Everybody keeps on sampling the best and cleanest piano ever! here is a completely different approach. We sampled an old Pleyel Grand Piano (F-71240 model from 1928) with vintage gear like a studer console and tube microphones, it has the rich and warm sound of the old jazz/blues or even classical music recordings.
The demo songs are performed by Jean-Michel Bernard (former composer for Ray Charles, film music composer) and Romain Collin, a very talented jazz French piano player based in NYC.
OldBlackGrand 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.
12.89Gb uncompressed, 2Gb compressed in lossless flac format, around 3000 samples.
2 microphone positions that you can mix from the interface (close and rim).
9 Velocity layers for the sustain.
9 Velocities for the release.
Pedal down resonance and true pedal action.
Key noises samples.
Sustain pedal noises (up and down), triggered automatically.
Sostenuto (middle pedal).
Advanced midi controls.
Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.
iLok or computer based
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.
Once your order is complete, you will be provided with a serial number.
You will then be able to register it to your iLok account from our website on this page (you need to be logged in to access this page). The whole process is described in the FAQ (instructions + screencast).
September 29, 2018
I am so impressed of how this sounds. The beauty of this instrument by AcousticSamples it's just irresistible. I have tons of different piano VSTs, and so far, this is my favorite one which I will use for every single application. It's hard to believe that an old pleyel grand can sound even better than many of the famous grands out there; you don't want to believe it. But at the end of the day you say to yourself: hey, maybe this is one of those secrets that some great piano players have out there, and they don't want to tell you. I was comparing it with a piano that I hear in some great recordings, and wow this is it. Yes, this is it. It sounds rich, sweet, big and bold. Not just that, this gives you the illusion that you are playing a real piano! You can feel the vibration of the strings inside of the soundboard, and I don't know, there's something very special with this VST.
September 29, 2018
It sounds rich, sweet, big and bold. Not just that, this gives you the illusion that you are playing a real piano! You can feel the vibration of the strings inside of the soundboard, and I don't know, there's something very special with this VST.
November 27, 2015
There is something unique about the tone of a high quality piano of this vintage, that modern pianos can't capture. The aged soundboard of a handcrafted piano such as the Pleyel sampled here is a beautiful thing. This sound breathes and sings like very few other virtual pianos - you can really get lost in the music. With all virtual pianos I own, adjusting the velocity volume, dynamics and velocity curve is essential to bring out the best tone, dynamics & responsiveness. Default settings often sound flat on my setup (Yamaha CP4 Stage), but once matched to the keyboard velocity & touch, they really open up and sound/feel much better. The Old Black Grand benefited greatly from this process, although it was much easier & quicker to find the "sweet spot" with the settings. The upper register is stunning, and the resonances absolutely beautiful and authentic. UNIQUE and INSPIRING!
May 08, 2015
Fantastic Sounds! These samples are really top notch and blows away most workstation and sampling keyboards. Not only is this product awesome, the customer support is better than any I've ever encountered. I had a couple suggestions and an issue, they not only responded quickly, they ended up editing their program to fix the issue and added a volume adjustment tool for every key in case certain notes were strangely louder than others. Absolutely amazing.
October 03, 2013
March 03, 2013
another sweet piano , I must say acousticsamples pianos are addictive, I'll be waiting for more maybe a Bechstein