NI's AKOUSTIK PIANO Out Now

12GB of tinkling ivories      30/09/05

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NI's AKOUSTIK PIANO Out Now


Fans of Native Instruments and otherwise have been waiting for their new Akoustik Piano sample based instrument for some time. The package take some the World's most desirable pianos: the Steinway D™, Bechstein D 280™ and Boesendorfer 290 Imperial™ – as well as the charismatic Steingraeber 130™ vintage upright piano into one application with 12GB of sample data. The keys were sampled at varying velocities and great care was taken to capture the entire sustain and release phases. The brand new Layer Morphing Technology generates a seamless dynamic gradient. The characteristic resonances caused by use of the pedals can be adjusted as can the subtle mechanical noises of the pedals and keys themselves. From perfect pianissimo to forceful fortissimo, this instrument delivers the same breadth and depth of tone as the originals. Plus the AKOUSTIK PIANO has a first-class integrated convolution module, allowing authentic spatial characteristics to be added to the sound. Place the piano in a studio, jazz club, concert hall and a cathedral or use the dry signal as it is. The acoustic parameters of these spaces, such as the size, can also be manipulated. Features
  • 3 famous grand pianos and 1 vintage upright piano
  • Extremely intuitive and clearly structured user interface
  • Integrated convolution module for high-quality controllable room acoustics
  • 4 different room types with distinctive characteristics
  • Exceptionally high sample quality incl. sustain and release phases
  • "Layer Morphing Technology" ensures a seamless velocity gradient
  • Highly efficient sample engine based on KONTAKT 2, including Direct from Disk
  • Adjustable mechanical noises of pedals and keys
  • Integrated metronome, recorder and flexible 3-band EQ
  • Keyboard velocity curve allowing response to be adjusted for different master keyboards AKOUSTIK PIANO is now available from your local retailer and in the NI Online Shop.
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