Systems Grand

Christian's Steinway sampled in a systems style for Pianoday 2020.

The story

Christian’s Steinway recorded with a couple DPA mics.

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Reviews for Systems Grand

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  • Such a delicate and tender sounded library

    When open code played with reverb on, especially high keys create such a clear, delicate sound. Almost transparent texture.

    Asuka Amane21 October 2021
  • Really fun!

    As someone who creates systems music -- or Minimalism as we Yanks might call it -- this is a really fun and useful instrument. Yes, you could probably get this out of other libraries, but I find that often, limitations are the key to unlocking creativity. Throw an arpeggiator on there via a MIDI plug in and you've got yourself hours of playable fun!

    Sam Ecoff09 November 2021
  • Not so useful for me

    While im not really familiar with systems music, i know christian is really into it so im sure this instrument is good for that kind of music. I also see other people are enjoying this which is awesome. For me personally i dont think id get much use out of this. I usually play sustained emotional piano parts not short fast ones and if i were going to play in a more stacatto way, i would rather just play that way on a normal piano and also have the option to hold out longer notes. It just seems a bit unnecessary because you can get this exact sound with a normal patch by just playing very quickly, theres nothing really unique about this instrument. Its fairly dynamic though which is a plus. This instrument just doesn't blend well with my style but im glad others are enjoying it

    septemberwalk12 November 2021
  • Staccato Piano

    Like so many of Christian's packs it does exactly what it sets out to do. Good sound and I can see this would indeed be very useful if you're making systems music. As a bonus, I now know what's systems music actually is AND how it's different from minimalism. Excellent!

    Mark Lord06 December 2021
  • Simply staccato...

    It's not really creating a sound that's much different from what could be replicated by a standard piano played without any pedal. Good to use if you just want a simple staccato instrument or plan on running it through more processing, but not much else.

    Christopher27 October 2021
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