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Very Close Piano 2

     Very Close Piano 2 is the piano with more precision, more attack and more density that you will ever hear.

     Very Close Piano 2 features, on top of a classic stereophonic recording, 2 unheard microphone positions which are impossible to produce in a traditional recording session :

     One microphone on the hammer and another at the other end of the string, with a cross fader for you to reach the best musical potential of each note.

     To fully enjoy the possibilities of these 3 microphone positions, Very Close Piano 2  features 3 modes:​

 - an easy-to-use Reverse mode​

 - a Legato mode with a Portamento option​

 - an exclusive X-Fade mode which allows you to change the sound from one or more microphone positions to another during each note. For example, you can take full advantage of the extreme proximity microphones on the attack of the note, while considering using the ambient take on the sustain for a better width.


In order to integrate the dense and precise sound of this Bösendorfer into your mockups as well as into your final mixes,

Very Close Piano 2 has been recorded in a neutral acoustic with high quality transparent gear.

In addition to Reverse, Legato and X-Fade modes, Very Close Piano 2.1 now features a new Simple mode.

You can learn more about updates here.


Learn more about Very Close Piano 2 with the first edition walkthrough.

1300+ samples

48kHz / 24 bits (scaled from 96kHz)

5 velocity layers

3 microphone positions, with 2 exclusives

Hammer  (mono)

Tail  (mono)

Room  (stéréo)

  • Exclusive X-Fade mode

  • Legato / Portamento mode

  • Reverse mode

  • Automatic panning options for close microphones

  • Dark mode...

Requires the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or later.

1320 samples - from 740Mb​ to 2.91Gb : size informations

For more information, you can download the user manual.

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