CINEMATIC STUDIO PIANO

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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  1. High Country Alex Wallbank 2:06
  2. Closer Alex Wallbank 2:39
  3. Rondo Capriccioso Felix Mendelssohn 6:02

Features at a glance

INTRODUCING CINEMATIC STUDIO PIANO

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.

STRAIGHTFORWARD AND REALISTIC

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.

Compatible with free Kontakt Player

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes, the library is available by direct download, as this is the cheapest and most environmentally friendly way to distribute CSS. And thanks to our Advanced Download Manager, you can be assured you’ll get your library as quickly as your internet connection will allow.

Windows / Mac

Windows 7/8 or Mac OSX 10.7+, Quad Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 4.5GB Hard Drive space.

Kontakt 5.5 or Kontakt Player 5.5 is also required.

All of our libraries run inside the Kontakt sampler (full or free version), and therefore you require a good understanding of how Kontakt works before purchasing any of our libraries. Usually Kontakt is run as a plugin within a DAW such as Cubase or Logic (it runs inside all major DAWs). If you are new to Kontakt you can download the free version (Kontakt Player) here: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/samplers/kontakt-6-player/. Just download “Komplete Start” and you will get instructions for installing Kontakt Player as well as factory library with 2,000 sounds and 6 GB of content. This is a great way to familiarise yourself with the platform, and once you’re comfortable with how Kontakt integrates into your setup, using our libraries should be a straightforward progression from there. 
 
You should be comfortable with MIDI sequencing and editing, and although our libraries work without a MIDI keyboard, we thoroughly recommend using one. We are a small team and I’m afraid that while we support our products we cannot provide MIDI tutorials and tech support for Kontakt, various DAWs etc. Please inquire via the Support button if you’d like any further clarification.

Yes, the library is available by direct download, as this is the cheapest and most environmentally friendly way to distribute CSP. Thanks to our Advanced Download Manager, you can be assured you’ll get your library as quickly as your internet connection will allow.

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.

Yes, provided both machines are owned and used solely by you for the production of music. The best way to install CSP on another machine is to copy the CSP 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 CSP folder. You will also then need to click “authorise” and enter your serial number, so your second installation will be registered in our database.

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.

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.

Yes! If you purchase Cinematic Studio Strings you are automatically given the option to add Cinematic Studio Solo Strings for US$199 ($100 off) and/or Cinematic Studio Piano for half price ($34.50). Alternatively If you purchase Cinematic Studio Solo Strings first, please contact us via the Helpdesk for a discount coupon for $100 off the price of Cinematic Studio Strings.