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Classic Upright Pianos

Classic Upright Pianos

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Abbey Road Classic Upright Pianos

Cinesamples präsentiert mit Abbey Road Classic Upright Pianos eine Kontakt Player Library mit dem legendären Sound der weltberühmten Abbey Road Studios. Aufgenommen wurden zwei Pianos, das Challen Studio Piano und das "Mrs. Mills” Piano (1905 Steinway Vertegrand), gemischt wurden sie von Cinesample´s Tim Starnes. Die Library beinhaltet 3 Mixes: Vintage Mix, Modern Mix und Room Mix.

Technische Details in englischer Sprache:

Interface & Features

Classic Upright Pianos GUI


Abbey Road Classic Upright Pianos features three mixes, which can co-exist in any ratio at any time without any phasing problems.

  • Vintage Mix - Utilizes the same microphones and techniques often used on the Challen and the Mrs. Mills pianos at Abbey Road Studios in the 1960s: the AKG D19c (dynamic mic) - via REDD.47 valve pre-amp, the Neumann U67 (valve condenser mic) and the AKG C12 (valve condenser mic). 

  • Modern Mix - Utilizes a pair of Coles 4038 (ribbon mic) over the hammers and a pair of Neumann U87s (condenser mic) placed in front of the sound board to create a full, warm sound.

  • Room Mix - Utilizes a Decca Tree (three Neumann TLM50s) in addition to a pair of ambient mics (DPA 4006) to capture the sound of the famous Studio Two at Abbey Road.


The Velocity Curve portion at the top-center of the GUI can be used to fine tune how the piano responds to your personal playing style. 

The FX section on the right side of the GUI presents more options for the user to sculpt the sound of the instrument. The included FX: EQ, Stereo Width, Saturator, and Filter all can be set individually per mix by selecting the corresponding buttons above the drop-down menu. Additionally, the three knobs on the left side of the GUI provide further flexibility in all three patches.


  • 01: Challen
  • 02: Challen Tack
  • 03: Mrs. Mills


The Upright Pianos

Challen Studio Piano

This piano (model number 861834) was built in the 1930s by Piano Works, London. The Challen has a very mellow sound compared to Mrs. Mills, more attuned to a typical house-hold upright piano.

Challen Tack (“Jangle Box”)

recordingThe Challen also has a tack option, which can be engaged by pressing a pedal to lower brass-tipped strips of felt that drop down between the hammers and the strings. Because of the distinct sound made by the brass tips, Abbey Road engineers often referred to this piano as the jangle box.

Unlike the Mrs. Mills, the Challen is always kept properly (traditionally) tuned and provides a warm, midrange tone, as an alternative to Miss Mills or a full concert grand. This piano was used extensively on the Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour and ‘The Beatles (White Album).

The “Mrs. Mills” Piano (1905 Steinway Vertegrand)

Purchased by EMI in 1953 for £404, the ‘vertegrand was modified in the late 1950s at the order of Abbey Road pop engineer Stuart Eltham. Eltham requested the piano be kept slightly out of tune and had the felt on its hammers hardened with lacquer to create a distinctive, bright and percussive sound.

Mrs. Mills PianoStill in use at Abbey Road today, the Steinway has played an integral part in countless recordings. It became known as the “Mrs. Mills” piano in homage to Gladys Mills, a regular user who created more than 40 albums of jaunty piano music for EMI in the 1960s and ‘70s. But the Mrs. Mills piano was most famously played by The Beatles, featuring prominently in many of their recordings including "Penny Lane" and "With A Little Help From My Friends".



Abbey Road Studios is an iconic symbol in the international music industry. The studios have been at the heart of British music for almost 80 years and been the home of countless landmark recordings and innovative techniques, equipment and technology.


Abbey Road Studio 2Probably the most famous studio in the world, Studio Two is certainly Abbey Roads most recognizable room and has changed little since its 1960s heyday. Originally constructed for the exclusive use of EMIs Columbia label, Studio Two grew to be regarded as Abbey Roads home of pop and is synonymous with The Beatles. But Studio Two has also played host to countless landmark recordings by an array of artists including Kate Bush and Pink Floyd along with TV shows such as Live From Abbey Road.

Artists who have recorded in Studio Two include: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Fiona Apple, Kate Bush, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, David Gilmour, Dido, Green Day, Groove Armada, Idlewild, Muse, Oasis, Underworld, U2, Radiohead, Kanye West, and a wealth of film scores. 


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 AchtungIn diesem Produkt ist keine "Kontakt Player" Lizenz/Seriennummer enthalten! 

Sie benötigen zur uneingeschränkten Nutzung eine aktuelle Vollversion des Native Instruments  "Kontakt" Samplers.

Wichtig: Mit der kostenlosen Kontakt Player Version können Sie die Library lediglich im 15 Minuten Demo-/Test Modus betreiben!  


Eventuell lässt sich dieses Produkt auch mit einer älteren Kontakt Version betreiben.
Details dazu entnehmen Sie bitte der Produktbeschreibung.

Windows 7, 8 oder 10 (aktuelles Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo oder AMD Athlon 64, 4 GB RAM (6 GB empfohlen)

Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 oderr 10.11, Intel Core Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB empfohlen)

für alle Systeme

  • 1GB freier Festplattenspeicher für die Anwendungn
  • zusätzlicher Festplattenspeicher entsprechend der Library Grösse
  • Internet Verbindung zur Produktaktivierung (auf beliebigem Computer möglich)


  • Stand-Alone
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 oder höher)

OS Kompatibilität früherer Kontakt Versionen (bitte prüfen Sie die Kompatibilität zu Ihren Libraries)

Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 oder höher)
Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 oder höher)

Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP oder höher)
Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 oder höher)

Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP oder höher)
Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP oder höher)
Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - Classic Upright Pianos

Q: Kann ich den FREE Kontakt Player verwenden, um diese Instrumente im "Kontakt Format" abzuspielen?
A: Nein, reine "Kontakt Format" Libraries benötigen die Vollversion des Kontakt Samplers. Die FREE Player Version kann diese nur im 15 Minuten Demo-Mode wiedergeben. Unter "Systemanforderung" ist bei unseren Produkten immer angegeben, ob ein Free Kontakt Player enthalten ist

Q: Wenn ich versuche mit "Add Library" eine Library hinzuzufügen, bekomme ich folgende Fehlermeldung: "No Library found"
A: Dann handelt es sich um keine verschlüsselte Kontakt Library sondern um ein offenes Kontakt Format. In diesem Video von Sounds & Gear findest du nützliche Tipps (Englisch) zu Kontakt Libraries.

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