Production Grand is a massive 430+ GB piano sample library
Production Grand Gold is the 24 BIT 44.1kHz sample version of Production Grand.
Production Grand LE is the 16 BIT 44.1kHz sample version of Production Grand.
In sampling Production Grand, we used only the best recording facilities and equipment we could find including:
Full Audio Mixer
On/Off Microphone Perspective controls
Selectable mixer functionality: Allows for automatic channel muting when volume is set to zero.
1. Player’s Perspective: Player’s perspective that is near binaural. When you put on your headphones with this perspective, it will sound like you are there playing the piano! (more…)
Requires the full version of NI Kontakt 4.2 or Kontakt 5 or greater (not included).
A computer that meets the minimum Kontakt requirements.
8 GB RAM
80 GB of free hard drive space for minimum installation.
210 GB for full install. (Note: files are compressed from 437.5 GB using Kontakt’s lossless compression format.)
Production Grand Gold:
60 GB free hard drive space.
Production Grand LE:
26 GB free hard drive space.
Solid State Drive or Raid Drive recommended for more than 2 microphone perspectives at one time.
Note: Compatible with the full version of Kontakt 4 or Kontakt 5 only. Not for use with Kontakt Player.
All versions of Production Grand function identically (interface and controls).
The two main differences are:
1. Delivery format: Hard Drive or Download
2. Sample and Bit Rate
Production Grand contains all sample rate options: 24 bit 44.1 kHz, 24 bit 96 kHz and 16 bit 44.1 kHz and also contains single microphone perspective presets. Production Grand is delivered on USB 3.0 hard drive with a courtesy download of the Modern Silver Edition to get users started before the hard drive arrives.
Production Grand Gold has 24 bit 44.1 kHz samples delivered by download.
Production Grand LE has 16 bit 44.1 kHz samples delivered by download.
Once you check out and pay with Paypal, an email receipt will be issued with your download codes.
The downloads could either be ZIP or StuffIt Files. We are moving towards ZIP for all downloads soon.
Within 24 hours, you will receive an email with your registered (personalized and serialized) nki Kontakt files to go with your downloads.
If you ordered Production Grand, your hard drive will ship the next business day depending on availability.
We only provide discounts via our periodic sales.
Educational institutions can contact us for rates.
We believe Production Grand to be one of the best values in piano sample libraries on the market!
Production Grand is a premium piano sample library.
Where else will you find an 8 microphone perspective 96 kHz piano sample library that was recorded in a world-class facility with top-notch microphones and preamps!
Production Voices also has other multi-microphone piano sample libraries for Kontakt at other price points.
Production Grand LE is the best version of Production Grand to use live with a laptop, but Production Grand and Production Grand Gold will work if you only want one microphone perspective or have a solid state drive installed or plugged into your laptop with either a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt connection.
Production Grand is also very scalable from 13GB or less to 207 GB depending on the installation. If you use only one microphone perspective, like the Modern Hammer, then it can be installed on your laptop saving plenty of space! (Full version of Production Grand only.)
The easiest answer is flexibility.
With eight microphone perspectives you can dial in the perfect piano tone for your use.
If, for example, you are playing a hard rock or pop song, the hammer mics will give you great attack and presence.
If you are playing Jazz, the tube microphones or ribbon room mics on their own or combined might just be the perfect sound for your project!
For those creative players, sound designers and engineers, Production Grand can morph tones in realtime depending on the microphone perspective volume levels. You could change the sound in the chorus to have more attack by increasing the hammer microphone volume! There are plenty of creative options with Production Grand!
The latest version of Production Grand is v.1.1.16. All registered users can obtain the latest presets by using the contact form to request a download link.
– Ribbon mic panning 37L and release volume reduction (user request)
Version 1.1.15 Low Velocity Mechanical Noise workaround (Available by request)
March 9, 2014: These presets reduce the amount of mechanical noise on pedal down samples from F5 and above at the four lowest velocities. These samples where replaced with pedal up samples.
These presets were made at the request of users!
These presets are all generated from the v1_1_14 presets.
When to use these presets:
Use the v1_1_15 presets if you find the version 1_1_14 or other regular version of Production Grand presets to have too much mechanical noise in the high end pedal down samples at lower velocities (F5 and above with the sustain pedal down). The tradeoff is that the lowest four velocities are replaced with pedal up samples even when the pedal is down.
– Vintage PZM noise fix.
– Pre-Attack now buffered to respond correctly, but is no longer playable live (180ms latency).
– Sostenuto Added
– Soft Pedal Added
– Velocity mapping corrected.
– Switch added to fix C#4 mechanical noise.
– “Double triggered” notes A5, A#5 and B5 with pedal down samples tamed (additional updates required for complete fix).
– Authentic Pedalling adjusted to respond to all playing styles more evenly. Controls are listed in the manual.
– Keyup mechanical noises volumes adjusted resulting in more authentic sound.
– Pedal noises volumes adjusted over each microphone perspective.
– Velocity mapping curves updated and respond correctly (Inverse in version 1.0).
Considerations for future releases:
Issues extracting a ZIP file with Windows – Make sure you are extracting to a NTFS formatted drive, not a FAT32 drive.
Corrupt Download Files – Only download three or less files at a time. Email us if you need new download codes.