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Noire

Kontakt Instrument Plugin by Native Instruments
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Noire by Native Instruments is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Standalone Application and Soundware (samples or presets that load into other products) for macOS and Windows. It includes, and is therefore "powered by", Kontakt Player, which functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
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Experience firsthand the signature grand piano sound of composer and pianist Nils Frahm. This is the sound of a unique concert grand – handpicked by the artist, custom intonated, and augmented with a felt damper. We've captured the piano in its native habitat – the ambient environment of Saal 3 in Berlin's renowned, Bauhaus-designed Funkhaus recording complex. The result is a unique, intense, and evocative instrument, with an atmosphere all of its own:

  • NOIRE was captured using vintage mics and preamps in the rich acoustic environment of Saal 3 in Funkhaus Berlin.
  • NOIRE offers pure and felt preparation versions of the 9' concert grand piano.
  • Quickly customize the sound from any page of the interface.
  • Dive deeper into advanced customization options to fine-tune your sound.
  • Add motion and spur new creative ideas with an innovative particles engine that automatically generates notes based on what you play.
  • Apply effects to shape or completely alter the piano's character. Blend in a variety of noises to enhance realism.
  • NOIRE was captured using vintage mics and preamps in the rich acoustic environment of Saal 3 in Funkhaus Berlin.
  • NOIRE offers pure and felt preparation versions of the 9' concert grand piano.

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Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Noire
Reviewed By Boy Wonder
June 3rd, 2022

Every so often, a product comes along that makes up sit up and take notice. Noire is one of those. At first glance, you think, "Eh, yet another sampled piano, albeit well done, and complemented by its felt counterpart." All that is true, BTW. Slightly darker in tone - and thus a little rounder - than its contemporaries, there is playable consistency across its eight octaves that betrays the lengths the engineers went through to capture its essence. But, that's just the beginning.

You can also sculpt tones to your liking using the various and plentiful parameters and effects on other pages. Then, there's the creme de la creme: the Particles page. At first, I was skeptical: Why would a serious piano have a built-in creative delay/reverb-y/granular/arpeggio-type engine? It's true. Using it for classical piano tracks wouldn't work, but in context for, say, an ambient track, it fits like a glove. With Particles, its so easy to create one-chord evolving textures that it almost feels like a guilty pleasure.

In conclusion, Noire is a win-win-win situation. Kudos to its creators.

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