Sampleson has announced an update to its MetaPiano spectral modeled grand piano instrument for Windows and Mac.

Version 1.5 is mainly a “timbre and behavior” update, with improvements to resonance and a “wood” sound.

MetaPiano was made upon Spectral Modeling, a technique that provides realistic sounds since it’s based on real samples and not hypothetical approaches like physical modeling.

It sounds real because it is real: sound is created the same way in nature (stacking simple sinewaves together). This is why it feels organic and warm.

We’ve mapped more than 64 groups of timbre components (releases, hammer, key noises, main timbre, resonance, etc) and recreated them by Spectral Modeling, archiving a realistic and warm sound in only 60 MB, and with very low CPU usage.

Available in VST3 and AU plugin formats, MetaPiano is on sale for $59 USD instead of $89 USD for a limited time.

More information: Sampleson