The Kontakt version of Adam Monroe's Upright Piano is now depreciated (1.16.2020). The VST, Audio Unit, and AAX versions are programmed entirely by Adam Monroe Music. The goal in any sample library that is also a VSTi (virtual instrument), audio unit, or aax plugin is to attempt to match the performance of the Kontakt Player. With this library, we feel we have done just that.
The VST, AU, and AAX versions include updated, high-performance algorithms that have been improving with each new virtual instrument released by Adam Monroe Music. For example, the buffering algorithm is double-buffered and multi-threaded, which means that buffering performance is fast, even on slower computers, and even in lower latencies. Voices are held and iterated over in a pure, C-Style array. Memory use is comparable to the Kontakt version (about 400MB). Because of the solid VST/AU/AAX code base, you can feel confident that the VST, AU, and AAX versions will
work just as well as the Kontakt version.
The VST, AU, and AAX versions now include automatic, real-time sample rate conversion through cubic interpolation. The VST and AAX versions currently work with all Windows and OS X VST-compatible DAWS, the AU versions works with all Mac compatible DAWS
Why develop a VST, AU, or AAX version at all? Although a great piece of software, the Full version of Kontakt (required to run 3rd party sample libraries) is expensive. Developing a VST/AU/AAX version that anyone can use does not add significant time to the development of an Upright Piano library - most of the time is spent sampling and processing the samples - so it's a real no-brainer.
Audio engineering is a large part of creating a VST, but the sounds of this upright piano have barely been processed. Slight eq tweaks were done here and there done in order to balance-out the microphone positions. The samples were de-noised.