toggle

AAPL Stock: 113.56 ( + 0.27 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

NI releases Akoustik Piano 1.1r2

updated 01:20 pm EDT, Wed July 26, 2006

Akoustik Piano 1.1r2

Native Instruments has released Akoustik Piano 1.1r2, a free update for its acclaimed piano software instrument. The 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, according to the company. In addition to an enahnced user interface, version 1.1 features a new Overtone technology that delivers 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," according to the company. The update also adds Stretched Tuning, the preferred tuning mode for classical solo piano performances, as well as the highly realistic "Repedalling" behavior to its implementation of the sustain pedal.

In addition, version 1.1 brings 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, providing sufficient polyphony headroom for even the most demanding piano arrangements.

Akoustik Piano 1.1 also enables all four pianos can now be fully used in both Kontakt 2.1 and Kore. It includes specific Kontakt 2 patches for each instrument, containing individual matching Performance Views for use in Native Instruments' flagship sampler. The Performance View gives users full control of the Akoustik Piano sound parameters directly within the Kontakt 2 rack.

The company said that an Intel native version of Akoustik Piano will be introduced with a separate update--expected to be released in the third quarter of 2006.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Comments are closed.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented