Welcome to Pianissimo!

Thank you for using Pianissimo!  

Pianissimo is a Virtual Grand Piano, delivering the rich, warm sound and expressiveness of a classic grand piano.   It operates as a VSTi plug-in, or runs as a stand-alone application.  

Pianissimo uses a combination of sample playback and advanced physical modeling to create a stunning acoustic grand piano sound.  Starting with 250 MB of high quality samples of a Steinway™ Model D grand piano, Pianissimo uses complex signal processing and programming to recreate the warmth, response, and playability of a real grand piano.  This warm, natural sound is then paired with a professional studio-quality reverb algorithm to add the depth and ambiance of a real acoustic space.  Add in modeled sympathetic resonance, incidental mechanical hammer sounds, remarkable control over tone and velocity response, 256 voices of polyphony, and incredibly low CPU usage, and Pianissimo might just be the best sounding, most playable virtual piano ever.

The VSTi will operate in any DAW with support for virtual instruments in the VSTi format, including Mixcraft™.  

The Stand-Alone version supports any MIDI device, and any Wave, ASIO, or WaveRT device.  It allows for two-track recording, loading and saving of standard MIDI Type 1 files, and supports mixing down to WAV, MP3, WMA, and Ogg Vorbis files.

Quick Start
Pianissimo Controls
Stand-Alone Host Controls

Important Sound Setup Information

Pianissimo is Designed And Programmed by Dan Goldstein.  
Art by Rosalind Clarke.  
Sample Programming by S. Christian Collins.

Copyrights & Trademarks
Pianissimo © 2008 Acoustica Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
Pianissimo™ is a registered trademark of Acoustica™ Inc.

Steinway™ is a registered trademark of Steinway & Sons.
Neither Acoustica nor Pianissimo is affiliated with or endorsed by Steinway & Sons.

z.reverb by zplane.development.

Microsoft Windows Media Format © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Many thanks to the LAME team for their work on the LAME encoder.  See their website at mp3dev.org/mp3/
MPEG patent technology licensed by Thomson @  www.mp3licensing.com 
OGG support © 2008, Xiph.Org Foundation
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