Native Instruments releases Akoustik Piano 1.1 R2 as a free update 28/07/06
Native Instruments have released Akoustik Piano 1.1 R2, a free update for
its piano software instrument. They tell us that t new version offers significant
improvements and additional features in almost every area, further extending
its recognized strengths in sonic realism, playability, functionality and
ease of use.
NI tell us that in Akoustik Piano 1.1, a new Overtone technologydelivers strikingly
realistic string resonance for all three grand pianos and the upright piano.
To provide even smoother sonic characteristics across the full key range,
the sample sets of all four included pianos have been meticulously retuned
and re-adjusted in the new version. The update also adds Stretched Tuning,
the preferred tuning mode for classical solo piano performances, and adds
highly realistic "Repedalling" behaviour to its implementation of the
Furthermore, Akoustik Piano 1.1 offers an enhanced user interface, an
improved Recorder section with MIDI song import, MIDI automation for a wide
range of sound parameters including volume and pan, an adjustable "bass
boost" function, and an easy-to-use output limiter. The update also
increases the number of maximum voices to 150, which ought to provide sufficient
polyphony headroom for even the most demanding piano arrangements.
With the new version, all four pianos can now be fully used in both Kontakt
2.1 and KORE. The 1.1 update even includes specific Kontakt 2 patches for
each instrument, containing individual matching Performance Views for use in
Native InstrumentsÂ´ award-winning flagship sampler. The Performance View
gives users full control of the Akoustik Piano sound parameters directly
within the Kontakt 2 rack. Price and Availability
The 1.1 update for Windows and Mac is now available as a free download for
all registered users of AKOUSTIK PIANO on the NI website.
Mac Intel compatibility for AKOUSTIK PIANO will be introduced with a
separate update, which will be released within the third quarter of 2006.