Native Instruments has released PIANO COLORS, the latest addition to their range of KONTAKT-based instruments, created in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments. This is what they have to say about it...
PIANO COLORS reimagines the sonic capabilities of a grand piano by combining a curated library of samples, recorded with a range of extended playing techniques, with truly state-of-the-art modulation features.
The extensive collection of source samples in PIANO COLORS were recorded using a variety of unorthodox tools and materials including mallets, drumsticks, rubber, screws, and multiple EBows. The resulting sounds were meticulously captured using the most sought-after equipment, and together comprise one of the most unique collections of grand piano articulations on the market.
The magic of PIANO COLORS lies in the way it allows this deep pool of unique sounds to be further sculpted and moulded with its innovative in-built modulation engines to create tones, patterns and pads that inspire new and unexpected musical ideas. Amongst these engines come Layers, an Arpeggiator, Noises, plus the return of the cutting-edge Particles, made famous by NOIRE, and now expanded with added functionality.
To demonstrate how PIANO COLORS can be used as a creative tool across multiple genres, we put Jared Hines, Kaan Bulak, Lisa Morgenstern, and Yaffra together in Berlin's historic Theater im Delphi. The quartet produced a stunning performance that mixes jazz chords, classical orchestration, electroacoustic textures, and dancefloor energy to showcase the instrument's rich versatility and creative power. You can watch the performance video and behind-the-scenes footage here...
Pricing and Availability:
PIANO COLORS is available at the Native Instruments online shop, with a 25% discount until July 28, 2021.
EUR 199 / USD 199 / YEN 26800 / GBP 179 / AUD 299 / CAD 259 / CHF 209 / CNY 1599
White iLoud monitors and a new modelling guitar pedal
CV controlled mixing console and some distinctly dirty effects
Flexible and responsive polyphonic controller that you can hit with sticks
More hardware in the pipeline
Audio interface too
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