s own or third-party plug-ins
  • 11 dynamic layers chromatically sampled
  • Approximate download size - 6.5 GB
  • 13 presets + 1 multi-instrument preset (Studio One Professional only) 

A recreation of a world-class concert grand piano sound as found in a Steinway D274 grand coda. This piano is gorgeous and rich in sound with a very well-balanced tone, very well fit for classical but equally at home with jazz and any scenario where a full piano sound is called for.

This is a world-class concert piano was recorded in a state-of-the-art studio with choice microphones and audiophile preamps and converters. Great attention was paid to recreate this huge concert’s signature full and balanced sound through sampling. The sample set features 11 dynamic layers and a sustain pedal resonances layer, 12 release sample layers and pedal and key release noise effects tuned to perfection using Presence custom scripting. Studio One Professional users can load the multi-instrument preset which combines the two microphone sets for an even fuller control on its sound.

Onboard Script controls:

  • Tuning: 440/442 Hz
  • Level control for Sustain Resonances, Pedal Noise and Release samples
  • Velocity Curve control
  • Hold, Decay, Release envelope controls
  • Touch Response* control: sets the amount of pre-attack key noise heard, sets the attack time at higher settings.

* Touch Response allows for a truer rendition of the full piano sound but at low settings introduces a perceptible latency. Its use is suggested at the mix stage when anticipating the track by a few milliseconds is a viable option. 

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or better recommended)

  • Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update,
  • Windows 8.1 x64/x86
  • Windows 10 x64/x86
    • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)

Sound Samples