Hey what’s good fam!
Hope all is well with ya, things have been super busy around here, lots of changes…but I’m still on the case finding cool instruments to show you.
Today I’m checking out a new piano from Native Instruments called “The Giant”.
let’s check it out!
So what is The Giant?
It’s a sample library based off of a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE upright piano called the Klavins Piano Model 370i
It’s huge, like 12ft tall type huge.
The library is made for Kontakt and you get control over all aspects of the sound so it’s very versatile.
The regular version and the dark version both have their own preset system built right into the interface as well.
They also did a “dark” version which is made for more experimental and sound design/sfx work.
- content: 3.9GB
- format: Kontakt 5 player and Kontakt 5
- price: $119
How does it sound?
I dig the basic tonality of the piano, it has a really clean and smooth feel to it.
However I love that you can really get in and change the sound and dynamics of it. I love that I can change it from bright/crisp to more of a mellow and soft tone with a quick turn of the colour knob.
Having control over the noises and overtones is a plus as well.
The included convolution engine and samples really allow you to create some unique instruments.
The “dark” cinematic version is really cool as it throws in a second convolution engine for tweaking and effecting the sound even more.
Plus it’s just plain fun to experiment with.
Overall I really dig the sound quality of the instrument.
So what’s the bottom line?
This is a nice library with a lot to offer even if you have other piano libraries.
The amount of control you get is really cool but the cinematic portion of the library really makes it two instruments in one.
It runs in Kontakt 5 Player which means anyone can use it since you don’t need to have the full version of Kontakt.
It’s just a nice and creative library that is worth checking out if you want something a little different.
Definitely head over and checkout the demos and info on the NI site: http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/products/producer/powered-by-kontakt/the-giant/
leave me a comment below, let me know what you think