You want to talk about raw power and dynamics, ok let?s do that: TBO has 93 unique samples/recorded notes. We are talking about 31 velocity layers pedal up, 31 pedal down and 31 release samples. Now why on earth does anyone want to produce a sampled piano of this size…?
Imagine playing a piano and only being allowed to hit keys with 8 different strengths. Hard to implement, but think of what that should do to your playing and inspiration. Think if the numbers of strength where limited to 4?.or maybe if we go up to 12. Still, very frustrating for a pianist to hit a key ppp and still get note with pp timbre. Or going from ppp to fff in a crescendo and only get 5-6 transitions in between.
We at SampleTekk believe that having many velocity samples/note is what makes a sampled piano realistic and inspiring to play. Our earlier pianos, Black Grand, White Grand, White Sister and Vertikal all has 16 layers pedal up and 16 pedal down, and to our knowledge, this is something that we are alone to have. But, now we set a new standard even to ourselves and give you a piano with 31 velocity samples per note. That is 31 pedal down, 31 pedal up and 31 matching release samples. Besides great sound and almost seamless transitions when you go from soft to brutal, what does this mean to your playing?
A piano is an incredibly versatile instrument! Just imagine, you can, on the same instrument, play everything from “Great Balls of Fire” to “Adagio Cantabile” and they both will come out great. The same instrument, the same location. This is possible due to a pianos incredible dynamic range. You can get so much out of a piano, just by playing it differently.