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Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint
Pianoverse - Music Software - Counterpoint

Pianoverse - Music Software

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Pianoverse - Music Software

**THIS IS AVAILABLE FOR EDUCATION ONLY**

**AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS - NY GRAND S274 / CONCERT GRANT YF3 / BLACK DIAMOND B280 / ROYAL UPRIGHT Y5**

Breathtaking piano realism meets limitless creativity

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.

Features

  • The finest world-class pianos, meticulously tuned and recorded
  • Robot-assisted sampling for unparalleled accuracy and precision
  • Continuous pedal control for half-and catch-pedaling
  • Advanced controls like adjustable lid position, harp resonance, pedal and piano mallet 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
  • New All-access plan option

The world’s finest pianos in one instrument

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, and 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.

Robot-assisted sampling for unmatched accuracy

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.

Using a mix of hardware technology, proprietary software, and the right dose of craftsmanship in between, we designed a sampling robot comprised of an extremely precise and silent linear motor with an elastic actuator on top, made with a combination of rubber and 3D printed material, which had to sound like a human finger. The actuator is decoupled from the motor to prevent any shock from spreading to the robot structure and to simulate the aftertouch of a real finger.

The control electronics consist of the motor’s dedicated drive, an advanced programmable logic controller system, as well as some custom electronics we had to design to make the actuation more silent and to send specific control signals to the software. This is where the commands from a computer are transformed into the electric power signals driving the linear motor.

All are connected to the control room computer where our proprietary recording software handles the whole thing, synchronizing actuation and recording. The software is designed to make sure we take all the necessary steps to capture the piano’s true sonic DNA.

The process starts with an articulated calibration that must be run for each piano before it is sampled. This is done to sense the dynamic of the instrument, gauge the timbre variation, and check other characteristics of the piano. Once this is done, it helps the operator define the parameters for the sampling of that specific piano and optimize them for maximum realism.

During the recording, the software monitors everything: it waits for the note tails to fade completely before stopping the recording, constantly checking the meters to avoid clipping, and it also detects potential unwanted noises during the recording. When the note is successfully sampled, it invites the operator to move the robot to the next key.

Striking each key with ultra-precise consistency carefully preserved the unique velocity curve and sonic DNA of each piano, resulting in a breathtakingly true-to-life performance.

A powerful new performance engine

Our sound design team then used subtle techniques perfected over 2 decades of virtual instrument programming to bring these thousands of samples to life. Pianoverse’s groundbreaking new engine uses completely redesigned round robin, voice management and other techniques to deliver a seamlessly authentic experience.

Beyond inviting accuracy and sound

Pianoverse also shines with a unique combination of performance controls for both stage and studio work. To customize each piano’s sound, Pianoverse offers adjustable lid position, harp resonance, pedal noise or even the noise of the piano mallets, all things that are usually only available in modelled instruments.
#For live use, all three pedals offer continuous control, including half- and catch-pedalling and una corda, to deliver an unmatched performance experience. Whether for classical, jazz, pop, Latin or any other genre, Pianoverse always offers truly superior piano sound and feel.

Must-have studio processing

Pianoverse provides two sets of microphones per piano so the user can choose if they prefer a more modern and in-the-face sound or a more classical sound. On top of that, for traditional sound-shaping and mixing, the Pianoverse engine also offers a comprehensive suite of must-have effects tools.

There’s selectable EQ and compression, each with multiple modes, for both instrument and room stereo microphone pairs. A dedicated master channel offers EQ and a VCA-style limiter for final mastering polish, while a Stereo Width control quickly sets the width of the image ¬– and even reverses it from a player's perspective to an audience's perspective.

Revolutionary generative Spaces to explore

Where other piano instruments end, Pianoverse is only getting started. Using a new generative reverberation engine, Pianoverse transports any of its concert-grade pianos to 30 sonic destinations, each with its own unique ambient sound. These go from traditional concert halls and studio spaces to less traditional ones like a warehouse or a vault, and otherworldly cinematic environments like icebergs, deserts or even Mars!

Traditional spaces such as a club and cathedral are perfect for regular piano performances, but journey further afield to discover rich, interactive spaces that are perfect for all types of movie soundtracks. Each space uses unique sound generative techniques to create incredibly evocative soundscapes, inspiring your creativity at each step. Plus each space includes flexible controls to further shape your sound and create never-heard-before cinematic sounds and textures.

These immersive, inspiring sound design options deliver the most complete ambient sound-sculpting piano instrument ever.

Unique powerful creative effects

In addition to custom-created Spaces, Pianoverse also offers you 12 new creative effects to design your own sounds. These effects range from new cinematic spatial effects to must-have studio effects and can be inserted on 3 simultaneous slots: the first slot being a parallel send effect, while slots 2 and 3 are insert effects. Then, uniquely in Pianoverse effects, there are also 4 modulation sources – 2 envelopes and 2 LFOs – that may be assigned to various parameters in these 3 effects slots to further animate and move the sound and create extreme effects when desired.

Together these effects offer an arsenal of sound-sculpting tools that cannot be found in any other piano instrument.

A series of 8 pianos

Pianoverse offers the widest sonic palette available in a single virtual instrument with an initial series of 8 remarkable instruments slated for release. You can start with one or more and add others later, endlessly discovering new inspiration as you need it. Or go for the All-access plan option and gain immediate access to all Pianoverse Pianos available now and those coming soon.

New All-access plan option

The most flexible way to enjoy Pianoverse is to become a subscriber. For just $14.99 a month or $149.99 a year, you'll gain immediate access to all Pianoverse Pianos available now and each new piano immediately on release. If you need to stop your plan, you'll keep access to Pianoverse until the end of the current billing cycle. You may resume your plan and continue your payments at any time.

Specifications

  • The finest world-class pianos, meticulously tuned and recorded
  • Robot-assisted sampling for unparalleled accuracy and precision
  • New sound engine with redesigned round-robin and voice management
  • Continuous pedal control for half- and catch-pedaling
  • Advanced controls: lid position, harp resonance, pedal and piano mallet 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 the sound
  • New All-access subscription option
  • Optimized resizable interface
  • Native support of Apple M1 processor
  • Works as a 64-bit plug-in or standalone instrument for Mac/PC
  • MIDI control with MIDI learn
  • 30 Spaces
    • Academy
    • Ballet Studio
    • Cathedral
    • Club
    • Colosseum
    • Desert
    • Garage
    • Iceberg
    • Live Venue
    • Monastery 1
    • Monastery 2
    • Old Forest
    • Opera House
    • Palace
    • Piano Booth
    • Presbytery
    • Red Planet
    • Sanctuary
    • Sea Floor
    • Stone Chapel
    • Studio A
    • Studio B
    • Studio C
    • The Mansion
    • Theater
    • Underground
    • Vault
    • Vintage Studio 1
    • Vintage Studio 2
    • Warehouse
    • 12 Effects
    • Particles
    • ConvoMorph
    • Reelab
    • Choral
    • Delay
    • Filter
    • Lo-Fi
    • Overdrive
    • Rephase
    • Saturator-X
    • Shimmer
    • Vintage Plate
  • Available instruments
    • Concert Grand YF3
    • Royal Upright Y5
    • Black Diamond B280
    • NY Grand S274
  • Coming soon
    • Black Pearl B200
    • Hamburg Grand S274
    • Gran Concerto 278
    • Liberty Upright

System Requirements

64-bit application. Requires a 64-bit CPU and Operating System.

Mac® (64-bits)

  • Minimal: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (Intel Core i5 suggested), 8 GB of RAM (32 GB suggested), macOS 10.13 or later. 30 GB of hard disk space for each piano title.
  • Runs natively on Apple’s M1 processors.
  • Requires an OpenGL 2 compatible graphics adapter.
  • Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX.

Windows® (64-bits)

  • Minimal: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 (Intel Core i5 suggested), 8 GB of RAM (32 GB suggested), Windows® 7 or later. 30 GB of hard disk space for each piano title.
  • Requires an ASIO-compatible sound card.
  • Requires an OpenGL 2 compatible graphics adapter.
  • Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.

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