Music Software Review: Lipp Piano by Strezov Sampling [VIDEO]

Strezov Sampling are back with their second piano library, the larger and more extensive Lipp Piano. After providing us with the Belarus Piano, the developers have gone back and captured a century-old Richard Lipp & Sohn instrument with a host of modern sampling features, such as three mic positions, five dynamic layers, and four round robin variations (and many piano libraries today surprisingly still don’t offer round robins).

Such is their description and claim on the website:

“Intimate, unique, huge dynamic range and dead easy to mix: that’s our Lipp Piano. Recorded in Sofia Session Studio with 3 different mic positions and according to our sample philosophy, far away from an overprocessed sound many of today’s piano libraries have. This 100 year-old instrument will inspire you as it did all the pianists during the last century.

After months of research and our first piano sampling adventure “Belarus” we know what a modern piano library has to contain to be a useful tool in the arsenal of a modern media composer, which inspires and gets the job done quickly. Lipp is the final result and when you watch the walkthroughs you will realize that no words can praise this library more than its actual sound and beautiful GUI, which makes it easier than ever to get your piano parts into the mix. Featuring an intuitive dry/wet slider, which controls all mic positions at once as well as Stereo Spread and EQ functions, you won’t need any additional processing.”

The Lipp Piano is designed for the full version of Kontakt 5.3 (or higher), and comes in at 15.5 GB when installed. It’s priced at USD 90, and can be purchased and downloaded directly from the Strezov Sampling website.

Watch Meena Shamaly’s review below:

 

 

Strezov Sampling are back with their second piano library, the larger and more extensive Lipp Piano. After providing us with the Belarus Piano, the developers have gone back and captured a century-old Richard Lipp & Sohn instrument with a host of modern sampling features, such as three mic positions, five dynamic layers, and four round robin variations (and many piano libraries today surprisingly still don’t offer round robins). Such is their description and claim on the website: “Intimate, unique, huge dynamic range and dead easy to mix: that’s our Lipp Piano. Recorded in Sofia Session Studio with 3 different mic positions and according to our sample philosophy, far away from an overprocessed sound many of today’s piano libraries have. This 100 year-old instrument will inspire you as it did all the pianists during the last century. After months of research and our first piano sampling adventure “Belarus” we know what a modern piano library has to contain to be a useful tool in the arsenal of a modern media composer, which inspires and gets the job done quickly. Lipp is the final result and when you watch the walkthroughs you will realize that no words can praise this library more than its actual sound and beautiful GUI, which makes it easier than ever to get your piano parts into the mix. Featuring an intuitive dry/wet slider, which controls all mic positions at once as well as Stereo Spread and EQ functions, you won’t need any additional processing.” The Lipp Piano is designed for the full version of Kontakt 5.3 (or higher), and comes in at 15.5 GB when installed. It’s priced at USD 90, and can be purchased and downloaded directly from the Strezov Sampling website. Watch Meena Shamaly’s review below:

   

Lipp Piano


Installation – 100%


Patches – 90%


Interface – 80%


Sound – 95%


Value – 90%



91%

91/100

The Lipp Piano is a pleasure to play. The sound is natural and beautiful, and the interface keeps things simple without sacrificing flexibility and control over your sound.

91

Written by: Meena Shamaly

Meena Shamaly is a composer, artist, multi-instrumentalist and performance poet based in Melbourne, Australia. His music covers a wide range of styles and sensibilities and often intersects with his poetry. He is part of international production house EON Sounds, working on various film, TV, video game, and production library projects.

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