A versatile piano sample library for Kontakt Player

With Cinematic Studio Piano, we invite you to take a seat at a Yamaha C7 Grand in a world-class scoring stage. You’ll be inspired by the warm, realistic sound of the instrument, captured by an array of beautiful ribbon and condenser microphones and recorded using the same techniques as the rest of the Cinematic Studio Series. CSP’s intelligent scripting ensures maximum realism and versatility. CSP uses the same straightforward GUI as the rest of the series and is available now for Kontakt and Kontakt player.

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  •   High Country - Alex Wallbank
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Features at a glance

Introducing cinematic studio piano

straightforward and realistic

compatible with free kontakt player

The vibrancy and realism of CSP make it the perfect piano accompaniment to the rest of the Cinematic Studio Series of orchestral libraries. CSP features a beautiful Yamaha C7 Grand, recorded in Australia’s premiere scoring stage. Great care went into capturing the full dynamic range of the instrument, with the pedal up and down. We also captured the incidental key and pedal noises that occur during a real performance, adding greater authenticity to the sound.

Like the rest of the Cinematic Studio Series, CSP features a no-nonsense GUI, which is easy to learn so you can get straight to work. Four microphone channels, controlled via the mixer, provide the perfect combination of detail and ambience. We also included a variety of scrapes, glissandos and plucks in an FX patch, perfect for adding tension to a score. The output routing feature makes it easy to sculpt your own sound, and the modest resource footprint means you can comfortably add it to any project.

Cinematic Studio Piano is fully compatible with the free Kontakt Player, and will work as a standalone product with no need to purchase additional software. Kontakt Player is available as a separate download from Native Instruments and can be downloaded free of charge by clicking here. CSP is also designed for use with the new exciting range of NKS Keyboards.

Cinematic Studio Piano is recorded in the same world-class scoring stage as Cinematic Studio Strings, and is the perfect piano accompaniment to the rest of the series. With an integrated high quality reverb, multiple microphone positions and carefully recorded key and pedal noises, CSP’s intuitive GUI and real-life sound make it an invaluable addition to your orchestral template.

  • Is CSP download only?

    We recommend direct download as this is the quickest, cheapest and most environmentally friendly way to distribute CSP. And thanks to our Advanced Download Manager, you can be assured you'll get your library as quickly as your internet connection will allow. However backup DVDs are also available for US$33 if ordered at time of purchase, but please note that these can take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive.

  • Am I allowed to use music I create with Cinematic Studio Piano for commercial purposes?

    Yes, there are no commercial restrictions placed on music created with the library, even if you have applied for an Educational Discount. See our product Terms and Conditions for more information.

  • Am I allowed to install CSP on a second machine?

    Yes, provided both machines are owned and used solely by you for the production of music. The best way to install CSS on another machine is to copy the CSS folder from the first to the second computer via an external HD. Once you have done that, you will need to run through the same installation process as you would have when you originally installed it, i.e. click "add library," and then locate the CSS folder. You will also then need to click "authorise" and enter your serial number, so your second installation will be registered in our database.

  • Why does the library disappear from the Kontakt Library Browser tab when I re-open my DAW? (from NI FAQ):

    In some special cases, KONTAKT libraries may disappear from the Library tab after restarting KONTAKT. To resolve this issue follow these steps. Firstly, download and install the latest version of KONTAKT 5, which is available via Service Centre or by logging in to the Update Manager on the Native Instruments website.


    Navigate to the following folder:


    Mac OS:

    Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support > Native Instruments > Service Center



    C > Program Files > Common Files > Native Instruments > Service Center


    Delete the "Productname.xml" file belonging to the KONTAKT library, which disappears from the Library tab. Launch KONTAKT 5 and add the library again to the Library tab. If you are asked to activate the library, click Activate in the library box and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • I've downloaded the library, how do I install it?

    There is a detailed installation guide in the email you received at the time of purchase. If you cannot find this email, please check your spam folder to make sure it isn't there. If you have any further questions regarding installation please send us a support request via the button at the bottom right of this website.

  • What are the minimum system requirements?

    Windows / Mac

    Windows 7/8 or Mac OSX 10.7+, Quad Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 4.5GB Hard Drive space (up to 9GB Hard Drive space is required during installation). Kontakt 5.5 or Kontakt Player 5.5 is also required.

  • My HDD crashed and I lost all of the samples, can I re-download them?

    Sorry to hear that! The download links provided at the time of purchase remain active for one week before automatically deactivating. We offer an online backup option at the time of purchase for $3.95, which will keep the links open for a year. However we recommend backing up your files by simply copying the entire “Cinematic Studio Series” folder to an external backup HD. To re-install, simply copy the folder back to your preferred location and re-add the library in Kontakt if necessary. In case of an emergency, we will re-activate your links for a fee of $7.50 to cover bandwidth and admin costs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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