NI Piano Colors v1.0 Kontakt Library
A truly avant-garde instrument, PIANO COLORS delivers a stunning universe of tones that will ignite your creativity. It combines a rich variety of inventive playing techniques with a groundbreaking processing engine that intertwines dynamics, tonal shifts, and motion to push the sound of a piano into unimaginable spaces. Whether it’s dramatic noir soundtracks, forward-thinking electronica, or straight-up pop productions, PIANO COLORS gives life to new and unexpected musical ideas.
VISIONARY SOUNDS, ORGANICALLY MODULATED
The essence of PIANO COLORS lies in the synergy it creates between its deep pool of unique grand piano articulations, and the innovative modulation engines that include Motion, the Arpeggiator, and the newly extended Particles. Complex sounds transform in real-time to create expressive timbres, naturally pulsing grooves, and continuously evolving pads. PIANO COLORS lets harmonically rich samples become inspirational hues that can be moulded and blended to make music that moves and breathes as you play.
BRUSHED, PLUCKED, STRUMMED, AND BOWED
To record the extensive collection of source samples in PIANO COLORS, a variety of unorthodox tools and materials were used including mallets, drumsticks, rubber, screws, and multiple EBows. The strings and body of a grand piano were prepared and played in highly unusual ways, and the sonic results were meticulously captured using the most sought-after recording equipment to yield a breathtaking array of lively resonances, articulate harmonics and colorful overtones.
24 HOURS WITH PIANO COLORS
Four artists, four contrasting styles, one iconic venue, one inspiring instrument. We put Jared Hines, Kaan Bulak, Lisa Morgenstern, and Yaffra together in Berlin’s historic Theater im Delphi, to demonstrate how PIANO COLORS can be used as a creative tool across multiple genres. Without further guidance, the quartet produced a stunning performance that mixes jazz chords, classical orchestration, electroacoustic textures, and dancefloor energy to showcase the instrument’s rich versatility and creative power.
COLOR IT WITH KOMPLETE KONTROL
PIANO COLORS reaches a new level of intuitive playability on a KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard. Connect physically with the instrument’s pioneering modulation features, with the expression knob mapped directly to the keyboard’s mod wheel, and all layers and engines separately tweakable with hands-on controls.
ABOUT GALAXY INSTRUMENTS
PIANO COLORS was produced in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments. Founder Uli Baronowsky and his team have previously partnered in the creation of MYSTERIA, NOIRE, THRILL, UNA CORDA, RISE & HIT, THE GIANT, and THE DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION.
FULL-SPECTRUM SONIC PALETTE
- Explore the outer limits of a grand piano’s sonic capabilities
- A curated library of extraordinary samples recorded with a range of extended playing techniques
- State-of-the-art modulation features deliver uniquely evolving textures and timbres
AT A GLANCE: PIANO COLORS
- Product type: KOMPLETE Instrument
- For use with: Free KONTAKT PLAYER or KONTAKT (Version 6.5.3 or higher)
- Number of instruments: 1
- Sound Category: Prepared Grand Piano
- Compressed size: 28 GB
- Uncompressed size: 56 GB
- System requirements: Free KONTAKT PLAYER or KONTAKT (Version 6.5.3 or higher)