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The Charakter Piano Collection is an assortment of six different pianos - each one with a strong character suitable for lots of purposes.
Wether you are looking for a warm piano that creates intimacy to ft in your sound, looking for a strong upright with lots of options or you like to play a very soft and fragile pianos the Charakter Piano Collection offers you a variety of 6 pianos.

The pianos are:
- Curbed Piano
- Intimate+ / Intimate FR Piano
- Practice Piano
- Soundboard Piano
- Upright Piano

Curbed Piano:
The Curbed Piano is a brand new approach of recording and playing pianos.
The idea behind it is to insert a thick piece of fabric or felt between the hammer and the strings. By playing the piano you achieve a very warm and damped piano sound with a very dominant hammer sound.
The sound is very intimate and organic. Additional features are reverse sounds and stuttering sustain.

Intimate + Piano (updated version):
In 2018 we have updated the intimate piano to the Intimate +“ version.
Instead of adding fx sounds to the piano you can now add the realsitsic sound of the hammer (while hitting the strings) to the piano. Beside the option to control the volume of this hammer sound you can control the decay and tone of it. Additionally you can also mix a set of reverse sounds to it.

Intimate Piano:
Intimate Piano is a special recorded set of samples of our beloved Zeither & Winkelmann upright piano. We recorded the piano by a field recorder lying on the ground of it. We have restricted ourselves to record just a very low and gentle velocity level of the piano. This kind of playing along with the unique recording setting results into its charming, warm and intmate sound.

Practice Piano:
The Practice Piano is definitely more than a piano you use just for practice. Recorded in the academy for arts in music in Brisbane/ Australia we are coming out with a piano that sounds real and vibrating. It is very raw and comes along with a „granny“ option that morphs its sound to an old Yamaha piano out of the cellar, where one of us did his first steps :) The sound dirty and vintage.

Upright Piano:
This is our lovely and beloved Zeither & Winkelmann Piano. Our own studio piano is a bright and high quality upright piano for contemporary uses. With editing functions reduced to the main need. You do not have to tweak a lot to get the sound you are aiming for. A nice and warm Piano sound that works just fine for everything.

Soundboard Piano:
The soundboard piano is based on the deconstructed piano. We picked certain carefully sampled layers and put them into a new instrument. You have a knob that lets you morph the sound, so it individually fits in your mix. With the soundboard you get a whole new Piano that sounds somehow familiar but completely different.

The Charakter collection includes six pianos with different options of editing and shaping the sound.
Each of the Pianos offers control over the high and the low frequencies. You can push it to the maximum and it still gives you an original Piano sound that does not sound processed, at all.
All of our Pianos come with eight wonderful reverbs, for every purpose: - Plate, Chamber, Analog, Room, Church, Space, Rich, Stage. -

The 'Practice Piano' as well as the 'Intimate Piano' provides an „add noise“ knob, which adds some organic string noise attack to the piano. The new pianos "Curbed" and "Intimate+" are equipped with a bunch of reverse sounds as well as the separate hammer sound. All the pianos are coming along with their own special sound shaping option which are special and individual:

The 'Practice Piano' provides a 'Granny' option which lets you morph into a new slightly detuned piano. It morphs together and creates a sound that feels very old, vintage & warm.
The 'Intimate Piano' provides an 'Add Pot FX' knob which mixes a weird percussive sound to the piano coming from pots. This gives you a harder attack.
The 'Upright Piano' has 'Warmth' The name explains itself and enriches your sound, to get the upright sound you like.
The 'Soundboard Piano' comes along with 'Felt morph' morphs the hammer sound to a felt mallet hit sound. The option 'Add Perc' adds a layer of 12 different percussive sound which are also coming from striking on the soundboard spread over the entire range. You can jump through the sounds, the 'Soundboard Piano' gives you an own special impression.

Charakter Piano Collection comes with six pianos in six patches. Each one with lots of editing functions and eight different Reverbs. By purchasing you get all six different strong charakter pianos!

For the Charakter Piano Collection the full version of Kontakt 5.6.8 is required

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  Resident 26.11.2015 989
i'm skeptical of a 338mb 6 piano collection - although i guess when mixed in with a ton of other instruments, it's super easy to mask the "cheapness" of a low-sampled piano...
make music, not walls.
  Resident 16.11.2013 11 691
Small and sounds very interesting....

I love Curbed Piano sound <3

thx man!
  Resident 10.12.2008 5 592
Anyone know if a similar sound like Cinematique Instruments 'Deconstructed Piano' is inside?
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  Resident 16.03.2013 627
Nothing special here, but thanks mr. Talula... again!!!

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  Resident 16.01.2014 3 188
Shit's broken.
  Resident 16.01.2014 3 188
Shit's alright.
  Resident 19.11.2013 1 1618
quote by Christi1Shit's broken.

quote by Christi1Shit's alright.

Good to hear all is working well for you down there again
  Moderator 21.01.2012 1562 13310
Good to hear all is working well for you down there again

  Resident 16.01.2014 3 188
  Resident 25.12.2017 6 1567
Just to toss in my two cents, I found this bundle of pianos to be largely useless. I wasn't expecting some realistic, Steinway-esque, equivalent-of-a-40GB-library here, but unless you have specific, abstract tracks that you think this might fit, it's not really even that fun to play around with. Just my less-than-humble opinion, as I've always found Cinematique Instruments to be pretty hit-or-miss.
Thanks for the chance to try this out, Talula.
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  Member 1.03.2013 105
Might not be for everyone but I find Cinematique Instruments stuff always has unique sounding, expressive and lots of character in their instruments. Perfect for indie film scores.

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