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An arsenal of sounds to enhance your production.

Pianoverse Royal Upright Y5 Download from IK Multimedia combines all of the world’s finest concert-grade pianos with enticing cinematic effects. This download is host to an incredibly versatile piano instrument that can excel in any genre or situation where a world-class piano sound is needed. This ranges from classical concerts, to blockbuster movie soundtracks, to even live performances. Explore a breathtaking musical range, from an acoustic piano experience to the wildest atmospheric and interactive creative textures, all in a single plug-in.

The world’s finest pianos in one instrument
The Royal Upright Y5 is based off of robot-assisted audiophile samples of a modern piano from Yamaha. This piano was painstakingly recorded at the state-of-the-art IK studio in Italy with AKG 414 microphones to capture the close-miking sound. DPA mics were used as the medium-distanced coincident pair. The more direct and intimate sound is best suited for jazz or pop soundtracks, vocal accompaniment and any setting where the sound of gigantic concert grand might be too overpowering. IK's team used a subtle technique perfected over decades to bring these samples to life. Pianoverse’s groundbreaking new engine uses completely redesigned round robin, voice management and other techniques to deliver a seamlessly authentic experience.

Pianoverse also shines with a unique combination of performance controls for stage and studio work. To customize each piano’s sound, Pianoverse offers adjustable lid position, harp resonance, pedal noise or even the noise of the piano mallets. For live use, all three pedals offer continuous control, including half- and catch-pedaling and una corda to deliver an unmatched performance experience no matter the genre.

Must-have studio processing
Pianoverse provide two sets of microphones per piano so users can choose between a modern and bold sound, or a more classical tone. The Pianoverse engine also offers a comprehensive suite of must-have effects tools for classical sounds. There’s selectable EQ and compression, each with multiple modes, for both instrument and room stereo microphone pairs. A dedicated master channel offers EQ and a VCA-style limiter for final mastering polish, while a Stereo Width control quickly sets the width of the image and even reverses it from player perspective to audience perspective.

Revolutionary generative Spaces to explore
Using a new generative reverberation engine, Pianoverse Royal Upright Y5 transports its concert-grade pianos to thirty sonic destinations, each with their own unique, ambient sound. These range from traditional concert halls and studio spaces to less traditional ones like a warehouse or a vault. When you need it, even otherworldly cinematic environments like iceberg, desert or as adventurous as Mars.

Discover rich, interactive spaces with Pianoverse that are perfectly suited for all types of soundtracks. Each space uses a unique sound generative technique to create incredibly evocative soundscapes, blooming your creativity at every step. Each space includes flexible controls to further shape your sound and create new and exciting cinematic sounds and textures.

Unique powerful creative effects
Pianoverse also offers you 12 new creative effects to design your own sounds. These effects range from new cinematic spatial effects to sought-after studio effects, and can be inserted on three simultaneous slots. The first slot being a parallel send effect, while slots two and three are insert effects. There are also four modulation sources, two envelopes and two LFOs, that may be assigned to various parameters in these three effects slots to further animate and move the sound and create extreme effects when desired.


  • The finest world-class pianos, meticulously tuned and recorded
  • Robot-assisted sampling for unparalleled accuracy and precision
  • 30 revolutionary generative sound Spaces to explore
  • 12 high-end creative cinematic effects to tailor your sound
  • Studio-essential EQ, compression, limiting and stereo width