4Front Technologies has announced the imminent release of TruePianos, a new virtual piano VSTi based on a combination of physical modeling, synthesis and sampler techniques. Using a combination of the best what these individual technologies have to offer, TruePianos provides great playability by allowing itself to be easily adjusted to the combination of your unique playing style and the specific characteristics of your MIDI keyboard, instead of the other way around. It doesn't attempt to meticulously simulate existing pianos but instead provides realistic and expressive range of piano modules, each with individual dry sounding presets that you 'just play'.
TruePianos does not rely on disk streaming, has a low memory footprint and optimized CPU usage making it ideal for live performances, even on 1 Ghz CPUs while features like sympathetic resonance are active. For the more serious pianists an enhanced polyphony mode is available as well as multi-CPU support to make sure that even with extreme polyphony, Truepianos will not choke on most computers sold over the past 2-3 years.
- Extremely playable.
- Intuitive no-nonsense user interface.
- Low CPU usage and Multi-CPU support.
- Small memory and disk footprint.
- Piano modules with multiple presets.
- Dry unprocessed sound.
- Sympathetic Resonance, Repedalling, etc. are supported.
- Free updates and additional piano add-ons during the first year after purchase.
TruePianos is available for Windows as a VST Instrument and costs $180. A demo version is available.