Native Instruments Elektrik Piano
Native Instruments Elektrik Piano

Elektrik Piano, Virtual Electric Piano from Native Instruments.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 11 reviews )
 7 reviews64 %
 3 reviews27 %
 1 user review9 %
Value For Money : Excellent

stompboxjon's review"buy "

Native Instruments Elektrik Piano
The Native Instruments Elektrik Piano can be purchased for a great price from native instruments site. Any one who has used Native Instruments stuff before knows how good the vst’s the make are going to be. I usually always keep my eye out on Native Instruments website for new vst’s that they will come out with. I am a frequent customer of theirs. If you are looking for a great stage electric piano sound to add to your music and patch collection then Native Instruments Elektrik Piano could be just what you are looking for.


Very easy to use, and to install . There really isn’t too much with it, the best thing about it is the sounds. There are only maybe 7 knobs on the whole vst and interface so there really isn’t too much stuff going on that can confuse you or make you need to take out a manual. Though I havent even seen a manual for this because when I purchased it I just got a download link for the full vst not for a manual or any instructions so im thankful that its easy to use.


The sounds are great, very realistic and even some what vintage. You will love how well rounded each patch really sounds. They are so thick and full of good tones. You can edit the eq and tun pan and volume right on the interface of Elektrik piano as well. Thre is nothing confusing or tricky going on when using. Its just great and simple at the same time. I recommend it to everyone. All of the sounds are basically coming from 4 different boards, the Mk1 and MK 2 as well as the E7 and the A 200. All of those boards are known for the electric pianos and they are all brought into one device. The Native Instruments electric Piano.

James...'s review"Best Wurly Sounds I've found"

Native Instruments Elektrik Piano
It's made to work in the kontakt environment which is where I use it. I'm not the biggest fan of the kontakt interface but it is a really convenient way to group a lot of got instruments together. Native Instruments plays things pretty much by the book. They have proven products and Elektrik is no different. It loads up with a ton of presets which are more useful than most. Although sometimes the names make me wonder what they mean? Not really a big deal.


I've never had any issues with Kontakt or Elektrik. Any problems I've had have been failures on my part. I initially had troubleshooting errors with interfacing but most of the time it was a case of "should've read the manual." I've been using kontakt for years and elektrik piano for a couple. I do worship music in a live environment and I frequently use a keyboard for come songs. In our type of music we need a Wurlitzer sound pretty often. I had tried a few out there and found most of the vsti's I played to be pretty weak. Most of them sounded very fake and lacked the organic bass you get with elektrik. This plugin is by far the best I've found. It just sounds very real. The effects are okay. I would recommend you use an external reverb and delay if you need that though. The ones onboard are just eh... I end up using MK2 most often. I expect most people that use this will gravitate toward one of the keyboards and rarely use the other ones. But really, the value is great regardless. For the quality you get here, I think the price is sort of a bargain.


What I like most, hands down is the realism. Elektrik has that organic tone that I never got with other emulations before. It's the closest I've come to having a real keyboard in the room. I use it live most of the time and you would think I had one on stage. It's really that level of quality. I've tried the competitors and I would strongly recommend this one. If it's a bit pricey, save up. You won't be happy with the cheaper options.

moosers's review

Native Instruments Elektrik Piano
I had no problems installing Native Instruments Elektrik Piano on my machine. It has run smoothly and has not given me any problems. The interface is easy to follow and I didn't have any compatibility issues. I never had any problems with running this effectively, so I never had use for a manual.


I run Elektrik Piano on my Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM. I use an M-Audio Keystation 49e MIDI controller and have never had a problem with this configuration. I use this both as stand alone software and with Logic. I only run one of these at a time and while it takes up some CPU power, not enough to really hurt your system if you have a good machine.


The Elektrik Piano virtual instrument is somewhat new to me, but in the time I have had it I have been very satisfied. The overall sound quality is quite authentic and there are a variety of presets for all different electric piano sounds - Rhodes, Wurli, bells, etc. While I'd rather have a Wurlitzer 200A, this provides a relatively cheap option that has very real sounding electric piano sounds, and is more eclectic than your hardware keyboard. You really have total control over your sound with parameters for low EQ, high EQ, trem, reverb, tun, pan and volume. The presets are great for getting a quick wide variety of electric piano tones. While I use my MIDI controller to play, you can also just click on the keys to produce sound, which can come in handy sometimes. The price is reasonable considering the quality of sound this produces. While I am usually one to stay away from virtual instruments, as I love the sound of analog gear, this is great sounding and incredibly convenient.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Native Instruments Elektrik Piano
The features are pretty good. There are different parameters that you can adjust per preset that you load. Cool to get a variety, but sometimes you want certain effects on other presets. Not difficult to work around though since you can process it later.

price paid: $125

This is very easy to use and navigate with. I've had no problems finding what I need.


The sound quality is really impressive. I haven't used any other "quality" rhodes plug-ins but this has the exact smoothness I've been looking for. I do seem to get a bit of artifacts though, although i'm running over the recommended PC components to run this.

As i mentioned before, I still get artifacts when using this but it's not too much of a problem with the style of music I do. HOWEVER.. I'm having major problems having this export correctly. I can make a song and everything will play beautifully minus the occassional barely noticeable artifact... but when exporting, the whole song will export fine and most of the elektrik piano part will export too. It cuts out though!! I've mainly noticed it cuts out whenever the piano has to sustain at any reasonable length. It may be a chord that sustains 3/4 of a beat and on the last quarter note it will cut out abruptly. I've been troubleshooting this for days now and I cant get customer support from NI because their site is down at the moment. Even when the site was up, the links to their product support dont seem to load. Not sure whats up with this, but this product would be amazing if this little part was fixed.


I would give this a 10 if the above was resolved somehow.

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Posted by: DefOne4Lyfe ( 4-, 2006)

afterglow479's review

Native Instruments Elektrik Piano
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.


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.


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.

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

Native Instruments Elektrik Piano
The installation is done it without problems?
installation without a problem,
ago by the test against the authorization of the product (on-line course)
it took me 6 days! because I bought this app to put in my Receptor,
and there, there is a process they call "off-line" but that requires a connection?!
Now their site was down ... brief, contact the support (with answers next to the plate), the usual hassle what.

Anyway, I will never admit a soft request authorization to operate on-line, it lowers
the buyer to the level of tenant of the product (besides it's always tedious steps for the user).
every developer doing so will automatically receive a quotation for the installation shabby (I would put -10
if that were possible!)


What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)

PC core2 (2x3ghz), 4GB Ram, Sound card RME Multiface, Winsows XP sp3
The software works he correctly on this configuration?
Yes VST (Cubase SX3)
Yes Standalone.
not in Standalone if you put anything else in addition (eg EZdrummer) there, he planted the machine.
yet it is not a prog very greedy and I can run things much heavier standalone no prob,
is therefore the Elektrik Piano that crashes.


How long have you use it?
2 months

What is so special that you like most and least?
-Its simplicity and aesthetics

-The sound of the MKI and cool to play solo

I like least:
I find that overall, the sounds are a bit "soft" side and there is a kitsch and "Purple Rose"
it is difficult (for me), playing grooves nervous with this app.
But funny can be improved by adding to it from IK Amplitube Fender.

-Its possible settings (rather anecdotal and somewhat outdated)

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
so much
How would you rate the quality / price?
it's a bit too expensive for what it offers

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, I think it is the only "Rhodes" goes into my Receptor.
It's also cohere, but not a revolution

solo84's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Elektrik Piano
No pb


PC Bi-proc 3200 / 2 Giga RAM speed / 3 HDD (SATA2 Raid & SATA) / MOTU Sound card
It works well trs


Not bad ... But when you possde the Scarbee Rhodes (CEP), it is bland in comparison! ... Trs sound and pretty, the sound features including (Phaser. .. Etc) trs are convincing, the interface is pretty ... But in a mix, without a proper sound! When we play with we do not feel like a Rhodes under the hood! While the Scarbee spring right now, we feel the blade, changes are trsralistes VLOC, a short lived and easy to mix! Here, we end up with something that lacks attack and PCHE. Finally, a proper rest! But I sold ...

Wills01's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Elektrik Piano
Like all Native products ... Plug in and play ... no problem.
The manual is excellent even if not in use virtually no ..
It is stand alone or VST and in both cases, no worries


I love ... Norah Jones's ... its sounds are excellent and works perfectly VLOC (avoid keyboards 10 balls, you can not apprcier). We put your hands on the keyboard and one feels that rpond with incredible sensitivity. I understood his essay Applied ... the Elektric Piano is well above.
The interface also has a great Qualter: trs it is small, which Reduces the place occupied on our good old guts.


You have to buy ... simply.

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

Native Instruments Elektrik Piano


AMD 64 3500 +, 1.5 GB RAM, 200 GB x 1 System, 1 x 400 GB Datas, sound card M-AUDIO USB

1.5 GB RAM is not enough to charge the four instruments in simultanment RAM memory, otherwise no problem.

Performance is Dtonn, we do not believe it, there is.


Used for 3 months, I am delighted.

Well I will not repeat that it is (very) greedy in RAM.

QualitPrix: unbeatable IMHO.

I Rasht eyes closed ... I will also invest (what a word that price) in NI Akoustik Piano ... even more greedy in RAM!

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

Native Instruments Elektrik Piano
RAS. Installation without problem. Prsentation clear and simple. Friendly and intuitive interface


On my computer: 3Ghz and 1G DDR and sound card E-MU 4040, pc, via Nuendo.
The software runs nickel, for against the quality of the soft places a big place in CPU. (It all goes prafois sul 40%).


I've had a week, the PLUS is the ism of MODEL but also the number. We have several Rhodes dja paramtrs and sounds really really rel. There's even a feature that makes you stro bass and treble right left growing.
I did not test other, from the sounds "clavinet" or "EP" on synth ... and frankly, this app is truly impeccable.
So forcment great price quality ratio