18 Piano Libraries Compared

An audio comparison of 18 different piano libraries.

The exact same 30 seconds MIDI track was used.

The instrument reverbs have been turned off, and QL Spaces, NY Piano Hall, 3.7s was used instead.

1) Native Instruments — The Giant: default

2) Native Instruments — The Giant: emotional

3) Native Instruments — The Giant: hard and tough

4) Native Instruments — Una Corda: pure

5) Native Instruments — Una Corda: cotton

6) Native Instruments — Una Corda: felt

7) Native Instruments — The Gentleman: default

8) Cinematic Samples — Cinematic Studio Piano: default

9) Orchestral Tools — Metropolis Ark I — Drake: default

10) Kirk Hunter Studios: Virtuoso Ensembles — Piano: default

11) Native Instruments — Kontakt Factory — Concert Grand: default

12) Native Instruments — Kontakt Factory — August Foerster Grand: default

13) Steinberg — HALion Sonic Yamaha S90ES: default

14) Steinberg — HALion Sonic SR Live Grand Piano: default

15) Christian Henson (Spitfire Audio): Model A: finger

16) Production Voices — Estate Grand Piano: default

17) Production Voices — Death Piano: real init

18) Production Voices — Studio Grand LE: default

19) Production Voices — Production Grand 2 Silver: default

20) Spitfire Audio — LABS Soft Piano: default

21) EastWest / Quantum Leap — Bösendorfer: default

22) EastWest / Quantum Leap — Yamaha: default

Happy composing!