UVI has announced the launch of Augmented Piano, a UVI Workstation/Falcon creative library featuring a 1909 Pleyel grand piano with 24 unique and inspiring preparations, deep controls and powerful effects.
With Augmented Piano, UVI wanted to go beyond traditional prepared piano sounds and offer something both new and inspiring, providing a way for musicians to easily craft and explore new tones and expressive possibilities with an instrument they already know and love.
From sustained to percussive, conventional to uncharted, Augmented Piano is a deep-dive into the sound design rabbit hole with a 1909 Pleyel Grand. The result is an incredible selection of 24 preparations, immaculately captured with 3 microphone sets; a stereo Royer ribbon mic, a stereo-pair of BK condensers, and a mono PZM (pressure zone microphone).
Per source, each note was recorded with multiple velocities and round-robins for both the sustain and release sections of the sound. A staggering 23,889 samples were recorded and edited in all, giving Augmented Piano a truly detailed, expressive and natural sound.
Augmented Piano library runs in UVI Workstation version 2.6.15+, and Falcon version 1.4.1+. It requires an iLok account (free, dongle not required) and internet connection for the license activation.