Native Instruments - Elektrik Piano v1.5

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. “Authentic Instruments” 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 “Sound” knob which will switch through 10 different sound settings and a sustain pedal emulating the E7’s 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.

ELEKTRIK PIANO unites the four most beloved E-pianos of all time into one high-performance software instrument, which reproduces in exacting detail the sounds of the Fender Rhodes MK ITM and MK IITM, Hohner Clavinet E7TM, and the Wurlitzer A 200TM. To this day these vintage classics possess a magical allure, and with ELEKTRIK PIANO these sounds are playable from any laptop or desktop computer.

Professional sample engine
ELEKTRIK PIANO is based on the award-winning high-performance sampling technology from Native Instruments, making for an unrivalled authentic playback of the original instruments. Each individual key of the hardware predecessors has been meticulously sampled to include the entire release phase and at various velocity levels. Release samples reproduce the sound made when a key is released, enhancing authenticity and playability. Read more.