Cinesamples has introduced a new virtual piano, Piano in Blue, that features the Steinway Concert Grand used for Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue sessions, recorded with classic gear.
Cinesamples recorded the Steinway Model D Concert Grand, previously located in the Columbia Records 30th Street Studios with two Columbia Nuemann U49 microphones. The signal was captured direct and also after routing it through a vintage tape machine.
- 1949 Steinway D via Neve 8078 Console
- 8 Velocity layers sampled chromatically
- 9,300 Samples
- 3 Microphone positions
- Close / Vintage – 2x Neumann M49 near the lid
- Mid – 2x B&K 4007 at the tail of the piano
- Far – 2x Sennheiser MKH20s in the hall
- 2 Processing paths (tape; direct in)
- Studer A800MKIII 24-track analog tape machine
- Programmed by Sam Estes; scripted by Greg Schlaepfer; recorded by Tim Starnes
The Cinesamples Piano in Blue sample library is priced at $129, but is currently available for $99. See the Cinesamples site for details.