MAC AU x86 x64 – 2,03 GB | MAC VST x86 x64 – 2,03 GB | MAC AAX – 2,03 GB
WiN VST x86 x64 – 2,03 GB | WiN AAX – 2,04 GB
Adam Monroe的Austrian Grand钢琴是从100岁的Bruder Mikula Wien奥地利大钢琴中通过一对AEA R84带状麦克风采样到AEA TRP带状麦克风前置放大器中的。录制之前，先将钢琴的锤子毛毡打磨一下，以使它们变热。钢琴是用盖子下的立体声采样的，因为那是音色最好的地方。整个钢琴采样需要花费数周的时间，因为这种状态下大多数音栓都无法在任何时间段保持音高。钢琴经过了艰苦的采样，演奏的音色从最柔和到最响，形成了一个包含10个力度层和2个音符循环的库。
为了获得色带特有的高增益信号噪声，在构建样本库时会出现大量噪声。色带产生的噪音可以忽略不计，但是当将30-40张钞票彼此叠放时（如在样品库中），噪音会变得非常明显。因此，采取了对样品进行消噪的额外步骤。不能完全消除噪音-为避免使样品库无菌-如果仔细聆听样品库，会听到微弱的“嘶嘶声”（类似于磁带嘶嘶声）。对于某些人来说，希望有一个小噪声，但是可以通过接合“ 4kHz cut”开关进一步降低它，因为这是大多数麦克风自噪声趋于传播的地方。
亚当·梦露的奥地利大钢琴的Kontakt版本现已贬值（1/9/2020）。 VST，音频单元和AAX版本完全由我们编程。也是VSTi（虚拟仪器），音频单元（AU）或AAX插件的任何示例库中的目标都是尝试匹配Kontakt Player的性能。有了这个库，我们觉得我们已经做到了。
VST，AU和AAX版本包括更新的高性能算法，随着Adam Monroe Music发布的每台新虚拟乐器都在不断改进。例如，缓冲算法是双缓冲和多线程的，这意味着即使在速度较慢的计算机上，甚至在较低的延迟下，缓冲性能也很快。声音以纯净的C样式阵列进行保留和迭代。内存使用量与（已贬值的）Kontakt版本相当。由于具有稳定的VST /音频单元/ AAX代码库，因此您可以放心VST，AU和AAX单元版本将与Kontakt版本一样工作。
Adam Monroe’s Austrian Grand piano was sampled from a 100 year old Bruder Mikula Wien Austrian grand through a pair of AEA R84 ribbon microphones into an AEA TRP ribbon microphone preamp. Prior to recording, the piano’s hammer felts were sanded down to warm them up a bit. The piano was sampled in stereo under the lid, because that’s where the tone sounded best. It took many weeks to sample the piano entirely, as it was in such a state that most of the tuning pegs could no longer hold a pitch for any length of time. The piano was sampled laboriously, with the softest to loudest dynamics being played, resulting in a library that includes 10 velocity layers and 2 note round-robin.
Sampling originally began by recording through an additional pair of Oktava Mk-012’s to capture room ambience, but early on it was determined that the piano’s tone was best captured by the ribbon mics, and that potentially increasing the size of the sample library by several gigabytes to include room mics would not significantly improve the sound.
Do to high-gain signal-noise unique to ribbons, quite a bit of noise was present when building the sample library. Noise from the ribbons is negligible, but when stacking 30-40 notes on top of each other – as in a sample library – the noise compounds and becomes quite noticeable. Therefore, the extra step of de-noising the samples was taken. Noise wasn’t removed completely – to avoid making the sample library sterile – and a faint “hiss” (similar to tape hiss) can be heard if you listen to the library carefully. For some people, a litte noise is desirable, but it can further be reduced by engaging the “4kHz cut” switch, as this is where most of the microphone self-noise tends to propagate.
This virtual instrument can be a great addition to your collection, as it fills a nice niche between bright sterile pianos (like Yamaha’s) and smooth, mellow pianos (like Faziolis). We were happy we could sample such an old piano and turn it into a unique VST AAX Audio Unit plugin.
The Kontakt version of Adam Monroe’s Austrian Grand Piano is now depreciated (1/9/2020). The VST, Audio Unit, and AAX versions are programmed entirely by us. The goal in any sample library that is also a VSTi (virtual instrument), Audio Unit (AU), or AAX plugin is to attempt to match the performance of the Kontakt Player. With this library, we feel like we have done just that.
The VST, AU, and AAX versions include updated, high-performance algorithms that have been improving with each new virtual instrument released by Adam Monroe Music. For example, the buffering algorithm is double-buffered and multithreaded, which means that buffering performance is fast, even on slower computers, and even in lower latencies. Voices are held and iterated over in a pure, C-Style array. Memory use is comparable to the (depreciated) Kontakt version. Because of the solid VST/Audio Unit/AAX code base, you can feel confident that the VST, AU, and AAX Unit versions will work just as well as the Kontakt version.
Why develop a VST, Audio Unit, or AAX version at all? Although a great piece of software, the Full version of Kontakt (required to run 3rd party sample libraries) is expensive (or the developer has to pay a licensing fee to Native Instrumetns). And essentially, Kontakt is middleware. Developing VST, Audio Unit, and AAX versions that anyone can use in any DAW does not add significant time to the development of a piano sample library – most of the time is spent sampling and processing the samples – so it’s a real no-brainer.
Audio engineering is a large part of creating a VST, Audio Unit, or AAX plugin, but the sounds of this grand piano have barely been processed. A little of the mid and high frequencies were rolled back in the piano’s lower range, and the samples were de-noised, but other than that, this library is nearly a direct translation of the sound of a 100-year-old Austrian Grand Piano.
This plugin now supports real-time sample rate conversion via cubic interpolation with Catmull-Rom splines. As long as you are using a 44.1, 48, 88.2, or 96 kHz sample rate, the plugin will automatically detect your sample rate and adjust itself accordingly.
– 16-Bit Audio Samples
– 2X Round-Robin, 10 Velocity Layers
– Reverb and Frequency Cuts
– 5GB of Sample Data
– Supports 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz
Release v1.7 1/4/2020 *********************** Improvements since last version: *Mac Au/VST versions now conform to OS X Catalina code signing and notarization requirements. *Mac versions are now installed via package installers. *Resources for Mac versions and a config file are now placed outside of the amhonky.vst and amhonky component bundles. This is because Apple wants things code-signed now: verifying resources in a bundle would take too long and the config can’t be inside because it would invalidate the code signature. If you don’t like it, complain to Apple! *Maintaining separate legacy (32-bit) Mac versions for those who need them (OS X 10.9-10.14)