Free sampled grand piano from Sonart

Sonart's Yamaha C7 is available in a range of formats.
Sonart's Yamaha C7 is available in a range of formats.

Sonart Audio is giving a sampled version of Yamaha's C7 grand piano away for free (it previously cost $89). This is available in Kontakt, EXS24, Giga, HALion and WAV formats.

The package weighs in at 1.67GB and features a 24-bit library. Notes are sampled at 20 velocities, and there are release and noise layers. All the samples were captured by Sonart's sound designers.

The audio demos of the piano sound pretty good to us, so if your sonic arsenal is short of a decent sampled grand, give it a try. The only slight downside, of course, is that you'll need a sampler capable of hosting it.

Get it at the Sonart Audio website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.