E-MU Holy Grail Piano Sound ROM

E-MU Holy Grail Piano Cover
The Search for the Grail

Since the beginning of sampling, musicians have searched for the perfect sampled piano – The Holy Grail. Over two years in development, the Holy Grail Piano by Q UP Arts and E-MU is undoubtedly the most realistic sampled piano ever created.

Virtual Model Sampling
The realism of the Holy Grail piano is the result of painstaking attention to detail in sampling each unique sonic component of the piano, and then “rebuilding” the overall sound. This process, known as Virtual Model Sampling, is a new and exciting proprietary process that extrapolates and then recreates the unique individual sonic “components” of any instrument through mechanical and digital means.

In the case of The Holy Grail expansion ROM, Virtual Model Sampling was used to “take apart” the piano, and each component, from key-on and off hammer action to sympathetic resonant sustain and un-dampened high key register artifacts, was captured in stereo at various velocities. These individual component stereo samples were then masterfully “reassembled” to constitute a sampled acoustic piano like no other …. The Holy Grail Piano for your Proteus-platform module.

More on Virtual Model Sampling
The Virtual Model Sampling Process captures the unique, dynamic and useful sonic elements of an instrument and allows you to control them in real-time.

•Sympathetic resonant sustain
•Sympathetic inter-key resonance
•Key-Off hammer action components
•Key-On hammer action components
•Foot Pedal mechanical action noise components
•Un-dampened high key register artifacts
•Undetectable switch points
•Full stereo 20 bit detail in a 16 bit world
•88 individual PROPERLY tuned notes per velocity layer
•Six Apogee AD1000 microphone preamps and A/D’s with NO compression, EQ or pre-mixing

The Six Step VMS Process

1. Research: An instrument is extensively studies and analyzed
2. Dissection: The instrument is then taken completely apart
3. Recording: All the unique and separate sonic components are captured
4. Imaging: The instrument is then recorded in natural 5.1/7.1 Surround
5. Editing: Digitally, we edit and/or create even more sonic components
6. Plug-In: The components are plugged in for enhanced performance playback

A larger and more detailed version of the Holy Grail Piano is also available on CD-ROM and can be purchased directly from Q-Up Arts.

SIMM Specifications

SIMM Code Number: 02
Label: HOLY GRAIL
LCD Display Name: GRAIL
Banks: 1 Bank
Instrument: N/A (Boxed Retail Only)

Preset & Instrument Listing

Presets - Bank 0

000. pno:TheHolyGrail
001. pno:Concert Pno
002. pno:Concert 2
003. pno:Studio
004. pno:Piano Bar
005. pno:R&B
006. pno:Ballad
007. pno:Wide Ballad
008. pno:Smooth
009. pno:Rocker
010. pno:Rock
011. pno:Stadium
012. pno:GrailRock
013. pno:Techno
014. pno:Club
015. pno:GrailHouseWl
016. pno:HonkyTonk 1
017. pno:HonkyTonk 2
018. pno:Grand Flange
019. pno:Flange 2
020. pno:Chorus 1
021. pno:Chorus 2
022. pno:Dance Hall
023. pno:Slap Back
024. pno:Pong
025. pno:Tack
026. pno:Slap Tack 1
027. pno:Slap Tack 2
028. pno:Velo Light
029. pno:Velo Med
030. pno:Heavy Harp
031. pno:WeightedKey1
032. pno:WeightedKey2
033. pno:WeightedKey3
034. pno:WeightedKey4
035. pno:1 Layer
036. pno:AnotherLayer
037. pno:Mono
038. pno:Versatile 1
039. pno:Versatile 2
040. pno:Dark
041. pno:Somber
042. pno:Mr. Mello

043. pno:Slow
044. pno:Briter
045. pno:Parlor
046. pno:Cut Hard
047. pno:Cut Sustain
048. pno:Pacific
049. pno:Manor
050. pno:Percussive
051. pno:Pann
052. pno:Variation 1
053. pno:Variation 2
054. pno:Variation 3
055. pno:Variation 4
056. pno:Variation 5
057. pno:Variation 6
058. pno:Cool Cat
059. pno:Symp Res 1
060. pno:Symp Res 2
061. pno:Max Res
062. pno:ResonanceOnC
063. pno:SostenutoOn2
064. pno:Sostenuto 2
065. pno:FS2 FX
066. pno:FS2SoftPedal
067. pno:FS2BassPedal
068. pno:Upright
069. pno:FX MWheel 1
070. pno:FX MWheel 2
071. pno:FX MWheel 3
072. pno:Dis On C
073. pno:Delay On C
074. cmb:Jazz Joint
075. cmb:Bass Split 2
076. cmb:Pizz/Piano
077. cmb:Tine Grand
078. cmb:Tine 2
079. cmb:Tine 3
080. cmb:Grand & B
081. cmb:Biano
082. cmb:Analog
083. cmb:Digital
084. cmb:Piano&String
085. cmb:Piano & Saw

086. cmb:StringGrail
087. cmb:Padded
088. cmb:Votif
089. cmb:Voxis
090. cmb:Breath
091. cmb:Soul
092. cmb:Lezzlee
093. cmb:Worship
094. cmb:B n’ O
095. cmb:Harmonic
096. cmb:SineBelow 1
097. cmb:SineBelow 2
098. cmb:Piano Dianne
099. cmb:Fog Bank
100. cmb:Piano Roll
101. cmb:Dynorganic
102. pad:Padd Grail
103. pad:ResMagic1
104. pad:ResMagic2
105. pad:Magician
106. pad:Spacey
107. pad:Errett’s
108. pad:RezDropper
109. pad:Whisper
110. pad:Grail Trails
111. pad:Voice Over
112. sfx:Transpiano
113. sfx:Key Huffer
114. sfx:Scored
115. sfx:Scared
116. sfx:Nasal Somber
117. sfx:VMS Model l
118. sfx:VMS Model 2
119. sfx:VMS Model 3
120. sfx:VMS Model 4
121. sfx:TreasureChst
122. sfx:L’Omnibus
123. sfx:Moonscape
124. sfx:Submerged
125. sfx:Future Now
126. sfx:MeteorShower
127. sfx:Mojave Dawn

Instruments

000. :None
001. pno:mf Piano
002. pno:mf Split 2
003. pno:mf Split 3
004. pno:mf Mono 1
005. pno:mf Mono 2
006. pno:ff Piano
007. pno:ff Split 2
008. pno:ff Split 3
009. pno:ff Mono 1
010. pno:ff Mono 2
011. pno:HammerOn/Off
012. pno:Hammer On
013. pno:Hammer Off

014. pno:Piano Action
015. pno:Action+Highs
016. pno:Pedal Stomp
017. pno:SusPed Model
018. pno:Piano Magic
019. pno:Mono Magic
020. pno:Highest Keys
021. pno:Mono HiNotes
022. pno:Pedal FX 1
023. pno:Pedal FX 2
024. pno:Pedal FX 3
025. pno:Pedal FX 4
026. pno:Pedal FX 5
027. pno:Pedal FX 6

028. pno:Pedal FX 7
029. pno:Pedal FX 8
030. pno:Pedal FX 9
031. pno:Pedal FX 10
032. pno:Pedal FX 11
033. pno:Pedal FX 12
034. pno:Hammer FX
035. pno:Sustain FX
036. pno:TackPianoFX1
037. pno:TackPianoFX2
038. pno:TackPianoFX3
039. pno:TackPianoFX4