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Native Instruments Releases Akoustik Piano Version 1.1 R2

Native Instruments has released Akoustik Piano Version 1.1 R2, a free update for its acclaimed piano software instrument. The new version offers improvements and additional features.

A new Overtone technology is designed to provide 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. The update also adds Stretched Tuning, the preferred tuning mode for classical solo piano performances, and adds “Repedalling” behavior to its implementation of the sustain pedal.

Akoustik Piano Version 1.1 also offers an enhanced user interface, 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 output limiter. The update also increases the number of maximum voices to 150 for sufficient polyphonic headroom.

With the new version, all four pianos can now be used in both Kontakt Version 2.1 and Kore. The 1.1 update includes specific Kontakt 2 patches for each instrument, containing individual matching Performance Views for use in Native Instruments’ award-winning flagship sampler. The Performance View gives users full control of Akoustik Piano’s sound parameters directly within the Kontakt 2 rack.

The Version 1.1 update for Windows and Mac is now available as a free download for all registered users of Akoustik Piano on the NI Website.

Compatibility with Intel-based Macs will be introduced in a separate update.

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