This piano is a 1926 Steinway L that my grandparents bought back in the 1950’s. For almost 70 years, it was in the same corner of my grandparents house being played a few times a year, serving more as a great spot to hide under.
It wasn’t until my later years that I learned how great a piano it was, at which point my Grandma started a contest. Whichever of her grandkids could play the best when she died would get the piano.
Reviews for Boz SL Grand Lite
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Really lovely, warm tones!
Holy cow. This is quite possibly the perfect piano. This library stands up against any of the piano libraries from major companies. It's expertly recorded, superbly edited in Kontakt, and sublimely inspiring. it does just what you'd hope a piano sample would do in terms of dynamic response, and everything about it just feels right. It's one of those times when you stop feeling like you're playing a sample, and instead playing an instrument. I have to give this a perfect score. I cannot think of any way this could be improved. This is amazing work!
The proof that size doesn't matter!
Despite being only 80 MEGABYTES, this piano has one of the best sampling jobs I've noticed in Pianobook.
The noise is unnoticeable, except the fact that in some very rare occasions you might get a badly cropped tail. I saw that happening with C5 C#5 and D5, and the highest octave from D# to the last C. This is not a dealbreaker though since it will only happen only if you hold that note for more than 7 seconds like with the sustain pedal. If you really like it, you might as well just find and crop the samples because if we ignore that problem, the piano sounds fantastic, and it's very dynamic as well.
There are also two knobs for blending the Close and Far channels, although I noticed that the Far adds too much low end. There is also a Reverb knob that it's always welcome.
I recommend to check it out!
very good but could be better
Very playable, love the tone, but low keys could be better. C1 seems a little out of tune and in general I don't like low notes (until A1), mid and high sounds fantastic to me.
Great standard piano sound
Although i usually prefer more cinematic dark felt pianos i have to admit i like this one alot. For being such a small download size i was really taken a back at how dynamic and great it sounds. This might be my new go to for piano sounds that aren't felt which isn't too often for me but its good to have around Nothing bad to say here, its really playable, rich, sparkly and realistic. It definitely has that old fashioned sound that makes me think of classical music. This overall just feels really professional and its an amazing free instrument.
Boz Digital Labs Piano
This piano library was created by Boz Millar, the mastermind behind the great Boz Digital Labs software plugin company. Boz Digital Labs make some great plugins like the Transgressor, Big Beautiful Door, Hoser XT and Gatey Watey.
The whole piano has a specific sound... until you get to key D1. From D1 - A0 the bottom octaves of the piano sound like they were sampled from a completely different instrument. The warmth in tone from the rest of the piano keyboard is suddenly gone and in its place, an overly bright and out of tune sound with weird harmonic overtones. I do believe this was done on purpose to differentiate this version from being the same as a possible official release.