Native Instruments to release Akoustik Piano


Akoustik Piano screenshotAKOUSTIK PIANO fuses the sampled sound, expressiveness and playability of three of the most reputable grand pianos – the Steinway D™, Bechstein D 280™ and Boesendorfer 290 Imperial™ – as well as the charismatic Steingraeber 130™ vintage upright piano into one application. AKOUSTIK PIANO covers the entire range of piano sounds and styles, transfusing the sonic characteristics and subtle tonal nuances of all four into your computer – the perfect complement for studios, rehearsal rooms, schools, stages and clubs.

Features include:

  • captures the full body and feel of the original instruments
  • latest recording technology as well as a specially developed microphone setup was used for all 4 pianos
  • uniquely warm, transparent and flexible sound
  • plays and responds exactly as real pianos do
  • keys were sampled at varying velocities and great care was taken to capture the entire sustain and release phases
  • brand new Layer Morphing Technology generates a seamless dynamic gradient
  • first-class integrated convolution module, allowing highly authentic spatial characteristics to be added to the sound
  • Interfaces: Stand-alone, Audio Units‚Ñ¢, RTAS‚Ñ¢, VST®, DXi‚Ñ¢, Core Audio‚Ñ¢, DirectSound‚Ñ¢
  • Highly efficient sample engine based on KONTAKT 2, including Direct from Disk
  • Adjustable mechanical noises of pedals and keys
  • Keyboard velocity curve allowing response to be adjusted for different master keyboards
  • System minimum requirements: Mac OS 10.3, G4 800 MHz, 512 MB RAM or Windows XP, Pentium 1 GHz / Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM, DVD Drive, 17 GB free hard disk space

Visit the product page: Native Instruments: Akoustik Piano

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