Steinberg is giving you a free LoFi Piano virtual instrument that promises “unique character”

Steinberg is kicking off the gifting season by letting you have LoFi piano, a new virtual instrument, for free.

Don’t expect a huge grand piano sound here; LoFi piano is built around samples of an upright that were captured by multiple carefully selected microphones. These were chosen to ensure that the tone has a mixture of warmth and grit, and puts a contemporary spin on a vintage piano sound.

You also get six “dusty” effects - Flutter, Compress, Saturate, Reduce, Filter and Reverb - which have just one control each. The built-in MIDI chord pads are designed to make it easy for you to create progressions.

LoFi Piano runs inside Steinberg’s free HALion Sonic SE plugin for Windows and macOS (VST/AU/AAX) and you’ll need a MySteinberg ID if you want to download it. Find out more on the Steinberg website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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