Xperimenta Project has released Preparato Piano Free, a freely downloadable prepared piano sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt (full version required).
Preparato Piano Free is based on Xperimenta Project’s commercial Preparato Piano library for Kontakt. It features only two articulations from the full release and a limited version of the Acoustic Modular Instrument engine.
Even with these limitations, the free edition of Preparato is worth downloading if you’re interested in using a prepared piano in your music. The two included articulations (brushed strings and tremolo) can be used as an intricate sonic spice in your compositions. The library is a great fit for any film composer’s sound arsenal, but it can also work in atmospheric pieces or even experimental electronic music.
The instrument features a capable front panel for NI Kontakt. The user can fine-tune the built-in effects and various performance parameters, take full advantage of the bundled sample content.
It’s worth noting that the library requires the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt to operate. It will only work for fifteen minutes in the free Kontakt Player plugin. If you don’t own the full version of Kontakt, be sure to check out our list of free Kontakt Player libraries.
If you’re looking for a more elaborate prepared piano sound library, check out the full edition of Preparato Piano. It boasts Xperimenta Project’s advanced sound engine, with more than twelve piano articulations. The library is currently available at a discount for $89 instead of $149.
Preparato Piano Free is available for download from the product page linked below. A valid email address is required to complete the free checkout process. That said, the checkout procedure is super quick, and the download link will be delivered to your email address.
More info: Preparato Piano Free (190 MB download size, ZIP archive, contains 1 instrument patch for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.8.6)