Version 1.5 sees the acclaimed e-piano software reach a new level in realism and dynamic playability. The four classic electric pianos have been refined in almost every detail, and their range expanded with 16 new and stunningly authentic instrument presets. Now based on the KONTAKT 2 engine, ELEKTRIK PIANO 1.5 boasts many additional features for an uniquely vivid sound – plus Intel Mac compatibility.
New Features New Engine
ELEKTRIK PIANO 1.5 has a brand new engine under the hood. Based on the super-powerful KONTAKT 2 – Native Instruments’ award winning sampler engine, ELEKTRIK PIANO 1.5 now features greater stability, much faster loading times, host automation capacity, an improved voice allocation algorithm, thoroughly reworked ‘authentic’ patches, and numerous other small improvements from version 1.
ELEKTRIK PIANO 1.5 comes with 16 astounding new “Authentic Instruments” presets (four for each piano). All instruments have been carefully redesigned, reproducing the dynamic feel of the original keyboards to the fullest extent. ôAuthentic Instrumentsö presets can also be imparted with even greater level of depth and warmth, thanks to the brand new impulse-response room and cabinet simulations.
The A200, MK1 and MK2 instruments now include a tremolo effect which can be controlled via MIDI and mod-wheel as well as allowing for automation in your host sequencer. Additionally, instrument presets with different tremolo amount settings can be combined in a single performance. The E7 instruments now include a mod-wheel controllable Wah-Wah effect, a ôSoundö knob which will switch through 10 different sound settings and a sustain pedal emulating the E7Æs characteristic damper mechanism.
New options for setting the dynamic range and random values for velocity, volume, and pitch have been added, giving ELEKTRIK PIANO 1.5 an exquisitely ‘organic’ feel.
Also new in version 1.5 is the redesigned voice allocation algorithm which not only reduces CPU usage but also authentically replicates the mechanical workings of a real electric piano.
ELEKTRIK PIANO is now Intel Mac compatible – the Universal Binary update is included in version 1.5.
ELEKTRIK PIANO 1.5 uses the existing samples from the 1.0 version (NKS files inside the library path), i.e. you need to have the old version installed with at least the stand-alone version and the library in order to run this update. As ELEKTRIK PIANO 1.5 has a new engine, it is unable to read the instruments, performance data or host projects from Version 1. Nevertheless, you can continue to use your previous ELEKTRIK PIANO 1.0 version in parallel to work with your previous projects.