RSSD01 DARK PIANO #panel_listen_anchor_rssd01 #panel_watch_anchor_rssd01
  • Cinematic Dark Sounds made from Inside a Piano
  • 19 Different Instruments
  • 3159 Unique Samples including 356 Textural Loops
  • Glissandi, Scrapes, Deep Booms, Metallic Clangs, High Chimes, Brass and Wood Hits
  • Easy on-the-fly Forward or Reverse Sample Selection using Mod Wheel
  • Controls for Playback Offset, LFO Volume Vibrato, Filters, Pitch, ADSR, Stereo Width
  • Tempo Synced Pulse Gate
  • 7 Effects Units : 4 Band EQ, Compression, Distortion, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Convolution Reverb
  • Easy to Create Completely Unique Sounds
  • Fully Customisable External MIDI Control
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.3 (or later) Required


This library comprises 19 instruments broadly categorised by frequency range and sound type.

The Low Dark Pianos feature sounds that use the lower end of the frequency spectrum including deep rumbles, thunderous low booms, brassy clangs and textures, deeper wood knocks and anvil style hits.

The High Dark Piano features sounds that use the mid and higher ends of the frequency spectrum - high metal chimes and light wooden percussive hits, mid-range metallic shots and strikes

Short reversed hits are found in their own instrument.

And there are 6 Dark Piano instruments housing all manner of looped sounds.

Low Dark Pianos - Direct Horizontal On-string Glissandi, Direct Vertical String Scrapes, Deep Warm Hits, Deep Metallic Hits, Sub Metal Hits and Effects, Low and Mid-Range Metallic Hits, Low Wooden Body Hits, Reversed Direct String Plucks.

High Dark Piano -  Wooden and Metallic Hits and Chimes grouped according to frequency range.

Short Reversed Dark Piano - Reversed Deep Hits and 5  other short reversed hit groups

The 6 “Loop” instruments have 1 articulation each.



The Glissando Articulation has different coloured key ranges. These mark out direct on-string horizontal Glissandi using different objects - Skin, Nail, Ceramic, Wood, Brush


Move your sounds...

You can select forward or reversed versions of any sound at will by using the Mod Wheel. Simply change the position of the Mod Wheel before playing a note to change direction. Combine this with the Playback Offset control to create on-the-fly loops and textural movment.


Many of the sounds in this library are long. You can change the starting point of each sound by tweaking the Playback Offset control. This is especially useful for tailoring reverse hits to your music.

The “Random” switch adds small pitch and timing variations to add  subtle difference each time you hit the same key. Dynamic filters also make quieter notes warmer.


RSSD01 is supported by several built in Effects Units - Customised for the instrument


4 Band Equalizer






Convolution Reverb

22 Reverb Impulse Responses

Stereo Width Control


This LFO based Volume Gate is synced to the tempo of your DAW. You have the choice of syncing at 1/4, 1/8,1/16, 1/3 and 1/6 notes.

You can also change the width of the gate and the general intensity. This is an easy and powerful tool to transform your sounds.

Each Dial/Switch on the Main Interface can be controlled by an external MIDI controller. You can change the MIDI channel for each control to totally customise RSSD01 Dark Piano to suit you.

You also have the option to unload any Articulation Groups you don't need if you want to reduce the RAM footprint of the instrument.

Dark Piano is the first of a series of libraries has been designed to provide an expansive range of dark and suspenseful textures whilst providing controls to allow the composer to easily invent unique sounds.

This virtual instrument features a large selection of glissandi, string scrapes, deep booms and sub rumbles, all manner of metallic clangs, beats, chimes and resonances, mid-range and high metallic and wooden percussive hits, and other interesting textural sounds and loops; all with their reversed equivalents.

The initial recordings for this instrument were made by acting directly on the strings of a 1963 Kemble MinX piano. Hours of sound design followed to create the variety of dark sounds contained in this library.


Each instrument has a multi-LFO based volume modulator so you can add everything from subtle vibrato to full-on volume gating.




Shape the tone of each sound each sound with two 4 - Pole Adaptive Resonant filters - one High Pass, one Low Pass.

Glide your sounds in or turn long ones into short ones with the full ADSR volume shaping envelope controls.


Expand the sonic vocabulary of RSSD01 Dark Piano with the pitch changing functions. Up to +/- 1 Octave with fine control  of +/- 50 cents.


Full Version of Kontakt 5.5.1+ is required

RSSD01 requires 5.55 GB of hard drive space (Compressed files)

Available as Direct Download only

Please Make Sure You Are Buying the Correct Instrument as this is a Download and NO Refunds Can Be Given

© Replika Sound  2016

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