Wavesfactory Introduces Tack Piano

US Kontakt instrument is a fully-sampled upright with thumb-tacks on the hammers      07/03/19

Wavesfactory, the company behind Mercury Piano and a host of other unique Kontakt instruments has announced The Tack Piano.

Wavesfactory founder Jesus Ginard told us, “Everybody loves the sound of the good old Mrs Mills piano from Abbey Road Studios. This is the sound we were going for and we think we’ve nailed it!”

Here's more details direct from Wavesfactory...

Inspired by their earlier instrument W-Honky, The Tack Piano is completely re-sampled from scratch, it sounds better than ever and is now a completely authentic tack piano featuring a new GUI with top- notch features that makes it unbeatable and a dream come true for tack piano fans like myself. Equally at home in music, sound design or FX, the Tack Piano is like no other and a must-have addition to your piano collection.

Features At A Glance

  • Piano library for Kontakt featuring an upright with thumb-tacks on the hammers.
  • With a more percussive sound it’s often used to evoke the feeling of a honky-tonk, associated with ragtime pieces in old Hollywood Western movies.
  • Fully mixable 3-channel perspectives, 8 velocity layers and 6 round robin.


The Tack Piano features a full mixer with which you can control the three mic positions separately:

  • Close: recorded with two Neumann KM184 placed right above the hammers.
  • Mid: recorded with two Sennheiser 421 placed below the keys at a mid distance.• Far: recorded with two spaced Neumann TLM 103 at the back of the room.
  • Mix: combination of the three mic positions in a single file in order to save RAM.
  • With a load/purge switch for each channel, pan, volume, mute/solo, stereo width from 100% stereo to mono and output selector for mixing the different channels on your DAW.



The library features an advanced effect script already implemented in Legacy Drums and some freebies. This script lets you insert any effect in any of the 8 available slots, including:

  • High Quality EQ.
  • Various types of compressors.
  • Modulation: chorus, flanger, phaser.
  • Distortion / Saturation / Tape
  • Algorithmic and convolutional reverb with more than 40 custom impulse responses.
  • Amp simulators.


  • Size: 14.22 GB
  • Samples: 9,118
  • Mic positions: 3 + mixdown
  • Velocity layers: 8
  • Round robin: 2. Up to 6 with neighbour borrowing
  • Works with: Kontakt 5.5.2 – Full version required. Kontakt Player will run in demo mode.


Pricing and Availability:
Introductory price until March 31st 2019 € 59.00 (regular price € 79.00)

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