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Native Instruments Akoustik Piano: Sample Based Acoustic Piano

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The Steinway D, Bechstein D 280, and Boesendorfer 290 Imperial grand pianos, plus the Steingraeber 130 vintage upright piano come together beautifully in Akoustik Piano. High-quality sampled sounds ar... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Steinway D, Bechstein D 280, and Boesendorfer 290 Imperial grand pianos, plus the Steingraeber 130 vintage upright piano come together beautifully in Akoustik Piano. High-quality sampled sounds are expressive, precise, and very playable. Akoustik Piano covers the entire range of piano sounds and styles, transfusing the sonic characteristics and subtle tonal nuances of all 4 into your computer—the perfect complement for studios, rehearsal rooms, schools, stages and clubs.

Authentic Sounds

Akoustik Piano sets a new benchmark for sound quality, capturing the full body and feel of the originals with unprecedented authenticity. The latest recording technology and a specially developed microphone setup was used for all 4 pianos. The result is a uniquely warm, transparent and flexible sound that delivers the same distinctive character of each individual piano in exacting detail and can still be adjusted to meet specific needs.

Plays Easy

Akoustik Piano plays and responds exactly as real pianos do. The keys were sampled at varying velocities and great care was taken to capture the entire sustain and release phases. The innovative Layer Morphing Technology generates a seamless dynamic gradient. The characteristic resonances caused by use of the pedals can be adjusted, as can the subtle mechanical noises of the pedals and keys themselves. From perfect pianissimo to forceful fortissimo, this instrument delivers the same breadth and depth of tone as the originals.

Add sounds to a space

Akoustik Piano has a first-class integrated convolution module, allowing highly authentic spatial characteristics to be added to the sound. Place the piano in a studio, jazz club, concert hall, or a cathedral or use the dry signal as it is. The acoustic parameters of these spaces, such as the size, can also be manipulated. From the close mic setup of a jazz combo to the more ambient nature of classic solo performance, Akoustik Piano covers the whole spectrum.


  • 3 famous grand pianos and one vintage upright piano
  • Extremely intuitive and clearly structured user interface
  • Integrated convolution module for high-quality controllable room acoustics
  • 4 different room types with distinctive characteristics
  • Exceptionally high sample quality incl. sustain and release phases
  • "Layer Morphing Technology" ensures a seamless velocity gradient
  • Highly efficient sample engine based on KONTAKT 2, including Direct from Disk
  • Adjustable mechanical noises of pedals and keys
  • Integrated metronome, recorder and flexible 3-band EQ
  • Keyboard velocity curve allowing response to be adjusted for different master keyboards
  • Interfaces:
  • Standalone, Audio Units, RTAS, VST, DXi, Core Audio, DirectSound
  • System Requirements:
  • DVD Drive, 17 GB free hard disk space
  • Mac OS 10.3, G4 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM
  • Windows XP, Pentium IV / Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM 
  • Recommended System:
  • Mac OS 10.4, G5 1.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM
  • Windows XP, Pentium IV / Athlon XP 3 GHz, 1 GB RAM
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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


The real "Deal\

By Dirissi

from Coconut Creek, FL.

The realistic of this piano software is incredible. It will take you forever to identify the authenticity of it's sound. Easy to use and fun to play, real pianist only can testify about.....

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Big thumbs up

By Tom

from Spokane Valley, WA

Native Instruments Akoustik Piano is terrific. Anyone who doesn�ۡ���t like the sound of these piano�ۡ���s has a tin ear. Each of the four piano�ۡ���s has it�ۡ���s own unique sound. Very responsive, very workable and very usable. They give you something for every situation. Big bang for your buck. If your looking to buy a sample piano library or to add to an existing library you won�ۡ���t be disappointed.

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Sweet Bechstein

By john

from Logan, Utah

I have had a favorite sampled piano for years. I've watched all the new products and they all pretty much do the same with the newest feature to be room simulation. Well, we all have great reverbs and rooms nowadays, it still goes back to the instrument. I found that sound I was looking for�ۡ��_ contemplative rich and round in the Bechstein sample. The "D" and the Bosendorfer (which I thought would be my preference) are fine, but the Bechstein is that sound I was looking for to use for solo piano with a touch of emotional overtone. I consider it a lucky find.

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