A delicate strip of felt was woven between the hammers and strings of our C6 Conservatory Grand for this stirring instrument. 16 velocities were sampled in a softer dynamic range to give maximum resolution where it matters. Blend between the focused sound above the strings and the darker tones underneath the piano.
As composers, the skybox team is always searching for unique and disruptive sounds. This instrument was made from our beloved 1890 Schaff Brothers upright. We treated the strings with a thick coating of gaffer tape to create a plucky tone that's a fresh and inventive substitute for your old pizzicato patch.
Obscura Grand - Intro (Joy Ngiaw, Azrul Saleh)
Obscura Grand - Hymn (John Nau)
Obscura Grand - Randy And Frederic (Larry Goldings)
Muted Relic - Intro (Danny Dunlap)
Muted Relic - Improvisation (Larry Goldings)
See It In Action
Obscura Grand - Default Preset
Muted Relic - Default Preset
Hammers + Waves Walkthrough
Next Level Engine
Deep Granular Synthesis Engine
The world’s first Deep Granular Synth, SWARM gives you the power to generate modern, unique textures. From beautifully cinematic atmospheres to grinding chaotic drones, get inspired.
Organic in motion. An arpeggiator designed especially for acoustic keyboard instruments, FRACTALS delivers musical rhythmic movement with a truly innovative and flexible feature set.
Sample Rate: 48k 24bit
Over 10,000 samples
16 velocities sampled per note
16 release samples per note
True sympathetic resonance samples
Hammer return samples
Velocity sensitive intelligent pedal and damper samples
Pre-Strike mode for enhanced realism
2 blendable mic positions (DI/Amp)
Vintage mic and cabinet convolutions
100 meta-tagged NKS compatible presets
Compatible with all DAWs
Free Kontakt Player or Full Kontakt version 6.0.0 or higher
Mac OS X 10.13 or later
Windows 7 or later
At least 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
22.8 GB of free drive space