New Ambisonics Instrument The Upright

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 8 December 2020
  • Time to read: 2 min.

The Upright by Audio Brewers

‘The Upright’, a library designed to give you the real feel that a vintage upright would give you on a winter night while you drink a cup of coffee brewed by us, the audio brewers.

The idea behind The Upright is to be able to offer composers an extra dimension to their art. While in traditional Stereo they can create their music and then ‘expand’ it using different techniques (multi mics, reverbs, etc) to have a ‘surround’ experience, our libraries can be natively decoded from Ambisonics any speaker array possible. From traditional Stereo, all the way up to Surround 5.1, Dolby Atmos, Binaural, and even be compatible with VR. Thanks to it being ambisonics, the signal can be rotated three-dimensionally before it’s decoded.

The Upright’ is the first library ever to be recorded, mixed, and delivered in Ambisonics, allowing you to reproduce the perfect feeling of being right in front of the piano, offering you utmost realism to never-before-felt levels.

The multi-dimensional nature of the Ambisonics technique will allow you to decode the sound to any channel-array configuration imaginable, giving you the freedom of having an instant stereo, surround, ambisonics or even a VR-compatible composition in a matter of seconds.

Additionally, for those who prefer to stick to stereo mixes, the library includes a mirrored version with stereo samples, that way, no matter which flavor you chose, you will always have exactly the same results, no matter if you work in stereo or in ambisonics.

Featuring a beautiful upright piano from the late eighties, ‘The Upright’ is the first virtual instrument ever to be recorded, mixed, and delivered fully in Ambisonics, allowing you to take control of how you want your listeners to feel the message you’re delivering with your music.

Regardless of your mix being in Stereo, Surround, Binaural, Atmos, or even for VR, The Upright can be decoded natively in any speaker array configuration with utmost realism!

  • Recorded, mixed, and delivered in Ambisonics
  • The additional stereo version included.
  • Three mix configurations (Native Ambix, Presence, Mix).
  • Over 42.000 samples (including all Volumes)
  • Total size (including all Volumes) 100GB compressed to 49GB (Lossless)
  • Pristine 24bit / 48kHz resolution
  • ~14 velocities for hyper-realistic playing
  • Introducing a versatile and clean engine.
  • Natively compatible with Stereo, Surround, Binaural, VR, and any speaker array configuration*
  • Requires the full version of Kontakt, v6.2.1 or above

About Audio Brewers

Alejandro Cabrera the founder of Audio Brewers worked for the past seven years for 8Dio as a producer and later as Creative Director. Alejandro has a lot of experience as he was in charge of around 100 libraries, amongst which Alejandro could mention the Legion series, Blendstrument series, Insolidus/Silka, Chris Young series, Salsa Series, all ethnic instruments series, Misfit Series.

Pricing and Availability

Volume I: ‘The Upright is available for an intro price of €99.00, it includes Volumes II, III, IV, and V for Free (when released)

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