This free wavetable expansion for the GSi Gemini features a grand piano sample set
made by Crumar in Venice, Italy. It consists of more than 450 Mb worth of sampled
content. The samples haven't been processed nor looped, in order to preserve the
timbre of the original instrument, so no EQ and no compression have been added,
and it wasn't necessary to de-noise the samples because the recording has been
done using high end equipment in a very silent and acoustically treated room. The
longest sample can reach up to 30 seconds, and all notes have 8 velocity layers. The
grand piano has been thoroughly tuned and voiced by an expert technician before
starting the sampling session. The sampling has been done using only two
condenser microphones and the lid, the keyboard cover and the name plate were completely removed.
The GSP-01 sample player, built into the Gemini, allows the re-pedaling effect and
adds sympathetic resonances using an hybrid layer of physical modeling synthesis
that can be adjusted to taste from the Editor.