The Rain Piano was recorded after some extensive listening to Tom Waits’ Mule Variations. I fell in love with the piano sound on that record and decided to make something in that line. After long discussions with our piano technician. We needed a piano that sounded like it had been out in the rain for a few days.
We got a concept worked out where we set up the piano so that it would produce a lot more overtones but still play nicely with other, properly tuned instruments.
The Rain Piano has become a kind of a synonym for character pianos. It has been used and is still used on countless productions where you want something that adds a different flavor rather than using a normal piano.
Control the volume of the release samples, progressing from a dry sound to a more resonant one.
When releasing a key on a traditional, mechanical piano, the moving parts return to home with a distinct thunk. This can add a realism and an intimacy to your sound.
When playing a piano with the sustain pedal down, all of the dampers are lifted from all the strings, allowing all them to resonate freely. Here, you can set the volume for how much resonance you want.
Pressing and releasing the sustain pedal produces a certain sound, not unlike the "thunk" of the keys described above. This sound can add realism to your performances. Set the volume of the pedal noise here. You have a few alternate samples of pedal noise that are triggered in a random order, so you don’t get the same sound every time!
Presence has a lot of cool effects! There are a few presets included that shows some of the possibilities that you have for tweaking the instrument. Make your own! Experiment! Be bold! Go wild!
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Chocolate Audio Piano Collection
This special-priced bundle contains all three Chocolate Audio pianos: • Concert Grand • Steinbach Upright • Electric Grand • Please see the individual product description of each title for more details and technical specification.
Concert Grand Piano by Chocolate Audio
A recreation of a world-class concert grand piano sound as found in a Steinway D274 grand coda.
Electric Grand Piano by Chocolate Audio
A top-notch rendition of a famous Japanese electric grand piano. At that time it was dubbed as compact, which actually was when compared to the weight and size of an acoustic piano.
Presence XT - PreSonus Studio Grand
If you're looking for the ultimate acoustic piano instrument that feels at home in any musical genre or style, this Add-on is for you!
Steinbach Upright Piano by Chocolate Audio
A high quality italian-made upright piano sampled in full detail. The recording techniques used make this piano fit for many different uses, from classical to pop, country, rock and beyond.
Sample Tekk - Tubed Keys MkI 73
Get the sound of a vintage Fender Rhodes electric piano played through a Fender Twin amp. We're talking about raw tube tone here!
Sample Tekk - INIL Choir
Get the crazy ethereal choir sounds of "I'm Not In Love" by 10CC with INIL Choir.
Sample Tekk - Singularis
50's Style MONO piano sample. Catch that vintage vibe.
Sample Tekk - White Grand
SampleTekk proudly presents the White Grand. In our opinion, it’s the best contemporary pop/rock/jazz grand piano in the sampled world today.