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Studio Series MegaPiano CD ROM

MP3 Demos Online! (See Below)

The all-new PATCHMAN MUSIC Studio Series MegaPiano CD ROM for Unity DS-1 contains the ultimate, NON-LOOPED Steinway® Grand Piano banks for Unity DS-1 users. The Studio Series MegaPiano was designed to help you create professional sounding piano performances and recordings on your PC or Mac. This studio-miked acoustic grand piano was carefully sampled and programmed to be as playable and realistic as possible.

Bitheadz DS-1 Unity Sounds samples soundbanks programs patches Technical Specs

The Studio Series MegaPiano is comprised of stereo samples of a close-miked vintage Steinway® grand piano. There are absolutely NO LOOPS anywhere on this disc. Every sample on this CD ROM fades to silence naturally and smoothly. The longest samples are 18 seconds long! Up to 3 velocity levels are featured with up to every other note sampled throughout the entire range of the piano. The Unity envelopes were not used thus preserving the natural decay and timbral decay of this beautiful sounding piano. Because of this, the MegaPiano feels very comfortable to play. There are no unnatural loops, no fake-sounding envelopes, no abrupt sample transitions, and no sudden velocity switches to remind you that you are playing a sampler. Instead, playing the MegaPiano feels like you are playing a real acoustic piano. Even the smallest MegaPiano bank features smooth transitions between notes and throughout the velocity range. Now Mac owners as well as PC owners can experience what the 'Giga' phenomenon is all about. There is nothing like the totally natural sound of piano samples that fade naturally into silence. After just a few moments of playing the MegaPiano, you will truly appreciate the difference.

Bitheadz DS-1 Unity Sounds samples soundbanks programs patches You Choose Your Ambience

The Studio Series MegaPiano was sampled as dry as possible. We strongly believe that it sounds far more natural to add ambience to a clean sample, than to hear the ambience abruptly cut off when you release notes that were sampled with ambience. The MegaPiano is simply a clean studio quality recording of a Steinway® grand piano that easily allows you to control the ambience via outboard gear or plug-ins. Clean, dry samples gives you full control over your sound.

Bitheadz DS-1 Unity Sounds samples soundbanks programs patches Contents

The Studio Series MegaPiano CD ROM contains a full 650 megs of data. There are a total of 6 banks of varying sizes. This allows you to choose the right MegaPiano setup for your particular situation. Each bank contains 8 Programs which are variations on the sample set. The largest bank is 235 megs(!) which contains all of the MegaPiano samples contained on the CD. The other 5 banks are scaled-down versions of the 235 meg bank. The smallest bank is only 13 megs yet it still sounds great! The 6 banks on this CD ROM are...

MegaPno_013m_1v_6_22k.uds
MegaPno_056m_2v_6_44k.uds
MegaPno_081m_3v_6_44k.uds
MegaPno_117m_3v_2_22k.uds
MegaPno_164m_2v_2_44k.uds
MegaPno_235m_3v_2_44k.uds

The first part of the name is the: NAME OF THE BANK
The second part is the: SIZE OF THE BANK (in megs)
The third part is the: NUMBER OF VELOCITY LAYERS
The fourth part is the: NUMBER OF 1/2 STEPS BETWEEN SAMPLES
The fifth part is the: SAMPLE RATE (44.1k or 22.05k)

Your Price $95 + shipping. New Low Price!! To order, call us or use our Secure Online Order Form.

Formats: PC or Mac formatted CD ROM for use with BitHeadz Unity DS-1. Please specify PC or Mac when ordering.

Requirements: Unity or Unity Player version 2.0 or higher. Can also be used with various other BitHeadz products such as Black and Whites, etc. Just drop these banks in your Unity Banks folder!
Please Note: To load the 235 meg bank, you will need to allot at least 245 megs of RAM to Unity.


Bitheadz DS-1 Unity Sounds samples soundbanks programs patches Unity DS-1 Studio Series MegaPiano Audio Demos

Here are a few downloadable MP3 demos so you can hear for yourself the outstanding quality of the MegaPiano. These audio demos were recorded directly from Unity DS-1 to hard disk with NO processing added! Click one of the links below to download the high quality MP3 demos. Audio Demo Help

13 Meg MegaPiano MP3 Demo (500k)
81 Meg MegaPiano MP3 Demo (500k)
235 Meg MegaPiano MP3 Demo (500k)
235 Meg MegaPiano MP3 Demo #2 (1.3 megs)


Bitheadz DS-1 Unity Sounds samples soundbanks programs patches User Comments...

"WHOA!!! impressive indeed... MAN does it sound good! And it truly does sound better than GigaPiano - A/B the two MP3s one after the other and Giga will actually sound horrible."

"Hi Matt -- I ordered the MegaPiano tonight. I listened to as many on-line demos as I could (there were tons at that Purgatory Creek site, where your 2nd 235mb demo seems to have come from) and I must say, yours sounded the best to my ears. Even more compelling (to me) than the Giga and the East West Steinway for Giga. I play a Yamaha C7 at home and I NEVER thought I'd hear a digital piano that really sounded like a piano, and I am really thrilled with what I've heard from your site. Thanks."

"I've been researching digital pianos/samples for the last couple of days. The demo that impressed me most was actually MegaPiano for Unity from Patchman. I actually thought that this was more realistic than the GigaSampler pianos."

"I recently ordered the MegaPiano for Unity from Patchman. The largest sample is huge-235 mb and it sounds great! Subjective though it may be, I think it's the best piano sample I've heard."

"I'm thrilled with the MegaPiano from Patchman."


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