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IK Multimedia Release Pianoverse – Piano Nirvana

IK Multimedia have released Pianoverse, a collection of the world’s finest concert grade pianos under one hood, available at the intro at the intro price of $/€99.99, increasing to $/€129.99 per piano agter the promotion. All-access monthly and yearly plans are also available starting at $/€14.99 per month or $/€149.99 per year giving access to current and newly released pianos without limitation.

Pianoverse combines the world’s finest concert-grade pianos with inspiring, cinematic effects to create an incredibly versatile piano instrument that can excel in any situation where a world-class piano sound is needed, from classical concerts to blockbuster movie soundtracks to live jazz performances.

Explore a breathtaking sonic range, from the most true-to-life acoustic piano experience to the wildest atmospheric and interactive creative textures, all in a single plug-in. And all with incredible ease of use and an inspiring workflow.

Pianoverse offers the perfect piano sound for any genre, with superior results in every situation. IK’s team spent months sourcing treasured piano instruments from the most prestigious manufacturers including Yamaha, Steinway, Bösendorfer, Fazioli and more.

Each instrument was brought to one of Italy’s finest studios, hand-tuned and prepared, then sampled using multiple microphone setups and IK’s unique custom-built robotic system that allowed a degree of velocity measurement, sampling precision and repeatability that simply cannot be matched with traditional sampling workflows.

Realism is one of the most important things we wanted to translate into the pianos of Pianoverse. Each piano has its own personality, in that it behaves in its own way, and this is particularly true for the dynamic response of the instrument.

A key has its own dynamic curve – the way it responds to varying velocity – and this curve is different for each key.

Only with a high-resolution, high-consistency sampling robot was possible to capture a detailed representation of the entire dynamics of the piano without flattening it or simplifying it too much, which is what necessarily happens with traditional sampling.

The current pianos include a Yamaha CFIII Concert Grand, a Yamaha U5 Professional Upright, a Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert and a Steinway & Sons New York D-274 with more coming soon on a recurring release schedule, featuring models based on a Bösendorfer 200, a Steinway & Sons Hamburg D-274, a Fazioli F278 and a Koch & Korselt Upright piano.

Features include:

  • The finest world-class pianos, meticulously tuned and recorded
  • Robot-assisted sampling for unparalleled accuracy and precision
  • Continuous pedal control for half-and catch-pedalling
  • Advanced controls like adjustable lid position, harp resonance, pedal and piano mallets noise
  • Multiple instrument and room microphone options
  • Studio-essential EQ, compression, limiting and stereo width
  • 30 revolutionary generative sound Spaces to explore
  • 12 high-end creative cinematic effects to tailor your sound

Pianoverse is available to PC and Mac users (VST2, VST3, AU and AAX).

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Tags: aax, au, cinematic, desktop music production, desktop plugin, grand piano, macOS, piano, Pianos, plugin, vst2, vst3, windows

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