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Iowa Piano
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Iowa Piano - Steinway grand piano
Iowa Piano is a Steinway grand piano with almost every note sampled and 3 velocity layers.

It is based on the free samples from the University of Iowa.





(340.3 Mb)
  V 1.3
(340.4 Mb)
  V 1.3
(344.5 Mb)
  V 1.3
(344.5 Mb)
  V 1.3


 

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Sept 17 2017
  Sam
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Does anyone know how to make it work with Sibelius 8 64 bit (downloaded the right 64 bit version)? The program recognises it but no sound helpppppp

Aug 20 2017
  Neil B.
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Can't get it to work with my Reaper daw it says can't find instruments and I've tried a lot there is an instrument file that comes with the dll which I also load into the VST folder,still no instruments I have 64-bit Windows 10 most annoying any advice out there?

Aug 03 2017
  Anonymous
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  4  / 5
I have a problem with this vst when i load it in REAPER, it need to add output tracks so it can work, can anyone tell me what is this error ?

Jul 15 2017
  Alv
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  3  / 5
I love the sound of this. there is not much latency too!! but I do have one problem, I wanna move the middle C, how do I do that?

May 20 2017
  Could be better
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  2  / 5
Hate to the be that guy but there are far superior piano soundfonts out there that are configured way better as the soundfont designers are usually aiming for extreme fidelity and orchestral accuracy. Load them up via a simple VST soundfont host like Take1 and you're good to go.
bigcat
May 23 2017
Thanks for trying this piano and I understand that it isn't to everyone's taste. There are certainly many options and many wonderful pianos available, just be aware that soundfonts are not always sourced from legal material. You are personally responsible for the legality of samples you use in any songs you release publicly. VST4Free and I are very careful about our sources. In fact some instruments I've prepared but never released because I couldn't accurately track down the licensing. I urge you and everyone else who visits to exercise due diligence in tracking the origins of your samples.
Anon
Jun 25 2017
Have the mono/stereo issues been fixed?

Mar 04 2017
  Anonymous
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Not working 64 bit on my Macpro both with Cubase 8.0 and Protools 10. Sad...
Anonymous
Apr 15 2017
Mac doesn't use 32-bit and 64-bit instruments. Those file types are for windows. Mac uses .vst (VST) and .component (AU) formats; check to see which vst type your DAW supports

Jan 12 2017
  Martin Place
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  5  / 5
I use this VST as a piano for live performances. The quality is easily good enough, and the overall tone of the piano is perfect. I wouldn't use it to record, but for gig purposes it's ideal.

Dec 21 2016
  Jimmy
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Really inspiring piano, thank you!!

Oct 28 2016
  Anonymous
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Can't seem to get it to work. I load it in fl studio 10 and it says cant find instrument. Im running the 32bit version

Jun 17 2016
  Rob
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  5  / 5
I've tried some very expensive plug ins trying to get around the shortcomings of iowa piano. But it seems all the "better" ones lack the life that this piano has in spades. If they could fix the shift of low C to B on the lowest velocity setting, I would have no complaint about hiss and pops.

Mar 05 2016
  bigcat
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Hi friends. I took a shot at making the Iowa Piano better. Hopefully it works. I didn't use normalized samples, but dropped out a few of the samples that had problems. Hopefully this makes for a more consistent sound, but without the normalization issues.
Erick
Dec 29 2016
Thanks for the your insight. And thanks for your work! I've been learning about this myself, having been working on a lot of my own sample libraries lately. That's what makes it so hard about velocity layers. If you don't get it loud enough, and feel you have to increase the volume, then the static will increase, and that's actually worse than just keep the "ghost" note without "normalizing" the sound.

Feb 06 2016
  Mars from Quebec Canada
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Excuse my ENGLISH ... Great sound piano ,BUT , the last velocity of the first A shift to A# , and A# shift to C , and B shift to C also . i think it's a big bugg . I prefer the old version 2.2.6.0 cause it has not this problem .

Dec 24 2015
  kenobi
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I really love the sound of the piano, because it's simple and pure, but it still has a lot of noise on it. I hope you guys are working on a new version with better mics. I tryed almost every piano vst (also expensive ones ) but this one could be the best if you can fix the whitenoise and crackle issue.

Dec 22 2015
  Boris Köster
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  5  / 5
Great sound, thanks a lot for the work. This piano sound is very very inspiring.

Dec 08 2015
  Anonymous
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  4  / 5
My only problem with it is that all the notes are panned differently and it can sound weird.
Piano Lover
Feb 20 2016
I agree... great sound but the panning of some notes results in some weird, uncomfortable sounds when one note in a triad plays in a different place in the stereo picture than the other notes in the triad.
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Nov 28 2015
  Vilhelm Moerschbacher
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I love all of this dev's plugins.... they are large, but worth it... CPU load not bad either. Wonder if Bigcat has a newsletter, letting us know about new stuff?

Nov 03 2015
  Steve from Portland
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Anyone using Chainer with this? Loads, but no sound, and no menus.

Sept 27 2015
  Dominik
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Great plugin! I really like the sound, except one problem is killing me - some tones are at the specific velocity MONO not STEREO like others... :/
Dylan
Nov 12 2015
Yeah the D and the A key does that around the 50-70 velocity range. I hope they fix it.
bigcat
Nov 20 2015
Try these new versions (T2), the notes are all normalized.
Anonymous
Dec 24 2015
No, still the same
Piano Lover
Feb 25 2016
BigCat - this has not been fixed. Those two keys are mono at certain velocities - stereo at higher velocities. This is a beautiful sounding VST, hope you can fix those two notes.

Sept 25 2015
  Jax
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How to install .mse file?
Anonymous
Sept 25 2015
Copy and paste everything as it is in the zip.

Sept 16 2015
  Nicholas B Macnutt
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  5  / 5
I have played many piano plugins and this one beat them all hands down. It is well worth the download but remember to adjust the decay to sound more robust. I was not disappointed!