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Native Instruments New York Concert Grand

New York Concert Grand, Virtual Acoustic Piano from Native Instruments.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 5 reviews )
 4 reviews80 %
 1 user review20 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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JeffTadashi07/27/2012

JeffTadashi's review"Lightweight, versatile "

Native Instruments New York Concert Grand
Native Instrument's New York Concert Grand is their standard sampled piano, that comes with their Komplete instrument line. Individually, it is a great sampled piano, with contemporary sounds, that work wonderfully with pop and modern music. The samples are stereo, and it is recorded with multiple velocities: a must for any professional, quality piano sound. Also, the samples here aren't ridiculously big like they made be with Ivory or other professional digital libraries; a couple hundred megabytes of data is all that is necessary here. Native Instruments does a great job with their samplers, of realizing high quality, high-memory sound, but not overdoing the samples, keeping the synths relatively lightweight, and very versatile. They work great live, like on my MacBook Pro, which I use for live shows for my band. The piano sounds great there, and it doesn't tax my computer's resources at all.

The New York Concert grand synth runs inside Kontakt 4 or Kontakt 5, and it includes a few great parameters that you can adjust. The tuning can be adjusted, from over 8 different specific tunings, including stretch, equal, pure, and harmonic. I personally don't have a preference for these, but some pianos are tuned slightly off from the true tunes, and this option lets you modify that. There is also a control for the resonance during sustain, noise controls for the keys and sustain pedal, and you can even move the lid position. You can also adjust how dynamic the output volume of the piano is, essentially acting as an internal compressor without actually compressing. This is great for my live shows, when I want to send the house a relatively constant volume of piano, but without the artifacts of using an actual compressor.

Overall, this is a great, versatile piano sampler that any modern musician can use. Be sure to check it out!
07/14/2011

Anonymous 's review"Googly goo."

Native Instruments New York Concert Grand
The title of this review just about perfectly illustrates the sound I made (and I suppose the face I made as well) as soon as I struck middle C for the first time in the Native Instruments New York Concert Grand. You can only imagine the mathematically logical conclusion as to what happened when I started actually playing it.

No. Actually I didn't explode, but I did spend the next three hours hunched over my piano playing.

The New York Concert Grand is not at all editable outside of a few of the pianos essential but basic parameters which I will cover, in terms of the sample itself. That may seem a shame, but considering the fact that I can use other plug ins on the track housing the piano, it's nothing to be feared.

The piano has a brilliance to it, and it's certainly the most "pop" sounding of all of the Native Instruments grand pianos. This makes it far more suitable to use in song production than the others. I defer to the other pianos when a more orchestral sound is required of me.

However, this can be managed, tamed, brought further out with the basic things that Native Instruments puts on the New York Concert Grand piano. You can choose mic position, velocity curves, whether the lid is open or not, or partially. You name it! I can't even remember all of the things that it lets you do, so the best advice I could give would be to watch a video on it, or look at a picture of the interface.

The program also runs rather smoothly; it's not at all greedy like some of the heavier sample libraries, and yet it sounds almost as good. However, I'm more concerned with the final sound than how meticulously the piano is recreated, so I have to again heap praise on Native Instruments for a job well done.
kikaldo03/12/2010

kikaldo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments New York Concert Grand
I used to live and repeat (with mainstage), to replace my aging Rolonda RD700 with MAUDIO Keystation pro88. I do not regret my choice of flexibility.

The download site was more laborious, Safari stops after 2 GB, while the file is 2.7 GB Rapid and effective response to the VAS Native (2 days) telling me to load with a download manager. It was actually the solution.

Then install super fast and without problems.
For how long have you been using it? 1 month

What thing do you like most/least about it?

+ Sound quality
+ Few parameters, but very well targeted (so no need to get their hands dirty to ring the thing)
+ The samples are not too heavy (I boosted my good MB 2007-4 GB and I have an internal HDD that runs at 7200 mt, so do not worry).
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
No. But I work with digital pianos for 15 years, I know what I was looking for. Not interested in the larger solutions that are greedy, more oriented homesudio that live or Pianotek / Modartt (very light since it is synthetic) whose parameters are editable too many for me (on site and demo test KHSR quickly convinced me).

What is your opinion about the value for the price? Excellent (Price 69 €)
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? Yes, but it takes a config harwdare running.

I recommend this model to all those who prefer to play that set. It is a sound-oriented live, to be played immediately without taking the head. Not too resource intensive, I found a nice alternative to my RD 700.
01/23/2010

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments New York Concert Grand
How long have you use it? For some heures.Je have reu this morning. Have you tried many other models before acqurir? I possde a roland fp7 the Pianoteq 3 Sampletek. 3 have their last quality blows my pc. What is the particular feature you like best and least? The sound is good. works without a dish to my PC, it is surprising! the rglages are basic but enough to play without hacking for 2 hours, as on the Pianoteq. I just replaced a piano part made with my twelve o'clock fp7 and sonority and the vlocit hold water unlike Pianoteq who asks a lot of work at the vlocits. However, the latter possde other strengths. The goal is to make me a collection of sounds and immediately playable kontakt player offers this possibility without breaking the bank. The next purchase will probably be low SCARBEE that their website offers. This idea of ​​possessing the qualities of sounds affordable like it. I tofferont they hopes to their catalog. How do you report qualitprix? Know a piano sound 69 euros? Other products offer more mature sound more realistic when it comes to playing ground, but it is a battle that must be pc. With experience, you do again this choice? ... Yes. I had the choice between dpenser 150 euros to buy the pro Pianoteq, spend 2 hours to find a suitable rglage or take my head, or buy this little gem which I found myself taking the fun ds 1eres notes.