Arturia Piano V Virtual Instrument Software
Arturia Piano V delivers not one, but twelve different world-class pianos that they've meticulously crafted using their critically acclaimed modeling technology. Because they’re models, you not only get a wide range of true pianos, but also controls over different components and characteristics that have never been accessible before. You can play pianos that are the pinnacle of realism or get as radical as you want with unconventional sounds. The versatile Piano V is an indispensable foundational instrument for any keyboardist, writer or producer in any style of music.
Choose from legendary pianos
If you could have the sound of any piano you wanted... oh, wait – now you do! There are as many different sonic personalities as there are pianos. No two are alike, even the same model from the same manufacturer. Different songs and different tracks also demand specific qualities. That’s why Piano V gives you a total of nine different instruments spanning both grands and uprights. Just pick the preset that best serves you in the moment and you’re good to go. These models are totally malleable as well, letting you go far beyond that to modify the different components that make up each instrument’s signature sound, everything from slight tweaks to extreme treatments. The possibilities are endless.
If want a piano to cut through a pop or rock mix, you can’t go wrong with Piano V's Concert D model. Looking for something a little mellower? Switch to the Pop Concert model. For jazz, the Intimate D will get you up close and personal. For something bright and punchy in your mixes, try out the uprights like Classical U3 and Pop U3. Arturia also included some fantasy models like Ice Bell Piano and Metal Piano that cross the line toward electrics while retaining their own unique organic roots. Whether you’re playing pop, jazz, R&B or a new style all your own, the Piano V gives you the best sounds for any job.
Modeling technology delivers unparalleled realism
The standard approach to software piano emulations is to sample as many individual notes and velocities of an instrument as possible. The problem is that pianos are extremely complex with lots of components that interact, such as the way the vibrating strings interact with each other when you depress the damper pedal. That’s why Arturia chose the approach of modeling instead and has painstakingly modeled all of the components, materials and the physics of the way they interact, as well as rooms, mic placements and more. Pianos are a study in craftsmanship, and so is Piano V. When you want the authentic sound and feel of a piano, you want Piano V.
Instant piano tech
Piano V’s nine piano models are just a starting point; a click of a mouse opens the cabinet to reveal all the controls to make each uniquely yours. Shift the string tension to try A-432 tuning. Dial in just the right hammer hardness, position and dynamics to change your favorite piano’s character into anything from mellow to brittle, so it sits in your mixes just right. Strech a grand piano tuning to get the inharmonicity characteristic of uprights. Detune the unison strings in the middle and upper registers to conjure a neglected saloon piano. You can even change characteristics like soundboard resonance, hammer noise and lid position. Of course, you can shape the velocity curve to match your controller of choice so the Piano V responds to your touch just the way you like it.
Change the environment, too
Piano V lets you shape more than just the instrument. You can also change the room and recording setup to dramatically refine both spatial and timbral qualities to your taste. A given piano can sound very different depending on its environment, miking and processing; that’s why Arturia factored all those elements into the Piano V models as well. With the simple click of the mouse you can move any piano into a different type of room, select various mic positions, and shape the tonality with built-in EQ.
Set the stage with convolution reverb
Place your Piano V in one of 14 different spaces, courtesy of convolution reverb. Fancy the big stage? Try the expansive sound of one of the concert halls. For jazz, you’ll probably like the intimacy of the basement jazz room. You’ll also find a variety of studio recording environments from the absorption of a wood room to the brightness of glass walls. Ever wanted to play piano in an abandoned warehouse? Arturia's got you covered there, too. Just choose your starting space, then tweak the room size, duration and decay to taste. From large to small, you’ll find it all.
Place your mics
Mic placement can make all the difference in piano recordings and it can be a bit of a black art; fortunately, Arturia's taken all the mystery out of it for you. All piano models come with four mics complete with a mini mixer, perfect for getting just the right balance between the presence of close mics and the ambience of room mics. The grand piano models each have four mic configurations, while the uprights have three. If you’re seriously into recording, you’ll recognize options like XY room, AB studio and Decca mic configuration.
Tweak the master EQ
The built-in master graphic EQ lets you put the finishing touches on the Piano V instrument’s overall sonic coloration or help it play well with other instruments. You get gain and frequency controls for three bands, and the middle band also has Q or width control. Graphic display makes it easy to visualize your changes. For extra fun, you can easily map any of the EQ controls to MIDI controllers. Wah wah piano, anyone? In fact, you can use the MIDI Learn feature to control almost every variable parameter in Piano V from your favorite hardware for some truly wild possibilities.
Arturia's redesigned preset browser lets you quickly find just the sound you're looking for. Search by name or simply select the appropriate tags to dial in on the exact sonic character you're looking for. You can mark and recall your own favorites, enter comments and set up playlists. There's never been a more intuitive way to manage your library of designer and personal presets.
The user interfaces for all your Arturia instruments are now resizable, making it easy to work with any high resolution screen, UHD or Retina. You can decide whether you want to fill the screen with awesome graphic reproductions of classic instrument goodness, scale the window down when you're working in a DAW and screen real estate is at a premium, or even zoom for detailed work.
- System requirements
- macOS 10.10 or greater
- 4GB of RAM
- 2.5 GHz CPU
- 1GB hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- Win 7 or greater (64-bit)
- 4GB RAM
- 2.5 GHz CPU
- 1GB hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- Plug-in compatibility
- VST 2.4
- VST 3
- Audio Unit
- Can also be run as a standalone application
- This software is protected by the Arturia Software Center, Arturia's utility software for managing your installations, activations and updates
- Activations allowed on up to 5 different computers simultaneously
|Software Type||Virtual Instrument|
|Plug-In Formats||VST 2.4
|Operating System Compatibility||macOS 10.10 or greater
Windows 7 (64-bit) or greater
|Licensing Method||Online Authorization|