updated 02:40 pm EDT, Thu September 22, 2005
from Native Instruments is a music program that delivers four classic pianos with "unprecedented authenticity, flexibility and ease of use." The software recreates each nuance and detail of the original instruments by combining elaborate multi-sampling with sophisticated emulation of soundboard resonance and pedal behaviour. "At the same time, it remains both efficient and convenient to use for a wide range of musical styles and applications." Akoustik Piano is available for $350 from the NI online store.