Scoring Piano

Introducing Scoring Piano – Unleash the timeless elegance of a vintage Fischer Upright piano from 1900, meticulously rebuilt and custom-made by the talented Steve Benjamins.

Immerse yourself in the rich, authentic sound captured at Altamira Sound in Alhambra, CA, skillfully recorded by renowned engineer James Riotto.

An expressive, personal and emotive upright piano sample library, created for modern media composition.

Please note: FULL retail version of Kontakt 6.4.2 or later is required. NOT for Kontakt Player.

$ 34.50 $ 69.00

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Developer

Inlet Audio

Size

7.8 GB

Format

Scoring Piano - Expressive, Personal & Emotive Upright Piano for Kontakt

Unleash the timeless elegance of a vintage Fischer Upright piano from 1900, meticulously rebuilt and custom-made by the talented Steve Benjamins.

Immerse yourself in the rich, authentic sound captured at Altamira Sound in Alhambra, CA, skillfully recorded by renowned engineer James Riotto.

We meticulously captured the essence of this vintage upright piano over an intensive two-day recording and sampling session.

Employing state-of-the-art studio preamps and premium microphones, we preserved both the exquisite sound and rich history embedded within each note.

James Riotto

About James

Owner of Altamira’s Vintage Fischer Upright Piano from 1900

With a passion for crafting diverse records, this James has collaborated with an impressive array of artists, including Jamie xx, Dirty Projectors, Alex Cameron, and more.

In January 2022, he co-founded Altamira Sound, a two-room recording facility located in a 3800sf warehouse in Alhambra, alongside partners Rob Shelton, Carly Bond, and Andrew Maguire.

Grounded in a jazz background, they honed their performance and composition skills under the guidance of Mark Dresser and Marty Ehrlich.

Boasting a decade-long stint as a staff engineer at Tiny Telephone Studios in the Bay Area, they’ve produced numerous records.

Beyond their technical prowess, they are a versatile musician, proficient in various instruments, and skilled in crafting string and woodwind arrangements.

Effects

  • EQ
  • Compressor
  • Reverb (5)
  • Delay (x5)
  • Filter

Microphones

  • Josephson c617 (Close)
  • Coles 4038 (Sub)
  • Schoeps cmc6 mk4 (Room)

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.13 or later / Intel i5 or newer
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, / Quad-core Intel i5 or newer
  • Recommended Cores & RAM: Quad-core & above, min. 8GB RAM (16GB & above recommended)
  • We strongly recommend storing Scoring Piano on a Solid State Drive (SSD) for better performance – regular spinning Hard Disk Drives (HDD) may not be as efficient
  • 7.8GB (over 2630 samples)
  • 15GB disk space required during install
  • 24 bit / 48kHz

Behind The Scenes

Situated in a 3,800 sq ft building in Alhambra, CA, Altamira features two F.C. Owens-designed studios with a mix of modern and vintage recording equipment.

Studio A includes a spacious tracking room with two pianos, an API Legacy console, and a Studer A827 tape machine.

Studio B is ideal for overdubs, equipped with a computer-based control room and a selection of outboard gear.

Owned and operated by Carly Bond, Andrew Maguire, James Riotto, and Rob Shelton, Altamira’s team, with over a decade of collaborative experience, is dedicated to providing a supportive and inspiring recording environment.

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