1990 Studio Grand Piano VST-AU-AAX – Kontakt Instrument

Price: $249

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1990 Studio Grand Piano VST-AU-AAX – Kontakt Instrument overview


The 1990 Studio Grand Piano is amongst one of our favourite virtual instruments ever done. This extraordinary library contains over 48.000 samples and unique microphones/positions, including Neumann 87′s, Coles, Neve SE Ribbon’s, AKG 414′s and Neumann KM 184′s. Everything was lovingly recorded & processed at 96k at a famous hi-tech British Studio through one of the greatest custom NEVE desks in existence before expertly down sampling to a smooth 48k for ease of streaming. We wanted to create a hyper-realistic virtual instrument that pays an homage to its counter-part in reality – the incredibly versatile and studio defacto, Yamaha C7. The piano is best described as incredibly versatile and fantastic for pop, rock, classical, fusion and all in-between. The sustain samples were  carefully crafted at both pedal up and pedal down positions. We also as a bonus sampled staccato and staccatissimo notes (w/round robin each), so you have the correct attack for faster runs. In addition the library gives you full control over the dynamic response as well as mechanics and tone, so you can dial in the perfect sound & dynamic match for your workflow – all simply done with a click of the mouse. We also included full control over resonance, room tone and signal chain noise, non tonal key control, unique release triggers for hammer action, string damping, and release triggers for our room and ambient microphones. In essence you have everything right at your finger tips and most importantly – it just works effortlessly.

Deep Sampling

The 1990 Studio Grand Piano contains over 48.000 samples and a gorgeous fully 3D rendered interface. Everything was lovingly recorded at a incredibly well known British Studio through custom NEVE Consoles and offers you the most versatile Studio Grand Piano we have ever played. Whether you want the best studio microphones (ex. Neumann u87, Cole, Neve Ribbon Mics). The best reverbs (ex. Bricasti M7 or TC 6000). It is all there at your finger tips.


Deep Options

What sets the 1990 Studio Grand Piano apart from competitors is not just the great recordings, programming or stunning lay-out. But it is also the wealth of features – allowing you to dial in precisely the sound you want. Whether its controlling the dynamic feel of the piano with a single click, the resonance, the pedal volume, ADSR or even the sounds of your fingers touching the keys. No engineering degree required. It all just makes sense.

Deep Reverbs

We sampled the piano through two of the best studio reverbs in the world (TC6000 and Bricasti), so you get access to the sweetest sound of all. The reverbs can be activated with a single click and gives you instant access and control over the two reverbs that have defined studio reverbs more then anything else. You can control both pan, spread and volume of each reverbs. No more convolution. We literally sampled the piano through them using a pristine signal path designed by some of the worlds best engineers.

Deep Microphones

The Studio Grand gives you access to the best studio microphones for pianos, including Neumann u87′s & KM 184′s. Neve SE Ribbons, AKG 414′s and a sweet mixed microphone position made from them all. So in essence you have six microphone positions, including Mixed, Ribbon, Player Perspective, ORTF, Room and Ambient Microphones. Engineering doesn’t get finer then this and you can literally dial in precisely what you want with a few clicks.


  • Price: $249
  • Save $100 on Studio Grand & Prepared Grand Piano Bundle
  • Comprehensive Studio Grand Piano (C7)
  • Recorded on custom NEVE Console w/ multiple microphone options
  • +48.000 Samples (Including Sustains, Staccato & Staccatissimo)
  • Direct download / Cloud Server System
  • Product only available as download

Core Articulations

  • Deep-Sampled Studio Piano (+48.000 samples)
  • Sustains
  • Staccato (Round Robin Based)
  • Staccatissimo (Round Robin Based)
  • Multiple Microphones (incl. Neumann u87 & KM 184, Coles, Neve Ribbon and AKG)
  • All samples recorded through 2 world class reverbs
  • 3D Rendered UI

Core Requirement

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.3 or later required
  • Not Compatible with Free Kontakt Player
  • Ability to download
  • PC Quadcore / 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram
  • MAC Quadcore / 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram

Deep-Sampled main articulations including:

  • Sustains Pedal Down (up 10 layers)
  • Sustains Pedal Up (up to 10 layers)
  • Staccatissimo (up to 7 round robin)
  • Staccato (up to 4 round robin)

Naturally triggered articulations include:

  • Sympathetic Resonance 
  • Keys (The non tonal sound of the hammers hitting the strings)
  • Hammers (The sound of the hammers falling after being released)
  • Pedals both depressed and released
  • True Noise & Room Tone from the untouched signal chain
  • Release Triggers (Time based for both Tail of the sound and the immediate resonant buzz associated with damping a piano string)


Recorded at a famous British studio with all microphone positions recorded through a custom NEVE desk. All microphones can of course be loaded/unloaded and include Volume, Stereo Spread, Pan, Solo and Mute functions:

  • Mixed Microphone (Sweet processed Mix of all mics)
  • Neumann u87 Microphones
  • Neumann Km 184 Microphones
  • Coles 4038 Microphones
  • Neve SE Ribbon Microphones
  • AKG 414  Microphones

Two additional pro-grade reverb options:

  • TF 8000 (incl. On/Off, Pan, Spread, Volume)
  • 8Casti (incl. On/Off, Pan, Spread, Volume)

The 1990 Studio Grand has a wealth of options, including:

  • Uniquely sampled Pedal Up and Pedal Down
  • Live Keyswitch, CC, & Auto Detect Controls over the core articulations
  • Dynamics Response Control
  • Sympathetic Resonance Control
  • Key Control (Non tonal sound of the strings & falling of hammers upon release)
  • Pedal Volume Control
  • Release Triggers of Hammer Action
  • Release Triggers (Time based for both Tail of the sound and the immediate resonant buzz associated with damping a piano string)
  • True Noise & Room Tone from the untouched signal chain
  • ADSR Controls