VENICE UPRIGHT K8
This free wavetable expansion for the GSi Gemini features the sampling of
Kawai K8 upright piano. This piano was kindly offered for sampling by music
shop Bettin located in Padova, Italy.
The sampling process took place during the month of August 2022 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 2 GB worth of stereo high definition
samples. The end result is the selection of a total of 480 MB worth of sampled
material with velocity layers ranging from 8 to 4 per key according to the
Samples are not looped, so the natural decay of the instrument has been
preserved, and no EQing nor any other kind of post-processing has been
applied. The recording has been done using 4 microphones, two on the front,
one in the middle and one on the back, towards the bass zone.
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!