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Grand Piano sound Native instruments s88 mk2

ciscodudewan
ciscodudewan Member Posts: 3 Member
edited February 2022 in Kontakt

hello

probably dumb question but cant find an answer. I just purchased and received a s88 mk2

tonight I am download all the software... One question in the software downloads I dont see anything for a grand piano sounds? I do see the Gentleman upright piano. but nothing for a grand piano? What am I missing.. Surely I dont have to purchase an add on for Grand Piano sounds? I am a newbie to this so please go lightly on me :)

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  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI Administrator Posts: 2,525 admin
    Answer βœ“

    Hii @ciscodudewan welcome to the forum!

    S88 comes with Komplete Select, which doesn't include THE GRANDEUR unfortunately. You can see a list of all instruments included in Select here:

    Compare Komplete 13

    If you want more instruments or libraries, you can always buy separately or upgrade to Komplete 13. πŸ™‚

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  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI Administrator Posts: 2,525 admin
    Answer βœ“

    Hii @ciscodudewan welcome to the forum!

    S88 comes with Komplete Select, which doesn't include THE GRANDEUR unfortunately. You can see a list of all instruments included in Select here:

    Compare Komplete 13

    If you want more instruments or libraries, you can always buy separately or upgrade to Komplete 13. πŸ™‚

  • ciscodudewan
    ciscodudewan Member Posts: 3 Member

    oh man that sucks...you would figure they would throw in a grand piano sound for the price of this thing. Thinking maybe I should have bought the SL88 studio controller and Keyscapes?

  • EvilDragon
    EvilDragon Moderator Posts: 1,019 mod
    edited February 2022

    Komplete Select does come with a piano sound, it's The Gentleman. See the table that Kaiwan linked to above.

  • ciscodudewan
    ciscodudewan Member Posts: 3 Member

    Yes but unfortunately it is only upright piano and not the grand piano sounds. I ended up using my Addictive keys pack for the Grand Piano emulation.. Just wish Native Instruments would have included one with the S88 keyboard package.

  • SomeOtherDave
    SomeOtherDave Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
    edited August 2022

    What really bites is that I bought KOMPLETE 9 (32 bit) many, many years ago and it came with many awesome grand piano sounds (Berlin, Vienna and NY Philharmonic grands, each with several varieties). I still have the DVDs. Somewhere along the way, they removed those sounds from the KOMPLETE library.

    Maybe a copyright issue... who knows?

    I still have it installed on an ancient Windows laptop so I can get to the Grand piano sounds when I need to.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,753 Expert

    I think, you can install it on a new computer and activate it using Natice Access. Those were replaced by other grand pianos, I guess. That is probably why they are not available to buy anymore....

  • bricci
    bricci Member Posts: 3 Member

    I have all 3 of those as well but they do not show up in Komplete Kontrol with my new S88mk2. It does load using Kontact player and inside PreSonus Studio One 5. I find that Noire Piano blows those 3 away.

  • kalqlate
    kalqlate Member Posts: 5 Member

    Thanks @ciscodudewan for asking the original question and @bricci for mentioning Noire. I'm about to spring for an S88 mk2 in a few days. Just upgraded my Komplete 9 Ultimate license to 14 Ultimate. After listening to the Noire samples, thought "Ok, it's definitely worth the price." Then, I was delighted to discover it's included in 14 Ultimate. Nice! IMO, Noire alone is worth my upgrade, but then, Ultimate brings soooooo much more to dabble in and fiddle with.

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