Introducing Production Grand 2
8 Microphone Piano Sample Library
Deep Sampled Yamaha C7 Grand Piano
15 Microphones as 7 Stereo and 1 Mono
430+ GB of pure piano samples
Built for Kontakt 5
Introducing
Production Grand
Piano Sample Library for Kontakt
8 Microphone Perspectives
437.5 GB before lossless compression

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Production Grand 2

8 Microphone Piano Sample Library for Kontakt

Production Grand 2 is an exceptionally high-quality piano sample library for NI Kontakt 5.5 and above, consisting of eight microphone perspectives and over 120,000 samples of a Yamaha C7 grand piano recorded in a world-class recording studio. The library is 437.5 GB in size before lossless compression!

Production Grand 2 is ideal for Studio Production, Stage Production, Film Score Production, Performance and more!

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See which version of Production Grand 2 is right for you!

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This is the BEST piano sample library I’ve ever used and I’ve used a lot of them. Synthogy, East West Quantum Leap Piano, Galaxy’s Pianos, PMI’s, etc, etc…. Production Grand blows them all away.

Moses, Performer, Production Grand User

I’ve recently started using Production Grand on some of my recent projects. It has a certain sound and presence that I really like. The multiple mic options allow me to quickly find the nuance that fits best in the mix. I love the simplicity, the realism and the fact that it just sounds great right

Tom Salta, Video Game Composer, Production Grand User

A Piano library that I can actually mix with and use Live! So far I have been mixing… and the sound is incredible. Even when I hit the mono button on my board. The piano is still there! I can’t express my gratitude enough!

Matt H., Performer – Producer, Production Grand User

The samples are among the cleanest piano samples I have ever heard and certainly the best I’ve ever used. The ability to change instantly the feel of the room and mic positions is like a dream. I have just been sitting here with my headphones on feeling like I am sitting at a grand piano.

Tyler Done, Song Writer, Production Grand User

Love the sound of the piano… Used it live this weekend for 2 gigs, from of my laptop, and it performed flawlessly in DFD mode in some piano intense music. It cut through the band quite well and I was pleased with both the sound and performance of the instrument.

Al B., Live Performer, Production Grand User

  I am so impressed by the sound of the 24-bit version of Production Grand. All in all, a fantastic product! I knew how good Production Grand was just from the 16-bit download but of course the 24-bit is yet another level of realism.

Bliss Payne, Production Grand User

I must say that I genuinely love your product. What blew my mind was the level of detail and richness I was hearing from each individual microphone perspective. I am very convinced that an effective combination of just two microphone perspectives will sound better than most of the piano sample libraries out there.

Emmanuel S., Songwriter – Performer, Production Grand User

And Production Grand is still my favorite sampled piano I’ve ever played. I’m constantly amazed at the tones and responsiveness of it. Many, many props to you for what you’ve created. I use it for live performance 3-4 times a week and I even prefer practicing on it than my real acoustic piano.

Aaron O., Live Performer, Production Grand User

Production Grand is a refreshing, instantly playable (and enjoyable!) piano. I’m thrilled at how well it compliments my electronic-orchestral sound pallete.

Neil Parfitt, Composer, Production Grand User

This gives you the feeling of a delicate, yet strong, but luxurious instrument. Slightly different to anything I’d played before. Quite a treat.  It’s just lovely.

Gustavo USA, Production Grand Gold User

I am obsessed with virtual pianos and I’ve tried all of them. The detail in the Production Voices Pianos makes them special. The pedal up and pedal down samples and the velocity layers not to mention the recording quality, really make it feel like the real thing.

Dan Brodbeck, Producer, Production Grand User

You made a amazing product. It beats ivory in my choice of piano. Great characteristic and clear highend overtone. I really like the vintage patch. It sounds fantastic.

Shin Kim, Film Composer, Production Grand User

Production Grand Variations

Production Grand 2
(Full Edition)

$329

Digital Download
  • 437 GB
  • Compressed to 207 GB
  • 8 Microphone Perspectives
  • 24 96k, 44.1k, 16 44.1k
  • Best for Album Production, Film work, Broadcast Productions
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.5 (not Included)

Production Grand 2
Gold

$249

Digital Download
  • 114 GB
  • Compressed to ~57 GB
  • 8 Microphone Perspectives
  • 24 Bit 44.1kHz Samples
  • Best for Album Production, Live Performance
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.5 (not Included)

Production Grand 2
LE

$199

Digital Download
  • 77 GB
  • Compressed to 26 GB
  • 8 Microphone Perspectives
  • 16 Bit 44.1kHz Samples
  • Best for Live Performance, Sequencing
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5.5 (not Included)

Production Grand Modern Four

$149

Digital Download
  • 41 GB
  • Compressed to 14 GB
  • 4 Microphone Perspectives
  • 16 Bit 44.1kHz Samples
  • Best for Live Performance, Sequencing
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 4.2 (not Included)

Production Grand 2 Full

Full Sample Set

Production Grand is a massive 430+ GB piano sample library with Production Grand Platinum 24 bit 96k, Production Grand Gold 24 bit 44.1k and Production Grand LE 16 bit 44.1k variations included.

Production Grand 2 Gold

24 BIT 44.1 kHz Samples

Production Grand Gold is the 24 BIT 44.1kHz sample version of Production Grand.

Production Grand 2 LE

16 BIT 44.1 kHz Samples

Production Grand LE is the 16 BIT 44.1kHz sample version of Production Grand.

Best Equipment

In sampling Production Grand, we used only the best recording facilities and equipment we could find including:

User Interface

Full Audio Mixer
On/Off Microphone Perspective controls
Selectable mixer functionality: Allows for automatic channel muting when volume is set to zero.
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8 Microphone Perspectives

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…)

Smooth Velocity Layers

Production Grand was recorded with 16 velocity layers, but the size was just too unmanageable! We chose the best 12 velocity layers for the final product  (more…)

World-Class Studio

Recorded at Phase One Studios in Toronto through classic Neve console

Superior Signal Path

From Neumann M149 to Coles 4038 ribbon mics, expect sonic excellence

Perfect Conversion

Production Grand was recorded through a Burl Mothership for boutique Analog to Digital conversion at 96k

Production Grand Sound Quality
Production Grand -- 24 BIT 96kHz samples
100%
Production Grand Gold -- 24 BIT 44.1kHz samples
90%
Production Grand LE -- 16 BIT 44.1kHz samples
80%
Laptop Live Performance
Production Grand LE
100%
Production Grand Gold
85%
Production Grand
65%

Features

  • 24 Bit 96k source samples
  • 12 velocities pedal up samples
  • 12 velocities pedal down samples
  • 12 velocities release samples
  • 8 microphone perspectives
  • Authentic Pedalling: adds realistic pedal control.
  • Continuous Pedal controls (can half-pedal etc.)
  • Catch-pedaling, Soft and Sostenuto pedaling
  • Authentic hammer mechanism noises (labeled: Pre-Attack)
  • Custom Reverb impulse responses (IRs)
  • Sympathetic Resonance with on/off and volume controls
  • Extensive Mixer Page with invert pan, mono left right and sum choices, output selection and more
  • EQ, compression, reverb send for each microphone perspective 
  • User controllable recording noise for added studio realism 
  • Recorded with world-Class microphones: Coles, AKG 414, Classic U87s, B&K, Crown etc.
  • Boutique A/D converters used: Burl Mothership
  • Studio grade microphone preamps used: API and Neve 1073

Live Performance

Here is what live musicians are saying about Production Grand

And Production Grand is still my favorite sampled piano I’ve ever played. I’m constantly amazed at the tones and responsiveness of it. Many, many props to you for what you’ve created. I use it for live performance 3-4 times a week and I even prefer practicing on it than my real acoustic piano.

Aaron O., Live Performer, Production Grand User

This is the BEST piano sample library I’ve ever used and I’ve used a lot of them. Synthogy, East West Quantum Leap Piano, Galaxy’s Pianos, PMI’s, etc, etc…. Production Grand blows them all away.

Moses, Performer, Production Grand User

I must say that I genuinely love your product. What blew my mind was the level of detail and richness I was hearing from each individual microphone perspective. I am very convinced that an effective combination of just two microphone perspectives will sound better than most of the piano sample libraries out there.

Emmanuel S., Songwriter – Performer, Production Grand User

A Piano library that I can actually mix with and use Live! So far I have been mixing… and the sound is incredible. Even when I hit the mono button on my board. The piano is still there! I can’t express my gratitude enough!

Matt H., Performer – Producer, Production Grand User

Love the sound of the piano… Used it live this weekend for 2 gigs, from of my laptop, and it performed flawlessly in DFD mode in some piano intense music. It cut through the band quite well and I was pleased with both the sound and performance of the instrument.

Al B., Live Performer, Production Grand User

I’ve recently started using Production Grand on some of my recent projects. It has a certain sound and presence that I really like. The multiple mic options allow me to quickly find the nuance that fits best in the mix. I love the simplicity, the realism and the fact that it just sounds great right

Tom Salta, Video Game Composer, Production Grand User

You made a amazing product. It beats ivory in my choice of piano. Great characteristic and clear highend overtone. I really like the vintage patch. It sounds fantastic.

Shin Kim, Film Composer, Production Grand User

Production Grand is a refreshing, instantly playable (and enjoyable!) piano. I’m thrilled at how well it compliments my electronic-orchestral sound pallete.

Neil Parfitt, Composer, Production Grand User

Film Composing

Here is what composers are saying about Production Grand

Album Production

Here is what songwriters and producers are saying about Production Grand

The samples are among the cleanest piano samples I have ever heard and certainly the best I’ve ever used. The ability to change instantly the feel of the room and mic positions is like a dream. I have just been sitting here with my headphones on feeling like I am sitting at a grand piano.

Tyler Done, Song Writer, Production Grand User

I am obsessed with virtual pianos and I’ve tried all of them. The detail in the Production Voices Pianos makes them special. The pedal up and pedal down samples and the velocity layers not to mention the recording quality, really make it feel like the real thing.

Dan Brodbeck, Producer, Production Grand User

A Piano library that I can actually mix with and use Live! So far I have been mixing… and the sound is incredible. Even when I hit the mono button on my board. The piano is still there! I can’t express my gratitude enough!

Matt H., Performer – Producer, Production Grand User

Frequently Asked Questions

1.System Requirements

Requires the full version of NI Kontakt 5.5 or greater (not included). Not for use with Kontakt Player.
A computer that meets the minimum Kontakt requirements.
8 GB RAM

Production Grand 2:
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 2 Gold:
60 GB free hard drive space.

Production Grand 2 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 5.5 only. Not for use with Kontakt Player.

2.What is the difference between Production Grand, Gold and LE

All versions of Production Grand 2 function identically (interface and controls).

The main differences are:
Sample and Bit Rate

Production Grand 2 contains all sample rate options: 24 bit 96 kHz, 24 bit 44.1 kHz and 16 bit 44.1 kHz. Production Grand 2 is delivered by download.

Production Grand 2 Gold has 24 bit 44.1 kHz samples delivered by download.

Production Grand 2 LE has 16 bit 44.1 kHz samples delivered by download.

3.How does purchasing work

Once you check out and pay with Paypal, an email receipt will be issued with your download codes.

The downloads are ZIP folders containing the samples.

Within 24 hours, you will receive an email with your registered (personalized and serialized) nki Kontakt files to go with your downloads.

4.Can I get a discount

We only provide discounts via our periodic sales.

Educational institutions can contact us for rates.

Educational discounts are available at www.productionvoices.com

5.Why are you priced higher than Brand X sample library

We believe Production Grand 2 to be one of the best values in piano sample libraries on the market!

Production Grand 2 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 and the free Plogue sforzando at other price points.

6.Can I use Production Grand 2 with a Laptop for live performance

Yes!

Production Grand 2 LE is the best version of Production Grand 2 to use live with a laptop, but Production Grand 2 and Production Grand 2 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 2 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!

7.Why would I ever need 8 microphone perspectives

Good Question!

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!

8.What is the latest version of Production Grand?

The latest version of Production Grand 2 is v.2.0. All registered users can obtain the latest presets by using the contact form to request a download link.

Version History:

Version 2.0
New interface contains both Modern and Vintage in one interface
Custom Reverb
Catch Pedaling
Presets added
Touch response
Piano lid simulation
Tuning menu choices
Pre-Attack has Live Mode
Extensive Mixer added with EQ, Comp, Reverb and more
Master FX including Tape Simulation
Numerous other performance enhancements

Version 1.1.16
– 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.

Version 1.1.14
– Vintage PZM noise fix.

Version 1.1.13
– 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).

9.Installation Issues

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.

Contact Us

We can answer your questions about Production Grand 2!

If the form does not work, you can email us at: support (at) productionvoices (dot) com

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