IK Multimedia at Recording Week 2023: Pianoverse is your new favourite virtual piano instrument, offering breathtaking realism and limitless creativity

What is IK Multimedia Pianoverse?

RECORDING WEEK 2023: Pianoverse is your new favourite virtual piano instrument – offering breathtaking piano realism melded with limitless creativity. Pianoverse combines the world’s finest concert-grade pianos with inspiring, cinematic effects to create an incredibly versatile piano instrument that can excel in any situation where a world-class piano sound is needed, from classical concerts to blockbuster movie soundtracks to live jazz performances.

Offering a breathtaking sonic range, from the most true-to-life acoustic piano experience to the wildest atmospheric and interactive creative textures, all in a single plug-in. And all with incredible ease of use and an inspiring workflow.

IK Multimedia Pianoverse Key Features

  • The finest world-class pianos, meticulously tuned and recorded. Four piano models are available now, with a further four more on the way.
  • Robot-assisted sampling for unparalleled accuracy and precision
  • Continuous  pedal control for half-and catch-pedalling
  • Advanced controls such as adjustable lid position, harp resonance, pedal and piano mallets noise
  • Multiple instrument and room microphone options
  • Studio-essential  EQ, compression, limiting and stereo width
  • 30  revolutionary generative sound Spaces to explore
  • 12  high-end creative cinematic effects for tailoring the sound

Enter the Pianoverse


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Pianoverse offers the perfect piano sound for any genre, giving superior results in every situation. IK’s development team spent months sourcing treasured piano instruments from the most prestigious manufacturers including Yamaha, Steinway, Bösendorfer, Fazioli and more.

Each instrument was hand-tuned and prepared, then sampled using multiple microphone setups and IK’s unique custom-built robotic system that allowed a degree of velocity measurement, sampling precision and repeatability that simply cannot be matched with traditional sampling workflows.

Using a new generative reverberation engine, Pianoverse transports any of its concert-grade pianos to 30 sonic destinations, each with its own unique ambient sound. These range from traditional concert halls and studio spaces to more unusual ones such as a warehouse or a vault, and otherworldly cinematic environments like iceberg, desert or even Mars!

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Traditional spaces such as a club and cathedral are perfect for regular piano performances, but journey further afield to discover rich, interactive spaces that are perfect for all types of movie soundtracks. Each space uses unique sound generative techniques to create incredibly evocative soundscapes, inspiring your creativity at each step. Each space provides flexible controls to create never-heard-before cinematic sounds and textures.

These immersive, inspiring sound design options deliver the most complete ambient sound-sculpting piano instrument ever.

THE PIANOS – Pianoverse - Concert Grand YF3

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Concert Grand YF3 is based on a 9’ Yamaha CFIII concert grand piano. Built from the best spruce, rock maple and mahogany woods along with hand-molded, sand-casted iron this universally loved worldwide premium instrument is known for its magnificent responsiveness. LEARN MORE

Pianoverse - Royal Upright Y5

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Royal Upright Y5 is based on a modern Yamaha U5 upright piano. The more direct and intimate sound of this exquisite upright piano is ideal for jazz or pop singer-songwriter material, vocal accompaniment and any musical setting where the sound of concert grand might be too overpowering. LEARN MORE

Pianoverse - Black Diamond B280

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Black Diamond B280 is based on a Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert, also known as the Concert Grand 280VC. With a timbre all its own, Black Diamond B280 can easily convey darker moods while conserving the warm musicality for which the Austrian capital is celebrated. LEARN MORE

Pianoverse - NY Grand S274

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NY Grand S274 is based on a 9’ Steinway & Sons New York D-274 concert grand piano, a majestic musical instrument known to be the pinnacle of concert grands and the overwhelming choice of the world's greatest pianists, according to its legendary manufacturer. LEARN MORE

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