||Mats Helgesson is
the man who, in 2003, gave to the world the best free piano bank, the
Concert Grand v2. Like
many people, I searched it on the web, found it, lost it again,
because this bank appeared, and disappeared as Mats found a site to
host it or not... Finally, with his permission,
i decided to host it myself, in order to make it available for everyone.
you must have a sampler that can read and play the gigasampler format
to use it, like Halion, Kontakt, VSampler, or Gigastudio of course...
The only freeware that can read this format are Synthfont
and Linux Sampler, and they are not easy to
the Maestro Concert Grand v2
is a big giga bank using 792 stereo samples of a concert piano, a
Yamaha CF3, recorded with two Neumann KM84 microphones, disposed in
X/Y, with 5 velocity layers, and weighs 932 MB ! The piano alone,
without release samples, weighs 887 Mb and 440 samples. The release
samples are 352 and weigh 45 MB. You can play with or without them.|
read the .txt file, written by Mats Helgesson, that comes with the
soundbank : you will find precisions about the license, conditions of
use and technical features. Copyright © Mats Helgesson, 2003
: the archive weighs 337 MB ! A big one ! Use a download
manager that can stop and
restart a download, like Free
Download Manager... It may be necessary.
want to ear how the
Maestro sounds, listen these Beethoven's pieces, played by midi
of the "Diabelli" variations op.120,|
bit of reverb : Opus 120
of the "Eroica"
more reverb : Opus 35
Please do not give direct link for download on forum or web sites !
you have some
problems to open the compressed file, tell me HERE