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Sound Magic has announced the release of Piano One, a free Concert Grand Piano VST instrument plug-in for Windows.

The sound of 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.

By utilizing the Sound Magic Hybrid Modeling Engine, Piano One offers both the Realistic Sound of Sampling and the Playability of Modeling. Hybrid Modeling provides an instantaneous feeling - no delay - and a truer and richer sound than can be created with either sampling or modeling alone. What's more, Piano One utilizes only 150MB, which is quite a small footprint, making Piano One usable even on older PCs. There is no waiting time when loading and the CPU usage is so small that it's virtually unnoticeable.

Like other pianos from Sound Magic. Piano One is equipped with a full featured Add-on system which enables users to enhance Piano One with over 20 different add-ons from the Sound Magic Online Add-on Store. Add-ons add different special features to Piano One. They can make musician's life a little easier, letting users quickly and precisely modify their sound, their style and much, much more. These add-ons are all precision designed with a particular purpose or for a particular style of music. It's also possible to choose a completely different piano sound when users simply feel they need a new color or a new style.

Piano One is also designed to can be extendable or upgradable in future. If the user is a serious musician, he/she may need to consider better sounds and features. Sound Magic also provides this opportunity. When they feel the sound is not enough for them to use, then they can choose other pianos inside Piano One. What's more, there are instructions inside Piano One to help its users to choose.

Features:

  • Sound Magic Hybrid Modeling Technology.
  • Add-on System (needs Internet connection).
  • Actual modeling and soft pedal samples vividly present the sound of three kinds of pedals.
  • Built-in professional Reverb Engine simulates resonances with environment and soundboard, adding extra realism to the sound.
  • Faster load times. Smaller hard drive footprint, less memory and less CPU usage.

Piano One is a free VST under Windows. A Mac version is under development now.

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