First Look: Randy’s Prepared Piano by Cinesamples

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Cinesamples teamed up with Pianist, Composer, and Orchestrator Randy Kerber focusing his film score experience and time-tested specialty piano techniques into a new Kontakt instrument. This library possesses a pristine sample set and stands apart from other prepared piano libraries with its pragmatic playability.

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First Look: Randy’s Prepared Piano by Cinesamples

‘Randy’s Prepared Piano is a part of Cinesamples Artist Series. The Prepared Piano instrument for Kontakt is the second collaboration with Pianist, Composer, and Orchestrator Randy Kerber and developer Cinesamples.

The first collaboration between the two was the sample instrument Randy’s Celeste. That collaboration came about as the team developed a unique Celeste sound utilizing Randy’s experience performing the original “Harry Potter” theme (composed by John Williams, and played by Randy Kerber) as well as Celeste performances on such scores as “Minority Report”, “Catch Me If You Can” and more.

Randy’s Prepared Piano is a Kontakt Player Instrument with NKS compatibility and works in both the FREE & Full Kontakt 5.6.8 or higher.

For this collaboration, Cinesamples has set out to capture Randy’s unique take on a Prepared Piano. The sample set was captured performing on 3 different pianos recording at both Sony’s MGM Scoring Stage and the Hollywood Scoring Studios Stage in Los Angeles, California.  The library features a number of extended techniques Randy has developed performing on dozens of film scores from Forrest Gump to Harry Potter, LA LA LAND to Star Wars The Force Awakens.

Randy’s Prepared Piano includes 12 Mix presets that utilize the different Microphone and Reverb controls.

In the video (above), I share my experience checking out the library for the first time. Listening to the different extended technique samples programmed into playable instruments and experiment a bit with the instrument’s Mixing and reverb presets.

Randy’s Prepared Piano comes with 10 Kontakt Multis that combine the extended technique instruments with Cinesamples CineSine LITE Kontakt instrument.

 

CineSine LITE is included as an additional patch made of a simple sine wave and tuned pink noise.

Randy’s Prepared Piano normally sells for $129.00 from Cinesamples
At the time of posting Randy’s Prepared Piano is on a special intro price of $99 until July 9, 2019 from Cinesamples

Facts

Randy’s Prepared Piano downloads as 13.37 GB. The library was created from sampling a Piano performed with special augmentation including Rubber Mallets, Finger Mutes, Dimes, Putty, Harmonics, Chains, Metal Bar, Ping Pong Balls Scrapes and Dual Piano Samples.

The library was recorded at MGM Scoring Stage and the Hollywood Scoring Studios Stage in Los Angeles, California.

The instrument comes with Pedal Volume, Hammer Volume & Dynamic Range controls as well as a CineSine LITE instrument (sine wave and pink noise) and several Kontakt Multis.

Randy’s Prepared Piano is a Kontakt Player Instrument with NKS compatibility and works in both the FREE & Full Kontakt 5.6.8 or higher.

Randy’s Prepared Piano normally sells for $129.00 from Cinesamples
At the time of posting Randy’s Prepared Piano is on a special intro price of $99 until July 9, 2019 from Cinesamples

 

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