Overview

UVI Augmented Piano | GUIS
Augmented Piano delivers a unique collection of 24 piano preparations created and recorded on a beautiful 1909 Pleyel grand piano. Ever wondered what a piano would sound like played with a bow, guitar pick or plucked with your fingers? What if you could layer those sounds together with differing attack and decay times? Now you can.

Approach

UVI Augmented Piano | Instrument
With Augmented Piano we wanted to go beyond traditional prepared piano sounds and offer something both new and inspiring, providing a way for musicians to easily craft and explore new tones and expressive possibilities with an instrument they already know and love.
UVI Augmented Piano | Sampling Session pictures
From sustained to percussive, conventional to uncharted, Augmented Piano is a deep-dive into the sound design rabbit hole with a 1909 Pleyel Grand. The result is an incredible selection of 24 preparations, immaculately captured with 3 microphone sets; a stereo Royer ribbon mic, a stereo-pair of BK condensers, and a mono PZM (pressure zone microphone).
Per source, each note was recorded with multiple velocities and round-robins for both the sustain and release sections of the sound. A staggering 23,889 samples were recorded and edited in all, giving Augmented Piano a truly detailed, expressive and natural sound.

Instrument

UVI Augmented Piano | GUI MAIN

Augmented Piano includes 24 preparations:

Bow, Brush Slide, Brush Tap, Caps, Coin, eBow, Finger, Finger Muted, Harmonics, Key Noise, Metal Foil, Metal Sticks, Muted, Normal, Pick, Pick Muted, Rubber, Screws, Structural Effects, Tack, Tacked Muted, Una Corda, Wallet, Wood Stick and mixed preparations.
UVI Augmented Piano | Preparations
UVI Augmented Piano | GUI EDIT
Preparations in Augmented Piano can be used in numerous ways. As dedicated instruments they each have a unique character, from the soft accents of the Brush Slide to the bell-like tones of the Tack, metallic rasps from the Screws to the infinite sustains of the eBow. Thanks to the easy-to-use multi system in UVI Workstation and Falcon, preparations can be loaded as layers to create rich hybrid sounds that would be impossible in the physical realm, for example you could use the attack of a Metal Stick with the sustained Bow sound, or combine the Brush Tap with the muted Finger pluck and add a slight chorus, delay and reverb for an ethereal sound.
UVI Augmented Piano | GUI FX
Each of the mic signals in Augmented Piano is presented discretely along with release volume, sympathetic resonance volume and pedal volume, providing absolute control over the instrument sound. The Edit page provides more creative controls typically found on synthesizers including an ADSR envelope, multi-mode filter, filter envelope, tone and portamento. Meanwhile the effects page provides all the essentials, including customizable IR, Drive, EQ, Thorus, Phaser, Delay and Sparkverb allowing for easy placement in the mix or the creation of more unconventional sounds.
A deep instrument, rewarding for both those looking for ready-to-play presets and the experimental-minded sonic explorers out there, Augmented Piano is a versatile and beautiful sounding instrument offering limitless sonic potential.

Features

  • 1909 Pleyel Grand outfitted with 24 complete preparations
  • The only virtual tacked grand piano on the market
  • 3 discrete, fully mixable signals (Stereo Ribbon, Condenser pair, PZM)
  • Control over release volume, sympathetic resonance volume and pedal volume
  • On-board ADSR envelope, multi-mode filter, filter envelope, tone and portamento
  • FX section including IR, Drive, EQ, Thorus, Phaser, Delay and Sparkverb
  • Easily create layered sounds and custom keyzones with multis in UVI Workstation or Falcon
  • Modern and Intuitive user interface
  • 23,000+ sample library, losslessly streamed for speed and efficiency
  • Flexible licensing supports 3 concurrent authorizations
  • UVI Augmented Piano | GUI MAIN
  • UVI Augmented Piano | GUI EDIT
  • UVI Augmented Piano | GUI FX
  • UVI Augmented Piano | Preparations GUI - Brush Slide
  • UVI Augmented Piano | Preparations GUI - Caps
  • UVI Augmented Piano | Preparations GUI - Metal Foil
  • UVI Augmented Piano | Preparations GUI - Tacked
  • UVI Augmented Piano | Preparations GUI - Mixed

SPECS

WHAT YOU GET
Size: 14.08 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 61.92 GB in WAV)
Content: 23,889 Samples, 164 Presets
Sample Resolution: 44.1 kHz. Recording at 88.2 kHz
License: 3 activations per license on any combination of computer hard drive or iLok dongle
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Runs in UVI Workstation version 2.6.15+, and Falcon version 1.4.1+
  • iLok account (free, dongle not required)
  • Internet connection for the license activation
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    - Mac OS X 10.7 to macOS 10.13 High Sierra (32 and 64-bit)
    - Windows 7 to Windows 10 (32 and 64-bit)
  • 15 GB of disk space
  • Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)
COMPATIBILITY
Supported Formats: Audio Units, AAX, VST, Stand-alone
Tested and Certified in: Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic 9+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6, Maschine 1 & 2, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble 5, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3, Main Stage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

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Reviews

UVI Augmented Piano | Wayne Vaughn
“Every serious composer, songwriter and producer will be amazingly happy to add Augmented Piano to their tool box of sounds! It will stirrup the ‘creative juices’! I highly recommend…”
Wayne Vaughn | Keyboardist, Producer and Composer
(Earth Wind & Fire, No Jazz, ...)
UVI Augmented Piano | Rik Simpson
"Augmented Piano sounds wonderful. I'll definitely be using its lush and deep organic textures in my productions. If you’ve ever wondered what a piano sounds like played with fingers or a violin bow then this is for you."
Rik Simpson | Award-winning Record Producer, Sound Engineer, Musician and Songwriter
(Coldplay, Jay-Z, Jon Hopkins, Kasabian, Natalie Umbruglia, Lamb,…)
UVI Augmented Piano | Kenneth Crouch
“Augmented Piano for me is the perfect batch of colors that allows me to paint beautiful pictures that make you frown and smile simultaneously. The epitome of Rugged Beauty.”
Kenneth Crouch | Songwriter, Musician & Producer
(Mariah Carey, Brian McKnight, Lenny Kravitz, Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men, Babyface,…)
Augmented Piano | Production Expert
“It’s hard to imagine that some of these sounds originated on a piano! UVI have clearly thought outside the box with this instrument. This has edge and personality in absolute spades.”
Augmented Piano | Sample Library Review
“This is a massive collection of prepared articulations, some I have never heard in a software instrument and it allows for some great customization, while the presets give composers a great starting point.”
Augmented Piano | John Mike
“This plugin goes so deep.You get all of these interesting sounds you can use in the cinematic and sound design worlds, or even in music productions if you need something that is kooky or crazy but works in a track.”
Augmented Piano | Strong Mocha
“With Augmented Piano you gain access to a phenomenal range of effects and atmospherics piano sounds to transport emotions in a truly musical way.”
Augmented Piano | The Sample Cast
“There’s a lot of piano libraries out there offering prepared effects, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen something quite so comprehensive in one package as Augmented Piano.”
Augmented Piano | Rekkerd
“Augmented Piano is truly a unique instrument. The preparations are really inspiring, I just get lost in that happy place where my creative juices keep flowing.”

User Testimonials

“The preparations are very interesting, varied and inspiring, as well ‘organic’. I’ve already started integrating it into my compositions.”Xabilo, Audiofanzine
“The ultimate evolution of prepared piano! I did 100+ layers of all 24 preparations. Imagine what you'll do with it?”Torley, Twitter
“I really like this Augmented Piano library, plus having the sounds in Falcon is sweet. It’s a beautiful library.”Simmo75, KVR
“Augmented Piano was an instabuy for me. It is great to have so many different preparations in one instrument.”Scott_free, KVR
“Sounds incredible.”Mike M., Facebook
“Inspiring.”Kristopher K., Facebook
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