The eagled eyed amongst the visitors to the Waves booth 6620 at NAMM 2017 might have seen a demo of the latest piano VI plugin, the as yet unreleased Waves Grand Rhapsody which features the royal sound of the actual Fazioli F228 grand piano used on Adele’s “Hello” as well as Freddie Mercury at Metropolis Studios and carefully sampled by Waves.
Is This The Real Thing?
To give you the true sound of the piano at Metropolis, Waves used 8 different microphones to record the hammers, strings, keys, soundboard and every other part of the piano to capture even the smallest nuances in sound.
In the plugin you will be able choose which parts of the piano you want to hear by blending up to 3 separate microphone recordings of your choice.
The Waves Grand Rhapsody Piano is expected to feature the following controls...
- Formant - Changes the sound character but not the pitch. Each step equals a half-tone.
- Vel Curve - Changes the curve of the velocity response from logarithmic to exponential.
- 3 Mic Sections - Each section has 8 modelled microphones to choose between, from player position to room mic’s. Each Microphone section has the following controls:
- a. Level
- b. Delay
- c. Solo
- d. Mute
- e. Phase
- Key Up - Controls the Key Up samples level in the overall mix.
- Pedal - Controls the Pedal samples level in the overall mix.
- Sustain Resonance - Adjusts the sympathetic resonance simulation level in the overall mix. Note! It is heard only while the sustain pedal is pressed.
- Comp - One of the most Waves compressors behavior control.
- EQ section - Low, Mid and High (Low & Mid has also Frequency control)
- Volume - Main output level
- Limit - Turn On/Off the inside limiter.
Or Is This Just Fantasy?
Price and release date are not available at the time of writing but if you are at NAMM 2017 then do pop over the the Waves booth 6620, get a demo and let us know what you think...