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    K2 versions of all PMI piano libraries announcement

    PMI proudly announces the new generation of sampled pianos.

    The new Kontakt 2 software brings the sampled piano to a new level of realism and expressiveness. All aspects of the piano sound, that were previously only partly covered by sampled pianos, are now available to the pianist.

    New Features:
    - Sympathetic resonance;
    - Convolution-based and recorded damper pedal “sustain” resonance;
    - Sostenuto and softpedal;
    - IR-based ambience;

    Together with the features already implemented:
    - amazing dynamic range and responsiveness by using multiple velocity layers. The Gold Bundle pianos (EMPEROR and OLD LADY) use up to 26 recorded dynamic nuances for each key!
    - All ‘pedal down’ and ‘release/staccato resonance’ elements are created with convolution impulse models (i.e. more than half of the traditional digital samples can be left unused!) and with traditional sample based recordings. - Overall responsiveness is greatly improved. The traditional limitations of sample based pedal dynamics, continuously varying note release have been transcended, with far greater dynamic accuracy, playability and sonic detail.
    -The libraries use all 24bit samples for pristine audio quality

    Sympathetic resonance;
    PMI finally has the technology to make an accurate reproduction of the sympathetic resonance of the non-struck piano notes audible. By using the latest technology we can now re-create this very important effect that was missing in sampled piano libraries until now. The principle behind sympathetic resonance is simple enough:

    "And all strings
    Which are touched in Love
    Must sound."

    Mechtild of Magdeburg,
    8 centuries before Steinway over made it's first piano

    or (less philosophic) when a key is pressed on an acoustic piano, the strings for the keys which are already pressed vibrate sympathetically. Overtones of the struck string generate vibrations in the corresponding non-struck strings that start to "speak".

    This principle is translated in the use of samples. We use a set of resonating string samples and "activate" them with a piece of artificial intelligence that reproduces the effect very realistically.
    For this effect we used 2 additional resonance components:
    - one is for the sympathetic resonance of the non-struck strings
    - one is for the body resonance of the piano.

    The Kontakt 2 versions of Old Lady, Emperor, Bosendorfer 290 and Yamaha C7 will all be available in our on-line store and through selected dealers/distributors within the next 3 weeks. The Grandioso Steinway D, Estonia and the new 96k piano will follow shortly.
    For more information check www.postpiano.com in the next few weeks.

    Importing the PMI Bosendorfer 290 Plug-In version in K2 is no problem at all.
    In fact all K1.5 Kompakt Plug-Ins can be imported.
    The new version of our libraries will be a simple addition of a few IR samples, some extra programming and a few nki´s in K2 format.
    All new Kontakt disks will ship as full K2 versions and will come with K1.5 compatible nki´s, that simply lack the scripts and convolution.
    Therefor existing PMI piano owners can probably upgrade their 1.5 versions to the full K2 versions with a simple download (if all goes well) and new customers get K2 and K1 comaptible disks.

    We will also release a PianoSympatethicResonance Disk; it will have a K2 program that can added to all existing piano libraries (PMI or other vendors) that adds realistic Sympathetic Resonance and -hopefully- additional sustain pedal down resonance.

    "The illusion that we are separate
    from one another is an optical delusion
    of our consciousness."

    Albert Einstein
    Best regards,
    Michiel Post


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    Re: K2 versions of all PMI piano libraries announcement

    Post,

    Congrats on the new versions. Kontakt 2 is a great platform and the Old Lady and the Emperor will be showcased well in it.
    Alan Lastufka | www.BelaDMedia.com
    Producer/Artistic Design | Content Producer

    20 Things

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    Whow...amazing..Michiel, Will there be an crossgrade options (from GS3> K2) for Old lady owners?

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    Re: K2 versions of all PMI piano libraries announcement

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Post
    The Kontakt 2 versions of Old Lady, Emperor, Bosendorfer 290 and Yamaha C7 will all be available in our on-line store and through selected dealers/distributors within the next 3 weeks.
    Is there a way to import the plugin version of the Bösendorfer 290 in K2 and use it with the update or is there something preventing this? Anyway it's nice to see that developers are taking advantage of the new technology.

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    Wishing you the very best Michiel.
    FB
    Bela D Media | www.BelaDMedia.com

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    Re: K2 versions of all PMI piano libraries announcement

    Hi

    it's a great new for pianists. And you are the first to use the power of Kontakt 2.

    don't forget some....

    Good luck !


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    Re: K2 versions of all PMI piano libraries announcement

    Great! Here's another hope for a crossgrade/import version from plug-in to K2 for the Bos290. It's usually the first piano I reach for and I'd love to hear it with the new features!

    --Eric

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    "- Sostenuto and softpedal"

    Yeahhh!

    (For GS3 realy impossible??)

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    Re: K2 versions of all PMI piano libraries announcement

    Importing the PMI Bosendorfer 290 Plug-In version in K2 is no problem at all.
    In fact all K1.5 Kompakt Plug-Ins can be imported.
    The new version of our libraries will be a simple addition of a few IR samples, some extra programming and a few nki´s in K2 format.
    All new Kontakt disks will ship as full K2 versions and will come with K1.5 compatible nki´s, that simply lack the scripts and convolution.
    Therefor existing PMI piano owners can probably upgrade their 1.5 versions to the full K2 versions with a simple download (if all goes well) and new customers get K2 and K1 comaptible disks.

    We will also release a PianoSympatethicResonance Disk; it will have a K2 program that can added to all existing piano libraries (PMI or other vendors) that adds realistic Sympathetic Resonance and -hopefully- additional sustain pedal down resonance.
    Best regards,
    Michiel Post


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    Re: K2 versions of all PMI piano libraries announcement

    This sounds great, Michiel, but I'm curious how you account for the ambience that's in the recordings already? I'm trying to picture how this will work.

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