The A-Pian Grand Piano is an old Gaveau instrument. Gaveau was a French piano manufacturer who established his company in 1847 in Paris and used to be one of the three largest piano makers in France (after Érard and Pleyel).
This particular piano was built in 1960 and is referred to as a "crapaud" ("Petite Grand" in english), - crapauds are even smaller than baby grands (or "quarts de queue" in French).
It has a very unique sound; very bright and full of inharmonicity in the bass due to the short length of the strings.
This library was our very first attempt at finding new ways of sampling a piano - after a few trials we were eventually able to reduce the size without losing the most important features, and this instrument is the result of those efforts.
This is the default interface of the plugin. We adjusted all of the parameters the best possible way. If you want to adjust something, simply click on settings.
On the A-Pian, the Mixing settings are only a control over the volume and pan of the library.
In this panel, you can change most of the aspects of the library to make it sound just like you want.
A-PIAN comes with its own sample player, the UVI Workstation 3 (requires v3.1.6 or later).
We provide it for free with every library that you buy, you don't need to buy an expensive sampler to use our products. It works on Mac (10.14 or later intel or arm processor) and PC (windows 10 or later), in standalone or as a plugin (VST / VST3 / AU / AAX ) and in 64 bits only. You can find more info about it here.
We use the iLok system to protect our products and you can choose to register your license to your computer or to an iLok dongle.
If you decide to use an iLok dongle, both V1 and V2 are compatible with our products.
You can activate your license on up to 3 computers or iLok dongles at the same time and you can deactivate one and activate another as many times as you want.