Kinderklavier Toy Piano
The Kinderklavier is an iconic sound found in commercials, TV, soundtracks and pop music. From cute and innocent, dark and twisted, to pop and rock, Soundiron’s Kinderklavier is a truly versatile library.
This Kinderklavier was deep sampled and close-mic’ed to capture all it’s subtle nuances. As usual, we deeply sampled the instrument, every single 25 notes with 8 round robin and an average of 6 velocity layers per note. The keys of the Kinderklavier had such unique character that we had to multi-sample and include them as release triggers with multiple round robin and velocity layers. In addition to our standard deep sampling, the Kinderklavier was beaten with sticks and mallets, dismantled, probed, strummed and tortured in just about as many ways as we could think of, creating a variety of effects sounds. After extracting all usable sounds, we decided to push the library further by creating a set of tuned, deep ambiences. Topping off the library is a complete set of custom controls tuned for each patch and our own custom reverb with 46 unique impulses to choose from.
*This library was originally published as “Kinderklavier” by Microhammer.
The Kinderklavier library includes custom front-panel controls and modwheel automation to allow pitch adjustment of up to +/- 6 octaves. Attack and release knobs are included allowing you to really sculpt the sound. An offset knob also allows you to cut into the samples, creating unique effects. The samples have been stretched up and down the entire keyboard and we’ve included a “Natural Range” button to constrict the playable key range to just the original 25 keys of the kinderklavier.
The included Convolution Reverb effect features 46 select custom impulse responses recorded from some of our favorite locations. Among those are also fx impulses which are more special effect than reverb.
- Every key sampled
- 8 round robin pr. key
- 6 velocity layers pr. key
- Special FX made with sticks, mallets, strums and torture
- Special FX slaps, taps, clacks, glisses
- 46 custom convolutions
- Unique UI/interface programming
- 14 additional special ambient/MW controlled patches
- 16 Kontakt Instruments and 2 Kontakt Multis
NKI Program Presets
This library is designed for the full retail version of Kontakt 3.5 or later (Kontakt 4 is also supported). We’ve included 16 Kontakt 3.5/4-compatible nki programs, featuring automatable attack, release, offset, swell, tuning, key-switching, EQ, convolution, and a full range of other effects controls.
1,494 Samples (standard pcm wav)
16 .nki files (unlocked format)
2 .nkm multi presets
1 .nkm multi-instrument banks
2.2 GB installed (900 MB Download)
24 bit / 44.1kHz stereo PCM wav format
Format(s): Kontakt 3.5 .nki and pcm .wav
Includes a free bonus collection of custom sound-designed ambience, special FX presets and some of our favorite custom convolution reverb impulses with an advanced Kontakt user interface with full automation support.
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Important Note: Native Instruments Kontakt version 3.5 or 4 full retail version of Kontakt required to use all .nki instrument program presets included in this library. The free Kontakt “Player” does not support this library.
System Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8. Intelmac and Mac OS 10.6 or higher. This product loads into Native Instruments Kontakt, which can run stand-alone or as a VST, AU, RTAS or AAX plugin. Multi-Core CPU, 3+ GB System Ram, 7200 RPM or SSD SATA hard drive recommended.