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Piano Realism Pack™ for MOTIF XS



The Piano Realism Pack for MOTIF XS is a library of sounds designed to enhance the sonic quality and realism of the pianos in a MOTIF XS. With the Piano Realism Pack you can produce more realistic sounding piano solo recordings of your MOTIF XS, as well as boost your playing enjoyment

A real piano:

A real piano's "action" produces subtle sounds that occur between the notes, some of which are missing from the stock MOTIF XS pianos: sounds from the dampers and the pedals, others of which can be enhanced: the sounds from the hammer mechanism. These sounds can be subtle (more felt than heard) -- but you can hear them if you listen carefully to a recording of a real piano. On a recording, the microphone may have been placed close enough to the action mechanism to pick up these sounds. Without the action sounds, a digital piano may sound somewhat artificial and two-dimensional at times.
 
The good news is that the powerful synthesis engine in the MOTIF XS has the ability to generate the piano action sounds without having to load additional waveforms. When you install the Piano Realism Pack, new voices are placed into user memory that, when combined with basic piano voices, replicate the sounds of a piano’s action with strikingly high quality results. Piano waveforms that you load into user memory can also be mixed with the action sounds. With the included Performances and Song Mixes you have easy and precise control of the individual components of hammer action, damper felt, damper action, pedal, and key-off string dampening. It’s like adding more microphones to your piano.

Some of the things you can do with this library:

  1. Make the piano sound more realistic and three-dimensional for a recording or live performance.
  2. Add body and a “woody” quality to the piano.
  3. Make a piano solo sound more “close-up” and intimate.
  4. Simulate an old piano.
  5. Isolate and individually control the characteristics of individual piano component parts.

The Piano Realism Pack for MOTIF XS includes over 100  voices, 32 Performances, and 32 MULTIs. The voices represent individual parts of the pianos, which are combined into complete piano simulations through Performances and MULTIs. A complete piano simulation may consist of any of the following:

  1. Key-off effect – sounds of strings being silenced by the dampers
  2. Damper felt effect – sounds of felt on and off of the strings by the dampers
  3. Pedal press and release effect – sounds of a pedal mechanism
  4. Hammer release effect – sounds of hammer action when keys are released
  5. Hammer felt effect – sounds of felt in the hammer action
  6. CFIII and S700 and in several tonal colors, plus a stretch-tuned S700 song mix*
*Although the built-in CFIII-based pianos (e.g. “Full Concert Grand”) are stretch-tuned, the S700 -based piano
(“S700 for XS” from XS Sample Bank) is not. The Piano Realism Pack includes a song mix that stretch-tunes the piano to more accurately simulate the tuning of the S700 of the S90ES. Stretch tuning is known to contribute to the “singing” quality of concert grand pianos. 

Predefined pianos:

Name

Type

Description

NatCX

CFIII

Natural C expanded

NatCX2

CFIII

Natural C expanded variation 2

BrtCX

CFIII

Bright C expanded

NatC-X

CFIII

Natural C -3 expanded

BrtC-X

CFIII

Bright C -3 expanded

NatC-+X

CFIII

Natural C -2 expanded

BrtC-+X

CFIII

Bright C -2 expanded

NatS0-X

CFIII

Natural C -1 expanded

BrtC0-X

CFIII

Bright C -1 expanded

NatC0+X

CFIII

Natural C +1 expanded

BrtC0+X

CFIII

Bright C +1 expanded

P250X2

CFIII

P250 simulation variation 2

BigSea

CFIII

Natural C with pad expanded

NatCPXA

CFIII

Natural C expanded with XA key off

NoisyCX

CFIII

Bright C +1 expanded noisy

CloseCX

CFIII

Natural C -1 close-up

NatSX

S700

Natural S expanded

NatSX2ST

S700

Natural S expanded stretch-tuned

BrtSX

S700

Bright S expanded

NatS-X

S700

Natural S -3 expanded

BrtS-X

S700

Bright S -3 expanded

NatS-+X

S700

Natural S -2 expanded

BrtS-+X

S700

Bright S -2 expanded

NatS0-X

S700

Natural S -1 expanded

BrtS0-X

S700

Bright S -1 expanded

NatS0+X

S700

Natural S +1 expanded

BrtS0+X

S700

Bright S +1 expanded

P250X

CFIII

P250 simulation expanded

BigOcean

S700

Natural S with pad expanded

NatSPXA

S700

Natural S expanded with XA key off

NoisySX

S700

Bright S +1 expanded noisy

CloseSX

S700

Natural S -1 close-up

 
What’s included:
  • User Guide (17 pages)
  • MOTIF XS All files: “PRP.X0A”
  • Demo Music
System requirements:
  • MOTIF XS
  • DIMM Memory (recommended)
  • 2 GB MOTIF XF-compatible USB flash drive for backup and installation
  • S700 Piano (recommended, from synthesizer distributor)
  • Piano Realism Accessory Cable or connected PC/MAC computer running Piano Realism Virtual Pedal software (for triggering damper and pedal effects)

Installation instructions:

The installation instructions are posted here to assist you in making a purchasing decision. Installation of the Piano Realism Pack requires the execution of several steps to be performed exactly as written in the instructions. It is recommended that you read the instructions carefully before purchasing this product so that you will be familiar with the steps and confident that you can perform them on your own.

Piano Realism Pack for MOTIF XS - Installation.pdf 

Product editions:

Edition

Feature

Studio

Studio/Live

Voice Library

Piano Realism Virtual Pedal Software

Piano Realism Accessory Cable


Price

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Please allow 24 hours to process your purchase request.
Please allow 1-2 weeks shipping time for a Piano Realism Accessory Cable. 

 Demo Music:
 Piano Type
 01. Ave Maria P250X - After.mp3  CFIIIS
 02. Ave Maria Full Concert Grand - Before.mp3  CFIIIS
 03. SatinDoll NatSX - After.mp3  S700
 04. SatinDoll Natural S - Before.mp3  S700