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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand
Garritan placed the awe-inspiring Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano in Abbey Road Studio One, where award-winning engineers used the world’s greatest microphones and equipment to create a stunning new virtual instrument library.
Every facet of this project reflects the perfection that only the most passionate can produce: the instrument, the room, the engineers, and the mics. Experience the passion reflected in every detail!
The Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand places the user on the bench before the Yamaha CFX, an incredible concert grand piano characterized by a wide palette of tonal colors and the ability to create the most subtle, expressive nuances. This beautiful instrument is matched with the stunning acoustics of Abbey Road Studios’ legendary Studio One and the finest collection of microphones in the world.
All facets of this project, the instrument, the room, the mics, and the recording expertise work together to create the finest sampled piano ever captured.
Apart from using it as a virtual instrument for your own compositions or recording, the Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand is also a great virtual instrument for pianists! You can now experience the joy of playing a CFX in Abbey Road Studio One by choosing one of the "Player" perspectives. These samples were created with a pair of mics placed closely and directly over the hammers along with samples created with the Neumann KU100 Dummy Head: The Binaural KU100 Dummy Head was placed directly behind the musicians head. This provides an intimacy to the instrument mixed with the unmistakable sense of playing the instrument in the acoustics of Studio One.