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    TBO - The Big One

    TBO!



    SampleTekk is proud to present TBO – The Big One, the largest sampled piano in the world today!

    Check out the pre-release offer further down!

    You want to talk about raw power and dynamics, ok let’s do that:
    TBO has 93 unique samples/recorded notes.
    We are talking about 31 velocity layers pedal up, 31 pedal down and 31 release samples.

    Now why on earth does anyone want to produce a sampled piano of this size...??

    Imagine playing a piano and only being allowed to hit keys with 8 different strengths. Hard to implement, but think of what that should do to your playing and inspiration. Think if the numbers of strength where limited to 4….or maybe if we go up to 12. Still, very frustrating for a pianist to hit a key ppp and still get note with pp timbre. Or going from ppp to fff in a crescendo and only get 5-6 transitions in between.

    We at SampleTekk believe that having many velocity samples/note is what makes a sampled piano realistic and inspiring to play.
    Our earlier pianos, Black Grand, White Grand, White Sister and Vertikal all has 16 layers pedal up and 16 pedal down, and to our knowledge, this is something that we are alone to have.
    But, now we set a new standard even to ourselves and give you a piano with 31 velocity samples per note. That is 31 pedal down, 31 pedal up and 31 matching release samples.
    Besides great sound and almost seamless transitions when you go from soft to brutal, what does this mean to your playing?

    A piano is an incredibly versatile instrument! Just imagine, you can, on the same instrument, play everything from "Great Balls of Fire" to "Adagio Cantabile" and they both will come out great. The same instrument, the same location.
    This is possible due to a pianos incredible dynamic range.
    You can get so much out of a piano, just by playing it differently.

    Listen to the first TBO demo, then listen to the fourth. Now, compare the sound.
    Both demos where made using the same piano! Just by a different, softer playing, you can get a very different character out of TBO, just like you could on a real piano.
    This is what makes TBO unique!

    Here's some demos:

    TBO 1
    TBO 2
    TBO 3 (Performed by Richard Krull)
    TBO 4
    Christmas is here, performed by Sue Keller
    TBO 6
    TBO 7

    TBO is demanding on your system if you want to run the full piano. There will be economy patches, but you should have a P4 3 GHz with 2Gb RAM to run the full piano.

    Now you can try TBO for yourself! Download a 2 octave + all the C's demo, (available only for GS3 at this moment, other formats will follow).
    The samples has been shortened to max 7 seconds, then faded. On the full version, the samples of course are longer! The demo version is in 16 bit. Also, there are no impulses for pedal down or instrument resonanse included since they still are worked on.
    NOTE: TBO is a BIIIG piano, so is the demo. Even "crippled" its well over 1 Gb, so you shouldn't try to download this unless you have a fast connection. It's compressed with WinRar and split up to three parts. Download them all, place them in the same directory, and uncompress the first one only. The other two parts will uncompress automatically.


    Gigastudio 3 Version
    TBO GS3 Demo Part 1 (195313 kb)
    TBO GS3 Demo Part 2 (195313 kb)
    TBO GS3 Demo Part 3 (152300 kb)

    TBO GS3 Demo Update
    1. Download and unpack the file below
    2. Open the Gigastudio Instrument Editor and load the TBO Demo
    3. Under the File menu, use "Load Articulation File"
    4. Locate and use the .art file you just downloaded
    5. You might get an error message, please disregard that
    6. Save you updatet TBO demo.
    Gigastudio 3 Update

    Kontakt Version (for HALion and EXS24 files, see a bit further down!)
    TBO Kontakt Demo Part 1 (195313 kb)
    TBO Kontakt Demo Part 2 (195313 kb)
    TBO Kontakt Demo Part 3 (151902 kb)

    TBO Kontakt Demo Update
    1. Download and unpack the file below
    2. Place the .nki files in the same folder as the other TBO Demo .nki files
    3. Done!
    Kontakt Update

    TBO HALion 2/3 Demo Files
    1. Download the three Demo files "Kontakt Demo Part 1-3"
    2. Unpack the files to your harddisk
    3. Download the HALion files below
    4. Unpack the .fxp files and place them in the "TBO Multi Demo" folder
    5. Done!

    HALion 2/3 files

    TBO EXS24 Demo Files
    1. Download the three Demo files "Kontakt Demo Part 1-3"
    2. Unpack the files to your harddisk
    3. Download the EXS24 files below
    4. Unpack the .exs files and place them in your EXS24 Instrument folder
    5. Download the special EXS 24 release samples below
    6. Unpack the files. This will give you a folder containing the special EXS24 release samples.
    7. Move the samples withing this folder to the "Samples" folder from step 2. The system will say that the files already exsists and ask if it's ok to replace them. IT IS!!!
    8. Now, EXS24 can not handle this many samples in one instrument, so you have three instruments. Load them all three in three different EXS24 instances
    9. Create an instrument in the enviroment and name it TBO
    10. Connect that instrument in paralell to the three EXS24 instruments
    11. Done!

    EXS24 files
    EXS24 release samples


    Here's a description over the patches in the TBO Demo Update:
    TBO – All 31 velocities evenly distributed over the range. Use this one for experimenting with new patches.
    TBO 1 – All 31 velocities included, but the top levels, where keys are hit extremely hard are placed at the very top of the velocity spectra.
    TBO 2 – The top, extreme velocity layers are removed leaving “only” 28 layers. Since the top three layers comes from hitting keys really, and I mean REALLY hard, you might not want to reach those ever…
    TBO 3 – Economy patch. Uses 16 velocity layers
    TBO 4 – Economy patch. Uses 8 velocity layers



    EXS24 & HALion Demo version will follow shortly!

    TBO will be released mid-October and it will be priced $199. However, just for the NS list, you can buy it now and pay a special pre-release price of just $119! Save $80!
    To get this special price, go here!
    This offer is only valid for a limited time!
    Worra
    SampleTekk

    Arf, arf, arf...

  2. #2

    Re: TBO!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Worra
    TBO!

    TBO 1
    TBO 2
    TBO 3

    Coming soon.......
    Wow! Very nice indeed :-)

  3. #3

    Re: TBO!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hollowsun
    Wow! Very nice indeed :-)
    Thanks! Anyone can spot the piano brand.....
    Worra
    SampleTekk

    Arf, arf, arf...

  4. #4

    Re: TBO!!!

    Easy! Bosendorfer.

  5. #5

    Re: TBO!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexcremers
    Easy! Bosendorfer.

    Eeeehp! Wrong answer!
    Worra
    SampleTekk

    Arf, arf, arf...

  6. #6

    Re: TBO!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Worra
    Eeeehp! Wrong answer!
    Fender Rhodes?


  7. #7

    Re: TBO!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hollowsun
    Fender Rhodes?

    That's 2 minutes in the penalty box for that one.....
    Worra
    SampleTekk

    Arf, arf, arf...

  8. #8

    Re: TBO!!!

    Piano sounds gorgeous!

    Several questions:

    1) What is TBO? (Acronyms are useless if no one knows what they stand for.)
    2) Can I assume that this instrument is still in the beta stage, as it's release tails are a touch short sounding on the first piece?
    3) What is that 1st piece, and where can I buy it?
    4) Who's the pianist playing "Stella"? Sounds great!
    5) Approximate release date and price?

    Thanks!

  9. #9

    Re: TBO!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Worra
    Eeeehp! Wrong answer!
    It's not another Malmsjo is it?

  10. #10

    Re: TBO!!!

    ...surely a melotron?

    (sounds nice BTW!)

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