Sampletekk PMI The Old Lady MkII KONTAKT | 644 Mb
I discovered this Old Lady in a lovely little village in Kent (UK). The owner of this unique musical instrument has a collection of some 20 grand pianos in several sizes but chooses The Old Lady to stand in his living room. The owner achieved to install a very high-tech mechanism in the piano, designed by Wayne Stahnke that operates the piano keys and pedals with more then 1000 steps accuracy and is controlled by a computer system. This allowed me to capture each velocity layer of this perfect instrument with unequalled precision. By utilizing this new technology to optimize the performance of the action, we have created a product which leaves the pianist in total control of dynamic response, timbre and touch. This libray provides the greatest possible control during the softest pianissimo, through crescendos to reserves of power needed for the loudest fortissimo.
Mathematician, scientist and inventor Wayne Stahnke became fascinated with the idea of designing his own reproducing piano when he visited Disneyland at the age of thirteen. “They had a player piano—and it was playing all those notes, with perfect accuracy, and amazing rapidity,” he said. “And something clicked in my brain.” It was to be an enduring fascination. After earning a degree in electrical engineering from U.C. Berkeley, and enjoying a successful career as an aerospace designer, Stahnke returned to his dream of designing and building a reproducing piano. “I wanted to build one that would record and play in a way that would satisfy the finest musicians,” he said. His technology took more than a decade to evolve into reproducing concert grand pianos.
- 11 velocity levels
- TimeVel Release Technology ™
- Sympathetic Resonance
- Real Pedalling
- Controllable volume for key/pedal noise
- Controllable volume for Sympathetic Resonance and Resonance
- Adjustable Instrument Body Resonance