Arturia pushes piano boundaries with meticulously modelled acoustic piano plug-in
Music software and hardware developer Arturia is proud to announce availability of Piano V — meticulously modelling the sound and behaviour of one of the most important instruments history has yet thrown up. Creating Piano V was a major undertaking. Arturia attentively analysed everything that has musically made the piano the perfect combination for personal expression and musical intimacy for over four centuries. Collectively concluding that it had succeeded in achieving the most accurate recreation of an acoustic piano possible in software, the determined developer set about unleashing that power in ways that are beyond the bounds of physical possibility.
Piano V users can creatively combine components into variations so subtle and acute as to bring the impossible to life! The composition of the hammers and their position to the type of piano and its condition, the number and placement of microphones to the size of the room housing the piano can all be changed instantly and simultaneously. Simply selecting a new preset changes every parameter instantly. An abundance of tone-shaping features that usually require the services of a trained technician in the real world are a click away. Access is via the resizable (Retina/4K-compatible) GUI (Graphical User Interface) that’s as easy on the eye as it is to use.
Usefully, Piano V offers physical modelling of not just one but nine different acoustic pianos types rolled into one superb-sounding virtual instrument. Indeed, Classical Upright, Concert Grand, Glass Grand, Intimate Grand, Jazz Upright, Metal Grand, Piano-bar Upright, Pop Grand, and Pop Upright offer something special to suit any (musical) occasion!
On Mac OS X and Windows Piano V performs perfectly as an AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible plug-in in any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) with MIDI Learn functionality to easily map all parameters to a MIDI CC (Control Change) or as a standalone version. Naturally, Native Instruments’ new NKS® (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD) — allowing advanced integration with third-party software instruments — is there for the taking.
The impact that the piano has had on the wonderful world of music cannot be overstated. Imagine where we’d be with out it. Imagine a world without Ludwig van Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ and ‘Für Elise’, George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody In Blue’, Jerry Lee Lewis’‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’, or (obviously) John Lennon’s timeless peace-preaching anthem ‘Imagine’. Better off imagining instead all the magical music that’s to come… courtesy of Piano V!
Amazingly, Arturia has virtually eliminated any advantage that the acoustic guitar may hitherto have had as the instrument with the most direct connection between music and the musician. Make just as much music in a forest or on the streets by pairing Piano V with Arturia’s positively portable yet perfectly playable KeyStep Controller & Sequencer and a laptop. Play piano-centric compositions anywhere anytime. After all, the timeless sound of the piano is always in style.
The AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-compatible Piano V is available to purchase as a boxed version from any authorised Arturia dealer or online as a download directly from Arturia here:
Piano V is included in Arturia’s simultaneously-available V Collection 5 bundle of 17 legendary keyboards (plus Analog Lab 2), available to purchase as a boxed version from any authorised Arturia dealer or online as a boxed version or download directly from Arturia here:
(Existing Arturia customers additionally benefit from preferential pricing according to the number of qualifying products that they already own.)
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