MeldaProduction Releases MONASTERY GRAND
MonasteryGrand is a FREE stage piano sampler containing a 3.5GB hi-quality library. Samples were recorded in a monastery near Pilsen using 16 microphones.
It was created for MSoundFactory – a modular virtual instrument platform that lets you produce and share your own instruments, use a number of included instruments or just load instruments created by other people (such as Monastery Grand).
Users are thoughtfully freed from the tedious process of having to connect multiple module inputs and outputs since such connections are automatically made by the plug-in platform.
Put it this way: with per-voice and global modulation, full MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) support, the best-sounding oscillators on the market, and a fully-modular effects engine.
MSoundFactory, meanwhile, provides hundreds of predefined sounds available via global presets, placing it in an arena already overflowing with many other (ordinary) virtual instruments
Though it is its categorized system of instruments that truly makes it stand out from (the sound of) the (competing) crowd. An ‘instrument’ is not just a sound that can possibly be tweaked to a degree via a few macro controls but rather a virtual instrument in its own right, replete with stand-alone settings and presets. Perhaps someone, somewhere is looking for a superlative-sounding stage piano as an MSoundFactory user? No need to look any further with the timely introduction of MeldaProduction’s MONASTERY GRAND!
Duly designed with modern pop and rock music production in mind, the aptly-named 3.52GB ‘instrument’ in question is ideally suited to any music style.
This is based on the creator’s careful curation of the best-sounding samples selected from 50GB of sound data from the several days of rigorous recording and subsequent weeks’ worth of processing involved in its creation. Capturing a beautiful stage piano in a concert hall hidden within one of the monasteries near the Czech beer capital of Pilsen using over a dozen microphones.
MONASTERY GRAND users can creatively access the resultant sound of those microphones by blending the onscreen MIKES A, B, and C slider settings. MONASTERY GRAND is not only about samples, however — high quality as they audibly are, as it includes its own effects section comprising Compressor, Delay, Enhancer, and Reverb, resulting in an almost endless variety of sound… the sound of a classic instrument aimed at every music genre.
An automatic HARMONY feature is especially useful for supporting styles such as EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and Latin, as well as more mainstream pop productions. MONASTERY GRAND CREATIVE, a unique piano based on a looped version of the original MONASTERY GRAND samples, so each key can play for as long as the user wants, while also allowing four RESONATORS and a FILTER to arbitrarily transform the piano into something completely different!
MeldaProduction was founded in 2009 by Vojtech Meluzin and is based in Prague, Czech Republic. Inspired by ancient analogue gear right through to the latest digital developments, MeldaProduction makes advanced tools for music production and audio processing with 100-plus products — including more than 30 available for free — to its notable name. Needless to say, applying innovative thinking to create sounds that matter with inspiring user interfaces that are as easy-to-use as they are versatile with never-ending improvements neatly sums up the company’s gifted game plan. It is also a premier partner brand of fellow Prague-registered Limited Company United Plugins, a federation of small, independent development teams comprised of individuals involved in the music industry.
Pricing and Availability
MONASTERY GRAND is totally free for all, and available by simply downloading and installing it within MSoundFactory — also available for free, effectively, as MSoundFactory Player by simply signing up for the trial version of MSoundFactory (with all sounds and instruments included, third-party sounds fully supported, and unlimited customizations), which defaults to MSoundFactory Player (with limited sounds included, third-party sounds fully supported, and no customizations) after 15 days.
It is worth noting that MSoundFactory LE (all sounds and instruments included, third-party sounds fully supported, and limited customizations) and MSoundFactory itself are currently reduced to €99.00 EUR (inc. VAT) and €199.00 EUR (inc. VAT), respectively. Regardless of which version anyone opts for, free-for-life updates (including new instruments like MONASTERY GRAND) means MeldaProduction’s MSoundFactory modular plug-in platform puts a free-flowing source of superlative sounds — sample-based or otherwise — into the hands of owners of supported Windows (Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 32-bit or 64-bit) VST / VST3 / AAX compatible hosts (32-bit or 64-bit) and macOS (10.9+, 64-bit only) VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible hosts.
MONASTERY GRAND is available for free, directly downloadable — as a 3.52GB ‘instrument’ for installation within the MSoundFactory modular plug-in platform — from its dedicated webpage, which also includes more in-depth information, here. MSoundFactory is available to purchase for a time-limited introductory promo price of €199.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — returning to its regular price of €299.00 EUR (inc. VAT).