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piano III - "Kongrosian"

physical piano model with touchable strings

(157 Votes)
1.1 (Updated 11 years ago)
442.1kB
March 28, 2008
Reaktor 5 or lower

DESCRIPTION



v1.1 should solve the problem with the eq some people had on older machines - thanks to Herw et al for testing

some notes :
- A-view parameters are for live tweaking, fine tuning parameters are in B-view

- the model needs a minimum audio rate of 44kHz

- a high shelf around 1200-2400 Hz and some room are required, you can replace them, but not omit them

COMMENTS  (50)

Klemens Wolf
2 years ago
great work!
David Coffin
3 years ago
OMG…THIS.
John Duesenberry
6 years ago
Thanks for this fascinating model. I hope to hear more from you!
Claude-Samuel LEVINE
7 years ago
wow ! Same as #45. (i use Pianoteq ) question : the Satie piece is from a MIDIfile, so this means that parameters are MIDI automatisable ! i hope that i could find how, with witch midi controler. just a notice : the MIDI velocity don't seam to be as reactive as with Pianoteq. But this Piano III is more intended for Sounds, and wow ! This is really ...the real thing !
Nathan Jonson
8 years ago
this is incredible!! thanks so very much!
Ariel Kenan
8 years ago
haha @ZooTooK good point pianos usually have 3 strings per note! Neat idea for modifying this great ensemble
Simon Jarvis
8 years ago
A Jaw dropping ensemble, this captures the essence of a real piano, if not quite the real thing. But obviously, being a synthesiser, it's capable of being more than a normal piano. Reaktor is amazing in the right hands and ensembles such as this should be hailed as it's strongest adverts. Thank you very much. This is more than I ever thought Reaktor could do.
jace cavacini
8 years ago
this is pretty excellent. the closest thing i've heard to a real piano is physical modeling in Modart's Pianoteq. there was a Reaktor ensemble that played a bit with modeling a piano, and sounded neat, but it was far from being a piano. YOURS, though, sounds like a piano and is approaching Pianoteq in functionality. Congratulations and THANK YOU for sharing this great piece of work!
Jedinhopy Xelon
9 years ago
Any updates?
Alexander Schmitt
9 years ago
wow this is realy awesome, i like it so many possibilities... sometimes it sounds like a banjo...
Dragan Jovanovic
9 years ago
Incredible work!!! I hope that it will work for me-I´m on MAC... God, I hope SO MUCH that it will work... Thanx again for sharing your work with us! Dragan
sohrab motabar
9 years ago
Great Work , Thank You ...
Marcel Maes
9 years ago
Great work Gabriel! My parents have a piano and these were the sounds I made when they were not at home ... So this is not a realistic piano sound, but I always wondered why synths have to mimick natural instruments that already exist for 300 years.
Tim Shaw
10 years ago
This incredible! The touchable strings are unbelievable...
HISHAM NIAZ
10 years ago
Great sound character and works very well as a starting point for a Lute instrument as well.
ljekio ulmar
10 years ago
Great! Waiting for options "newspaper between hammers" )))
Preston Parish
10 years ago
Wow, damn impressive. very nice.
Stephen Gallagher
11 years ago
this is close to genius. thanks! i love it!
Jonathan Loeb
11 years ago
Yeah, silence here on my G5, works on my MacBook. This seems to be a PPC problem.
John Stainton
11 years ago
this blasted the drivers of my m-audio 1814 on a g5 and took three installs and a day to get it working properly - works okay on my intel mac book
donato damico
11 years ago
many thanks don
gabriel mulzer
11 years ago
it's ... showthread.php?t=63727
gabriel mulzer
11 years ago
anyone who's got problems, please find the thread in the builders forum : http://www.native-instruments.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63727 - it's impossible to fix it without input and testing by those who experience the problem
shawn gilbert
11 years ago
Hey Gabriel,from your past work,I KNOW this is phenominal...problem is no sound-G5 PPC Dual R5.1.5.Any suggestions for Piano lll/m-bience? Neither give any sound :-(
Dieter Zobel
11 years ago
wundervoll, vielen dank fuer das
ZooTooK
11 years ago
Fantastic! I guess this is more for experimenting with piano like impressions and it's alien brothers but wouldn't 2 or 3 strings hit by the same hammer a better startingpoint to imitating the real thing. There arn't many single string pianos around... ;-) Thank you soo much Gabriel for sharing! To me this is a milestone in the Reaktor history book...
gabriel mulzer
11 years ago
for donations, people can get in touch emailing gm at the domain given on the instrument info - however you should probably wait and see if I manage to remove the bug that has been reported -
Simon Stockhausen
11 years ago
Well it's useless if you're expecting a normal sounding hifi piano sound but it's fantastic for creating experimental - gamelanish sequencer textures. Also the mousing of the strings is great - awesome instrument - well done!!!
Phil Durrant
11 years ago
works on my Intel Macbook :-) this is great!
Maximilian Schäfer
11 years ago
Hi Gabriel, works fine here - 25% CPU on my Core2Duo PC. Very interesting instrument, great work! It won't become my favorite piano but I'll use it for more "experimental" sounds. I would like to donate some Euros. How?
Pascal Santoni
11 years ago
sublime !!! the eq work for me on this one Thank you
JPaul Morton
11 years ago
That is quite amazing.You can "scrape" the strings !!!
Chet Singer
11 years ago
This is a fantastic piece of work, Gabriel. Just amazing.
gabriel mulzer
11 years ago
thanks for every comment so far - I'll try to figure out what's the problem with macs(?) here also - I am aware that some written explanation might be useful, just didnt find the time yet
Kim Joris Boström
11 years ago
Great. Simply great. Maybe snaps would be superfluous. There's so much to do with the mouse in realtime Thank you for this!
Kim Joris Boström
11 years ago
Excellent Work! No sound problems here on my Intel MacBook. Very special sound, perfect for my needs. Some snaps(!) would definitely be cool, and a manual, too. I'm not in the piano modelling business... just a user.
Kimmo Kivelä
11 years ago
Physical model of piano! How about making prepared piano from this! Wonderful. Happy I dont own acoustic piano. Would be too painful to throw it out.
herw
11 years ago
bypass wiring the two macros (see last post) works but produces much distortion. BTW you have to add the master modul for MACs to set master volume to -10dB. nevertheless great work - want to study when its working for mac.
herw
11 years ago
Hi Gabriel: midi ok means : the instrument recognized incoming midi notes. The problem are equalizer and ambience. They produces NAN ... NAN which means here values 10^308 !! I have to bypass them with wires. I am working with MAC G5, REAKTOR 5.1.5
herw
11 years ago
Hi Gabriel: midi ok means : the instrument recognized incoming midi notes. The problem is in the macro equalizer. It produces NAN ... NAN which means here values 10^308 !! I am working with MAC G5, REAKTOR 5.1.5
arachnaut
11 years ago
Very nice, I wish I understood more about the features.
Jonathan Loeb
11 years ago
Um, wow! Fantastic.
Jonathan Style
11 years ago
Working for me! Thanks for the upload it's fun.
gabriel mulzer
11 years ago
double post .. but still no sound eh ? I guess youre working on macs! ( well I've read Phil does ) but this doesnt explain much either - I have no clue - it does produce noise here, for sure
gabriel mulzer
11 years ago
: ( - just coming home from a fridays eve - downloaded the thing myself - and it seems to work perfectly here- Herwig, what does "midi in ok" mean ? does midi produce sound or not? this has been saved with R5.1.4 btw, I assume David Phil and Herw, youre already using 5.1.5 is this correct ?
Ryan Dean
11 years ago
Very impressive looking interface. That center display is really trick.
Phil Durrant
11 years ago
yes, no sound here either.
David Waldman
11 years ago
No workee.
herw
11 years ago
midi in is ok but get no sound,mhh? demo mp3 is nice.
gabriel mulzer
11 years ago
forgot to mention, the satie piece is based on a midi file by nicholas fogwall , the other piece i dont know anyway its a midi file too - have a nice weekend
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