Experience firsthand the signature grand piano sound of composer and pianist Nils Frahm. This is the sound of a unique concert grand – handpicked by the artist, custom intonated, and augmented with a felt damper. We’ve captured the piano in its native habitat – the ambient environment of Saal 3 in Berlin’s renowned, Bauhaus-designed Funkhaus recording complex. The result is a unique, intense, and evocative instrument, with an atmosphere all of its own.
What sound do you need for your next piece? You have two here to choose from. The pure version delivers a clear, unadulterated grand piano tone. The felt version is completely distinct sample – the same grand piano, but with a felt moderator between hammers and strings, which creates a gentle tone with reduced attack. You can sculpt the sound of both by adjusting the attack, release, resonance, overtones, velocity curve, temperament, and more.
Looking to spark new ideas? Use the innovative particles engine to automatically generate clouds of pulsating, swirling harmonic elements based on what you play. The particles engine instantly adds motion to your playing and pushes you to explore new possibilities.
NOIRE isn’t about imitating a certain sound – it gives you inspiring raw material, and plenty of creative options for making the sound your own. Integrate noises for realism, choose from a range of sound design options, dial in some sub bass, and try your hand at creative tone shifting. Then fine-tune the piano’s place in the mix by applying EQ, compression, reverb, and delay.
NOIRE is designed for seamless integration with the KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards. For the ultimate NOIRE experience, try it out on the KOMPLETE KONTROL S88, which offers fully weighted hammer-action keys.
AT A GLANCE: NOIRE
Product type: KOMPLETE Instrument
Number of sounds: 2 NKIs (Noire Pure and Noire Felt)
Number of Snapshots: 100
Sound Category: Grand Piano and Prepared Grand Piano
Size: 16 GB
System requirements: Free KONTAKT PLAYER or KONTAKT (Version 6.0.4 or higher)
Please also see the KONTAKT PLAYER system requirements and the KONTAKT PLAYER FAQ