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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.





(340.28 Mb)
  V 1.3
(340.44 Mb)
  V 1.3
(344.46 Mb)
  V 1.3
(344.46 Mb)
  V 1.3


 

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Jun 17 2016
  Rob
VST
  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.
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Mar 05 2016
  bigcat
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  ?  / 5
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.
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Feb 06 2016
  Mars from Quebec Canada
VST
  ?  / 5
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 .
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Dec 24 2015
  kenobi
VST
  ?  / 5
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.
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Dec 22 2015
  Boris Köster
VST
  5  / 5
Great sound, thanks a lot for the work. This piano sound is very very inspiring.
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Dec 08 2015
  Anonymous
VST
  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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  ?  / 5
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?
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Nov 03 2015
  Steve from Portland
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  ?  / 5
Anyone using Chainer with this? Loads, but no sound, and no menus.
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Sept 27 2015
  Dominik
VST
  ?  / 5
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.
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Sept 25 2015
  Jax
VST
  ?  / 5
How to install .mse file?
Anonymous
Sept 25 2015
Copy and paste everything as it is in the zip.
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Sept 16 2015
  Nicholas B Macnutt
VST
  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!
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