Sonuscore announced that the new lo•ki felt piano sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt will be available as a free download for a limited time.
lo•ki is a high-quality felt piano sound library for the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt. It features over 5.7 GB of sample content (compressed to 2.6 GB using Kontakt’s proprietary audio format), with five velocity layers and five round-robin variations per sampled note.
Sonuscore used three different microphone positions to sample the piano, capturing its unique nuances and sonic detail. The user can fine-tune the sampled sounds via the instrument’s streamlined interface.
The bottom row hosts the volume envelope (Attack and Release), dynamic range, mechanics, tape, and ambiance controls. Sonuscore also provided several different reverb types and the unique “Glow” control, which adds instant atmosphere and depth to the piano’s sound.
Hear the instrument in action in the demo video below.
Keep in mind that lo•ki requires the full version of Kontakt to operate. It will only work for fifteen minutes in the free Kontakt Player plugin. Speaking of which, Kontakt is currently on a 50% OFF discount during the Cyber Season Sale at Native Instruments.
It’s also worth noting you can receive two additional libraries for free by signing up for Sonuscore’s newsletter. The email subscription offer includes the Free HD Orchestra Chords and Sustained String Chords libraries. When you visit the product page linked below, you should see a pop-up window with the subscription form. You might also be interested in Sonuscore’s free Ethnic Flute Phrases library.
To download your free copy of lo•ki, visit the product page on Sonuscore’s website and complete the free checkout process. A valid email address is required.
If you’re wondering whether or not lo•ki is worth the 2.6 GB of your hard drive space, the answer really comes down to your preference for piano libraries. It’s an intimately sampled felt piano that will work great in emotional pieces, music for film, etc.
Interestingly, we featured a free prepared piano sound library in our news section yesterday. The library is called Preparato Piano, and it’s available for free from Xperimenta Project.
More info: lo•ki (2.6 GB download size, ZIP archive, requires the full version of Kontakt)