Soundmagic, a developer of software-based piano instruments, has made the latest version 5 of its Piano One software available to download totally free. Claiming over 1 million downloads, the company says it's the most popular virtual piano around.
"Piano One comes from the Yamaha C7 concert grand, a true workhorse in the professional piano world, appearing on famous concert stages, in international competitions and in prestigious music events throughout the world. Okay. We admit it. We're giving this incredible piano away in hopes of luring you in, of getting you interested in our other products. Yes, surprising as it may sound, we actually would like you to BUY something from us so we can keep the virtual doors open and keep on developing cool new products like our other amazing pianos."
The new version updates to the latest engine utilized in Sound Magic's commercial pianos. By utilizing the Sound Magic Hybrid Modelling Engine, Piano One offers both the Realistic Sound of Sampling and the Playability of Modelling. Hybrid Modelling provides an instantaneous feeling - no delay - and a truer and richer sound than can be created with either sampling or modelling alone.
As freeware, Piano One has difference with the company's commercial pianos - it lacks Sympathetic Resonance, Mechnical Noises, HD Velocity Layers and Multi Microphone Perspectiver support and less sample data for modeling
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