Acoustica Pianissimo : ericthegreat's user review
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Acoustica Pianissimo is virtual piano software that can be used as a standalone piece of software or as a plug-in in your DAW. It is available in AU, VST, or RTAS formats as a plug-in. I've used it both as standalone software and in Logic, but I don't own this software on my home system. Since I don't own this software myself, I wasn't involved with the installation process and can't really speak about it. The interface of the software offers up a whole lot of control over your sound, with a ton of different preset starting points that model all sorts of different acoustic pianos. For example, there are piano sounds modeled after Yamaha, Steinway, and many other famous piano brands. The amount of control over the different pianos is really outstanding, as you have absolute complete control over what you're end result is. Beyond the control, which would is too in depth to go into detail here, the sounds are some of the best that I've heard when it comes to digital piano modeling. It's definitely the most realistic sounding virtual piano that I've heard, as I really can't think of another that I like more. I'm usually not opposed to using this on recordings of all types, but in general I do like to use a real piano when possible. However, this isn't always something that is possible, so when it's not Ivory would definitely be my first choice for a virtual piano. The price is definitely reasonable, as it isn't too expensive but also isn't dirt cheap. It's definitely worth it if you're going to be using a virtual piano a lot, as in my opinion you're getting the closest thing to a real piano in the digital world. Pianissimo virtual piano is a must have more anyone putting together a virtual suite of instruments.