Pianos - Bechstein D-280

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The Bechstein D-280 excels in clear detail and note separation, offering precise harmonic distinction between each note. Its thinner notes enable complex passages while ensuring clarity, even in large chord stacks.


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Works with OPUS Engine, the revolutionary sample engine that powers the EastWest award-winning libraries.

The Clear Winner in Clear Detail and Note Separation

About Pianos - Bechstein D-280

Pianos was created with a singular goal: to fully capture every sonic detail possible from 4 of the most sought-after grand pianos in the world by any means necessary. With 3 individual mic positions, 8 separate articulations, and up to 18 velocities per note for each articulation, the detail and stereo image of every piano is highly customizable to your exact performance and mixing needs out of the box. You can easily mix multiple mic positions and simulate the damping effects of a real grand piano lid for each instrument, giving you full performance flexibility.

Bechstein 280

The clear winner in clear detail and note separation. Whereas the other instruments in Pianos excel in creating a larger-than-life acoustic tapestry, the Bechstein 280 is perfectly content to offer precise harmonic separation between every note. Each note is slightly thinner than the other pianos, which affords you the ability to perform incredibly complex passages and still hear each individual note, no matter how large your chord stacks are.

Unparalleled Realism

Listen to any of the audio demos of Pianos, and you’ll find it difficult to believe the performances weren’t recorded live in a concert hall. Every piano (Steinway, Bösendorfer, Bechstein and Yamaha) has enough fine detail to suit everything from quiet, subdued passages to virtuoso performances--and you can push their dynamic range as hard as you need to, effortlessly jumping between pianissimo and fortissimo as desired. Pianos seamlessly transitions between 7 different articulations: sustain, sustain with pedal, repetitions, repetitions with pedal, soft pedal, soft pedal with sustain pedal, and staccato, with individual release trails.

Pianos was created with a singular goal: to fully capture every sonic detail possible from 4 of the most sought-after grand pianos in the world by any means necessary. With 3 individual mic positions, 8 separate articulations, and up to 18 velocities per note for each articulation, the detail and stereo image of every piano is highly customizable to your exact performance and mixing needs out of the box. You can easily mix multiple mic positions and simulate the damping effects of a real grand piano lid for each instrument, giving you full performance flexibility.

Bechstein 280

The clear winner in clear detail and note separation. Whereas the other instruments in Pianos excel in creating a larger-than-life acoustic tapestry, the Bechstein 280 is perfectly content to offer precise harmonic separation between every note. Each note is slightly thinner than the other pianos, which affords you the ability to perform incredibly complex passages and still hear each individual note, no matter how large your chord stacks are.

Unparalleled Realism

Listen to any of the audio demos of Pianos, and you’ll find it difficult to believe the performances weren’t recorded live in a concert hall. Every piano (Steinway, Bösendorfer, Bechstein and Yamaha) has enough fine detail to suit everything from quiet, subdued passages to virtuoso performances--and you can push their dynamic range as hard as you need to, effortlessly jumping between pianissimo and fortissimo as desired. Pianos seamlessly transitions between 7 different articulations: sustain, sustain with pedal, repetitions, repetitions with pedal, soft pedal, soft pedal with sustain pedal, and staccato, with individual release trails.

Listen to Pianos - Bechstein D-280

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Audio Demo 3
Audio Demo 4
Audio Demo 5

Reviews

Keyboard

"The new meaning of heavyweight. EastWest Pianos stands out because it's the biggest most ambitious sampled piano project ever, with the sound quality to prove it."

Recording

"These are without question the most gorgeous sounding sampled pianos I've ever heard. The greatest accomplishment is the way the room sound was captured. Even when using only the Player position I found it almost unnecessary to invoke the built-in convolution reverb, which is amazing in and of itself."

Sound on Sound

"This collection of four superb instruments raises the bar for sampled grand piano playability."

Technical Information

Please carefully read the system requirements before purchasing this product.

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