Native Instruments Elektrik Piano
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Native Instruments Elektrik Piano

Elektrik Piano, Virtuelles Elektrisches Klavier from Native Instruments.

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afterglow479 03/10/2008

Native Instruments Elektrik Piano: Produktbewertung von afterglow479 (content in English)

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This installed with no problems on my system. It was really a breeze to get it up and running. Since it's a synth and not a sample-based plug you don't have to copy over huge amounts of library data. Installation takes about 2 minutes, and then you have to verify your serial which is pretty simple. All you really need to do as far as configuration is to make sure you have your MIDI channel selected correctly for your MIDI controller if you are using one. Other than that you just need to make sure your DAW adds the plug to its VST database (most do automatically). The manual that Native Instruments provides is very thorough and detailed so if you have questions they are very likely answered there.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

My computer is a custom built PC that is running Windows XP. It has a high end Intel processor and plenty of RAM. I am using Cubase for my DAW. This plug should install in the VST format if your system is PC based. This software does use a little bit of CPU, about 3% on my meter with a very fast processor. Luckily this doesn't take up huge amounts of RAM like sample-based plug-ins do though, so that resource stays free for other plugs. This one is very stable, it doesn't ever crash as far as I know.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using this for a few months now - just recently got it. I really love the sound of it - it's like having a Rhodes piano in your computer! Obviously it doesn't sound exactly like the real thing, but this is by far the best approximation I have heard in a digital plug-in. In addition, this plug offers far more flexibility than a real Rhodes does. You can very quickly and easily modify the sound to get it to suit your production better, whereas with a real one that would often be impossible. When you consider that this is also a tiny fraction of the price of the real thing, this does seem like an incredible value. I definitely recommend this plug, unless you can afford a bunch of different sounding Rhodes pianos in your studio. I would get it again.