TASCAM CVPiano (SFZ)
A free sample library of a KAWAI Grand Piano, originally made by TASCAM in VST, now available as a SFZ sample library.
What's the difference between the SFZ port, and the original VST?
I sampled each key by hand, using Audacity, then I removed all the noise in the samples.
SFZ also doesn't have an O.S. requirement. As long as you have an app that supports SFZ sample banks, you're good to go!
Original description by TASCAM
Eliminating the need for many bulky, discrete sample layers, spectral morphing technology* produces continuous, spectral variation by processing only a single baseline sample velocity.
Using the baseline as a starting point, the spectral morphing filters then dynamically interpolate frequency characteristics, which can then be continuously morphed during and after musical notes are played. The result is far greater musicality with over ten times the amount of dynamic expression. Another benefit is that instruments are much smaller in memory consumption, yet with greater playability and realism.
The Piano is a KAWAI grand piano, 7'4", residing in Electric LarryLand Studios, Austin, TX.
The piano had been recently rebuilt, and is known for it's shimmering, clear tone.
It has been used on many recordings made by nine-time Grammy winning engineer, Larry Seyer.
* = This is emulated through the dynamic filtering, in the SFZ format.
Copyright and trademark information
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Pros compared to the VST variant
- Can be used on a wide variety of computers that support Plogue sforzando or have native support for the SFZ format, on 32-bit, 64-bit and ARM platforms.
- Better filtering.