bitKlavier Grand Sample Library—House ORTF Mic Image

Trueman, Daniel
Issue date: 24 March 2022
Cite as:
Trueman, Daniel. (2022). bitKlavier Grand Sample Library—House ORTF Mic Image [Data set]. Princeton University.
  author      = {Trueman, Daniel},
  title       = {{bitKlavier Grand Sample Library—House OR
                TF Mic Image}},
  publisher   = {{Princeton University}},
  year        = 2022,
  url         = {}

The bitKlavier Grand consists of sample collections of a new Steinway D grand piano from nine different stereo mic images, with: 16 velocity layers, at every minor 3rd (starting at A0); Hammer release samples; Release resonance samples; Pedal samples. Release packages at 96k/24bit, 88.2k/24bit, 48k/24bit, 44.1k/16bit are available for various applications.

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House ORTF: Schoeps cmc64—cardioids This pair of microphones is designed to capture the sound of the piano in the hall as heard by an audience member. It’s positioned at the edge of the stage about 9 feet in the air. It captures the sound of the harp and strings as well as the contribution of the room acoustic. It’s posiition above the stage is intended to minimize reflections from both the open lid of the piano, and the stage-floor. The ORTF configuration of the microphones is a near-coincident arrangement that accurately recreates a stereo image of the piano as heard by a listener centered in the audience. File Naming Convention: C4 = middle C
. Main note names: 
 [note name][octave]v[velocity].wav
 -- e.g., “D#5v13.wav”
. Release resonance notes: 
harm[note name][octave]v[velocity].wav
 -- e.g., “harmC2v2.wav”
. Hammer samples:
 rel[1-88].wav (one per key)
 -- e.g., “rel23.wav”
. Pedal samples:
 -- e.g., “pedalU2.wav” => pedal release (U = up), velocity = 2 (quicker release than velocity = 1)

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This dataset is too large to download directly from this item page. You can access and download the data via Globus (See "" for instructions on how to use Globus).

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# Filename Description Filesize
1 README_HouseORTF.txt 10.8 KB
2 The bitKlavier Grand.pdf 8.72 MB