TASCAM has released GIGA Continuous Velocity
Piano, a free GVI based instrument.
Continuous Velocity Piano is based on spectral
morphing. Eliminating the need for many bulky, discrete sample layers,
spectral morphing technology produces continuous, spectral variation by
processing only a single baseline sample velocity. Using the baseline as
a starting point, the spectral morphing filters then dynamically
interpolate frequency characteristics, which can then be continuously
morphed during and after musical notes are played. The result is far
greater musicality with over ten times the amount of dynamic expression.
Another benefit is that instruments are much smaller in memory
consumption, yet with greater playability and realism.
The Piano is a KAWAI grand piano, 7'4", residing
in Electric LarryLand Studios, Austin, TX. The piano had been recently
rebuilt, and is known for it's shimmering, clear tone. It has been used
on many recordings made by nine-time Grammy winning engineer, Larry
Designed as a light-weight sketching piano, the VS
Upright No. 1 is a clean sampling of an upright piano, the standard of
homes, small clubs and studios around the world. With a broad dynamic
range and a bright, clear tone, the upright can still display a soft
side when needed.
- 3 velocity layers, 2x RR, sampled in tritones to
- Full decays of up to 30 seconds recorded.
- Recorded stereo from up close and personal for most