The Salamander Grand Piano is sampled from a Yamaha C5 and originally released with 16 sampled velocity layers. With this very detailed level of sampling the library reaches over a gigabyte.
By applying phase alignment, then velocity cross-fading, the sample library is reduced to around 300MB. Still not a small library, but a balanced trade-off between size and fidelity. The SFZ library can now aslo be loaded in slightly older machines without any hiccups. (If you are looking for a smaller footprint library, check out HED-Sounds’s 24.5MB SF2 soundfont, the Salamander C5 Light, which is an incredible sampling feat).
- Three phase aligned layers with velocity crossfading
- Re-tuning using the Entropy Piano Tuner
- Includes a lighter SFZ script using only two velocity layers
- License* : Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
- 48kHz 24 bit (389 MB uncompressed wav)
- 44.1kHz 16 bit (238 MB uncompressed wav)
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