1928 Vintage Grand Steinway
- Infinite Velocity Grand Piano
- 32 Programs / 4 Parts
- 4.892 Real-Time Samples™ / 8.05GB
- Soundpaint™ Engine (Free)
- VST, AU and Standalone
- Also available in Kontakt
The Story of the Perfect Piano
The 1928 Piano began as a dream of finding the perfect grand piano.
A piano with a unique voice of its own. A voice that immediately sweetens the ear and grabs the heart. From the softest stroke of silk to the hammering hands of a rockstar. A voice that sounds mature. Like a perfectly aged singer.
Easy, right? We traveled to all the major Piano stores in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and audited over 400 grand pianos. We tried them all. The big, modern, opulent grands. Exotic Pianos. Vintage pianos. The small and intimate felt uprights.
But it all culminated on the third cellar floor of the San Francisco Steinway store. An old, brown vintage Steinway from 1928 that was protected under a thick dust cover. It was dusty and forgotten, but the piano caretaker had to keep tuning because he loved it so much.
We asked the store owner: "How come this amazing piano hasn't sold!?"
He answered: " ... Because it is brown. 95% of people don't purchase pianos to play them. They purchase them as furniture ..."
We proceeded to ask: "Why does it sound so rich and soulful?"
He answered: " ... Because it still has the original strings from 1928. The strings have aged like a really fine wine. Consider yourself lucky! ..."
And we hope it makes you feel lucky too.
The 1928 Grand Piano is free and comes together with our free Soundpaint engine. We feel the 1928 is the perfect demonstration of the Soundpaint Engine Technology and lets you feel the power of real-time rendering and velocity morphed samples.