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Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) and realsamples present the “Luthéal Piano”, a comprehensively sampled version of one of the rarest instruments in the world. Featuring more than 9.500 single samples, this virtual Luthéal allows you to play Maurice Ravel’s pieces the way they were supposed to be played.

Whether you’re into classical music or not – the sounds of the Luthéal don’t need to be limited to the pieces of Maurice Ravel in the grand scheme of things. The different stops are just made for anything that screams for a fresh and unusual approach. Now, this one original Luthéal in existence can travel the world – on your desktop!

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A Rare, One Of A Kind Prepared Piano Instrument For Full Kontakt

“Luthéal Piano” has been meticulously sampled by realsamples to capture the very essence of the original instrument’s tone and dynamic range.

Features

  • 9.500 single samples, 44.1Khz/24bit
  • 4 Base Instruments (stop combinations) – Cimbalom (Dulcimer-like), Clavecin Stop (“harpsichord”), Harp Tiree (Felt), Piano (Pleyel™ Grand)
  • Up to 32 velocity layers
  • Presets are included for Kontakt® and EXS24® software samplers

Note: The Kontakt instruments require the FULL Retail version of Kontakt (NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player).

Note: Please be aware you will be required to visit an external website in order to create an account, redeem and download your product. We do not host the download at VSTBuzz.

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Explore The Inspiring Sounds Of “The Original Prepared Piano”

The Luthéal is probably one of the rarest piano instruments in existence – with only one original instrument being left. Invented by the Belgian George Cloetens, it uses a grand piano as its basis and allows to change the tone of the piano by applying the Luthéal mechanism. Built in 1922, it has been completely restored and resides at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Brussels.

Conductors from all over the world inquire regularly to rent the Luthéal for concerts to play Maurice Ravel’s pieces. However, shipping the last one of its kind around the globe proved to be impossible. As a result, MIM and realsamples teamed up to provide a comprehensive sample set of this rare instrument, featuring more than 9.500 single samples. The virtual Luthéal allows to play Ravel’s pieces the way they were supposed to be.

Besides the regular grand piano sound – coming from a great Pleyel™ grand – the iron mechanism of the Luthéal offers additional sounds such as the Clavecin stop: It is reminiscent of a harpsichord by adding nails to the strings. The Clavecin (“harpsichord”) stop is a great call for a little experiment when a straight harpsichord would sound too far off.

The Harp Tirée stop adds felt dampers to the strings, producing a harmonic sound similar to an all-acoustic version of a Rhodes® electric piano, with warm yet lively harmonics. Both stops can be added at the same time, a combined setup which is referred to as Cimbalom, offering the sound spectrum of a dulcimer.

Perhaps realsamples should have called the library “The Original Prepared Piano” – because that is basically what the Luthéal is. While the Luthéal hasn’t exactly been music for the masses yet, it is treasuring unique yet musical sounds to be explored by the curious and the willing.

The instrument was sampled chromatically with every register, providing up to 32 velocity layers to musically reproduce the Luthéal. Additionally, samples of key release noises for each key and stop are available with 8 velocity layers per key to contribute to the overall picture of the instrument. Pedal noise samples of each stop (pedal push/release) have been recorded as well.

Presets are included for Kontakt® (full version required) and EXS24® software samplers.

For the recording, realsamples employed Wagner™ U47w® tube microphones with Crane Song™ Flamingo® preamps and Universal Audio™ 2192® digital converters. The samples were recorded at 192 kHz/24 bits and downsampled to 44.1kHz/24bits.

Additional Product Information

  • Samplerate – 44.1 kHz/24bits
  • Format – Kontakt™/EXS24™
  • Delivery – Download

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So What Can I Do With “Luthéal Piano”?

Whether you’re into classical music or not – the sounds of the “Luthéal Piano” need not be limited to the pieces of Maurice Ravel, in fact it is perfect for any musical style that screams for a fresh and unusual approach.

  • 9.500 single samples, 44.1Khz/24bit
  • 4 Base Instruments – Cimbalom (Dulcimer-like), Clavecin Stop (“harpsichord”), Harp Tiree (Felt), Piano (Pleyel™ Grand)
  • Up to 32 velocity layers
  • Presets are included for Kontakt® and EXS24® software samplers

Note: The Kontakt instruments require the FULL Retail version of Kontakt (NOT compatible with the Free Kontakt Player).

Note: Please be aware you will be required to visit an external website in order to create an account, redeem and download your product. We do not host the download at VSTBuzz.

"Luthéal Piano" by realsamples

77% off "Luthéal Piano" by realsamples

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Normally €125 – get it at 77% off before it’s gone!

  • 77% off the normal price (normally €125)!
  • 9.500 single samples, 44.1Khz/24bits
  • 4 Base Instruments (stop combinations) – Cimbalom (Dulcimer-like), Clavecin Stop (“harpsichord”), Harp Tiree (Felt), Piano (Pleyel™ Grand)
  • Up to 32 velocity layers
  • Presets are included for Kontakt® and EXS24® software samplers
  • Note: The Kontakt instruments require the FULL Retail version of Kontakt (NOT compatible with the Free Kontakt Player).
  • Note: Please be aware you will be required to visit an external website in order to create an account, redeem and download your product. We do not host the download at VSTBuzz.
  • Perfect for any music style that screams for a fresh and unusual approach!

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