Native Company Instruments has announced the release of NOIRE, a new Kontakt instrument that captures the signature piano sound of composer and pianist Nils Frahm. The instrument – which includes both clean and felt versions of the Yamaha CFX 9 concert grand show – was carefully selected from the rich Saal 3 environment at Berlin’s Funkhaus recording complex. The result is a unique, intense and memorable instrument with its own atmosphere. Two different sets of samples – clean and felt
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Experience the signature piano sound of composer and pianist Nils Frahm. This is the sound of a unique concert grand piano, selected by the artist, individually intonated and complemented by a felt damper. We captured the piano in its natural habitat – the environment of Saal 3 in Berlin’s famous Bauhaus-designed Funkhaus recording complex. The result is a unique, intense and memorable instrument with its own atmosphere.
CLEAN AND FELT
What sound do you need for your next production? You have two here to choose from. The clean version provides a clean, clear piano sound. The felt version is a completely separate piece – the same piano, but with a felt moderator between the hammers and strings, creating a gentle tone with reduced attack. You can shape the sound of both by adjusting attack, release, resonance, overtones, velocity curve, temperament and more.
WHAT IS A PARTICLE ENGINE?
Want to spark new ideas? Use an innovative particle engine to automatically generate clouds of pulsating, spinning harmonic elements based on what you play. The particle engine instantly adds movement to your game and pushes you to explore new possibilities.
NOIRE is not an imitation of a specific sound – it gives you inspiring source material and plenty of creative options to create your own sound. Integrate noise for realism, choose from a variety of sound design options, add sub-bass, and try your hand at creative tonal bending. Then adjust the piano’s place in the mix by applying EQ, compression, reverb and delay.
FOR FULL CONTROL NOIRE is designed to integrate seamlessly with KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards. For the ultimate NOIRE experience, try it out on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S88, which features fully weighted hammer-action keys.
EXCITING CONCERT GRAND
Niels Frahm’s concert grand piano, carefully selected from the legendary space
Versions with a clean, soft and durable design with high customization options.
The innovative particle engine generates ideas for solo compositions, voice-overs, and more.