VIBRANT • PROFOUND • ETERNAL
CHROMA personifies the ageless beauty of the piano. Painstakingly recorded from a world class Yamaha C3, it fully captures the sonic exuberance of the ideal piano sound. It is not only the perfect recreation of the acoustic properties, but also a full exploration of the instrument. From the profundity of the single note, to mallets, pads, and e-bow, able to create rich and inspiring soundscapes – CHROMA is more than a piano, it is the experience of the piano itself.
- CHROMA is the new SONUSCORE flagship piano
- CHROMA offers 4 freely adjustable microphone positions
- CHROMA has a unique core engine that both recreates the piano’s original sonority and also creates new and abstract soundscapes
- CHROMA comes with an adjustable velocity curve to match the dynamics of nearly every piano keyboard
- Adjustable mechanics: Note On (press), Note Off (release), Pedal
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
- "Wow the sound of this piano is great but I think the biggest selling point for me is the flexibility. With this library I won’t need to worry so much about finding the right mood for my piano because they basically covered all grounds."
- "One of the very best pianos on the market. Very responsive!"
- "CHROMA is a masterful endeavor to be sure. It has a combination of richness and body, along with that unmistakable Yamaha shine. The mic selections and process really make this one stand out."
- "FINALLY a piano with added textures/layers that is clear and precise, and is NOT a felt piano like so many other companies produce….The standard piano sounds FABULOUS!"
- "I own a ton of piano libraries [...], and let me tell you this library is heads in tails beyond every piano library i own. Thank you for giving such an amazing tool to musicians and composers."
- "I really like this library, but perhaps for other reasons than most users. To me, it's the responsiveness and flexible velocity settings that sets it apart from other pianos which lack in this apartment. If a piano doesn't let me tweak the velocity settings to my liking, I don't feel connected to the it and creativity is never released."
A PIANO FOR ALL TIMES
CHROMA is not only a high-quality go-to piano for even your most demanding orchestra needs, it is also an endless source for inspiration. With 23 velocity layers and 8 round robins for mechanical sounds, CHROMA reflects the real piano sound closer than ever before. The recordings include palm mutes, brushes, mallets, e-bow, and chains – a full sonic exploration of the Yamaha C3 grand piano.
choose your piano
Though CHROMA was recorded from a top-class Yamaha C3, we developed it to shape the sound to any timbre you might need. With an adjustable velocity curve, the dynamic response can be matched to any keyboard. The sound can further be adjusted by attack, decay, delay, density, octavation, detune, sample-start, pan-randomizer and more.
realism at your fingers
With fully adjustable mechanical sounds (Note On, Note Off, Pedal) and 4 freely adjustable microphone positions (A/B, X/Y, ORTF and submic), CHROMA will become the choice piano for all your high-quality orchestral needs.
Intuitive and natural
From the interface through to the sound, CHROMA feels natural and easy to access.
A Complete Sonic Exploration
The piano was completely explored for the recording of this library. Not only were the notes played the traditional way, but we also used mallets, brushes, palm mutes, e-bow, and chains, all adjustable and combinable in the virtual instrument itself.
Add Mechanical Detail
Live the pure grand piano experience and control mechanical sounds like Note On, Note Off and Pedal for an even more realistic feel.
THE ENGINE – CREATE ABSTRACT SOUNDSCAPES
Utilizing the different recordings of the piano and its body along with an arsenal of creative effects, CHROMA provides for a great deal of inspiring options. From new and abstract soundscapes, to mimicking the sound of rain, CHROMA is not just a piano, but a powerful sound design tool.
ABOUT THE YAMAHA C3
The Yamaha C3 grand piano is the highest quality studio piano offered by Yamaha. With a reputation for its responsive touch, expressive tonal qualities, and rich resonance, it has made itself at home with some of the best professionals, studios, and concert halls alike.
- Works with the FREE KONTAKT PLAYER
- KONTAKT Version 6.7.1 or higher
- macOS 10.14 or higher
- Windows 10 or higher
- 8GB RAM (more recommended)
- At least 11 GB of free hard disk space. SSD hard disk recommended.
- Be advised that some presets of CHROMA need a fast CPU to run smoothly and require an Intel i7 processor or higher.
- Revolutionary SONUSCORE flagship grand piano
- Perfect recreation of the acoustic properties of a Yamaha C3 piano
- Also an inspiring tool for creating new and abstract soundscapes
- Full mod wheel support of its unique core engine, inspired by TIME TEXTURES
- Multiple modifiable articulations like brushes, mallets, e-bows, palm mutes, and chains
- 23 velocity layers and 8 round robins
- 4 freely adjustable microphone positions
- Over 90 ready-to-go naturalistic & cinematic ensemble presets