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Grate Piano Guitar Pick

Grate Piano is a virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt giving you scratchy piano sounds. For Grate Piano the lowest 30 notes of a Korean upright piano were played with a 1.14 mm guitar pick by scratch­ing along the strings (only the first 30 strings on an upright have a copper-wrapped surface).

By its nature Grate Piano is a great tool for horror and ambient sounds or sound design.





Screenshot Grate Piano


  • 30 lowest notes only (A-1 to D2)
  • Sampled with dampers up and dampers down
  • Sampled with slow and fast scratched guitar pick
  • Two to three velocity layers (depending on sample patch)
  • Two to four round robins (depending on sample patch)
  • Note release time control
  • Effects: Reverb, Chorus, Lo-Fi, Tremolo and Vibrato


Total number of samples:

  • 1,260 (@44.1 kHz/24 bit, stereo)


System Requirements:

  • Full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.4 or above (does NOT work with free Kontakt Player!)
  • 1.1 GB of free hard drive space


Download Manual Grate Piano V1.1PDF