updated 03:45 pm EDT, Fri July 22, 2005
Native Instruments has announce the , a new sample-based software instrument that "brings four classic pianos to life with unprecedented authenticity, flexibility and ease of use." Akoustik Piano "recreates each nuance and detail of the original instruments by combining elaborate multi-sampling with sophisticated emulation of soundboard resonance and pedal behavior." The suite includes three famous Grand pianos that have been at the heart of countless classical concerts and recordings for many decades - the powerful and dynamic Boesendorfer 290 Imperial, the crystal-clear and versatile Steinway D, and the gentle Bechstein D 280 with its subtle harmonic overtones. Akoustik Piano will be available in September for $350.