VENICE GRAND CFX
This free wavetable expansion for the GSi Gemini features the sampling of a
gorgeous Yamaha CFX
kindly offered for sampling by music shop Bettin
located in Padova, Italy.
The sampling process took place during the month of February 2023 by GSi using our custom piano
sampling robot, built in collaboration with Crumar. The whole sampling process is fully automated and runs completely unattended.
It took about 6 hours to capture over 4 GB worth of stereo high definition samples.
The end result is the selection of a total of 557 MB worth of sampled material consisting in 245 stereo samples, with velocity layers ranging from 12 to 6 per key according to the keyboard zone.
Samples are not looped, so the natural decay of the instrument has been preserved, and no EQ nor any other kind of post-processing has been applied.
The recording has been done using only 4 microphones, two large diaphragm wide-cardioid condenser mikes right above the dampers, and two large diaphragm condenser mikes positioned at human ears height in front of the open side of the lid.
Once loaded into the Gemini, the GSP-01 sample playback engine adds a layer of physically modeled resonances
that enrich the sound by adding the missing interactions between notes that naturally happen when playing a piano but can't
be reproduced just with samples.
Before attempting to install this wavetable expansion,
make sure you have the last firmware installed!