The story

Ten pads created from Pete Malkin’s Kristiansand Concert Steinway Piano samples.

Reverbs, delays, Pitching up and down and glitchy tremolos were involved to create these samples.

Two main textures: Smooth and Granular, available in three different pitches (-12, 0 and +12 semitones). At the end, nine different combinaisons for all your Piano Pad needs.

There is also this quick experimentation: Falloff Pad. It begins one semitone up and slowly falls down to the desired note, then dies. Perfect for dystopian tales.

Every patch is highly modwheel sensitive.

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  • This made me smile

    When I first played this instrument. It will gradually change the tone colour as you play. Warm, choir like pad sound suddenly turn into a spooky pad sound. Very beautiful, and easy to play with.

    Asuka Amane19 October 2021
  • The different face of a Steinway!

    This is a lovely piano pad, and you can definitely feel the piano behind the ambience. It's not overprocessed to the point you can't tell. I found that the pitch-bend working really well on this one, you need to try it out! The only options you will find are a Reverb and a Harmony setting, which I can't figure what the latter does. I'd love to have an ADSR option, but this is not the case, and it works just right without it anyway!

    Alex Raptakis27 October 2021
  • A superb Steinway...

    Steinways are great just a pianos, and apparently even better as pads! Lots of presets to chose from each unique and useful sounds. This library seems like an expanded version of the Family Piano Pads also by Fred, so I'd recommend this library over that one simply since there are more sounds and possibilities. Superb work on this instrument!

    Christopher26 October 2021
  • Excellent warm pads!

    These pads are warm and fuzzy, and very playable. They have some interesting harmonic content on the top end which makes them lots of fun to play and useful for scoring. The harmony control is really interesting. I'm not a huge fan of adding intervals like 4ths or 5ths, but I do find it useful to add octaves in, so I was drawn to it once I figured out what it does. Overall, this is an interesting and usable collection of pads!

    Sam EcoffSamplist 30 October 2021
  • Really Beautiful Pads

    We get a bunch of different pads here derived from a piano. Each of these has a pretty unique vibe with different reverbs, delays and effects. Its really cool that ten pads are included so theres pretty much something for everyone. I feel like 10 is a pretty solid number too, you didn't go overboard with 30 pads or something. The Harmony control is also really nice and unique. I haven't seen any other pads on pianobook with this. Being really into ambient guitar where this is often used i really enjoy this. Theyre not the most interesting pads in the world but theyre still beautiful and extremely versatile

    septemberwalk14 November 2021
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