VI Labs has released its new virtual instrument Modern U, a deeply sampled brand new studio upright piano.

Modern U features 6 discrete phase-aligned fully mixable microphones with interactive mic display, real deeply sampled resonance for both pedal down and sympathetic resonance types, complete control of up to 5 pedals including the new Sordino pedal, and more.

Modern times call for a modern virtual piano: Highly detailed and intimate, clean and crisp, a new piano sampled with the finest gear in a modern space, able to shine or blend in as desired. A realistic precise response using any controller, plus sophisticated controls and presets with tweakability rarely seen in a virtual piano. High res graphics, deep sampling and scripting but easy on the system.

We’re happy to introduce the Modern U, sampled from a brand new popular studio upright piano with a modern approach. It’s just an upright you say. Why sample an upright instead of a grand? Prepare to be amazed.

VI Labs Modern U

Modern U features

  • Over 23,000 pristine samples stored in a small 6.5GB library, originally 55GB in wave format, thanks to lossless FLAC compression.
  • 100% sample-based, no modeling or synthesis used.
  • Very efficient use of RAM and CPU resources.
  • 6 discrete microphone setups with a menu-based interactive interface.
  • Unique Sordino Pedal for a soft ethereal tonal option.
  • Fully sample-based Sympathetic and Pedal Resonance.
  • Adjustable Sympathetic Resonance polyphony.
  • Repedal and True Pedal Action for realistic sustain pedal control.
  • Half-pedal mode is sample-based and fully adjustable.
  • Muted Strikes samples with a percussive attack and short decay.
  • Customizable MIDI and Dynamics response.
  • 37 pristine Convolution Reverbs included with deep controlability.
  • 1,400 release samples per microphone including true stacatto trails.
  • Powerful Stereo Width and Timbre Shift controls.
  • Tuning panel includes many presets and supports micro-tuning.

Modern U for UVI Workstation 3 is available for $169 USD from VI Labs and distributor PluginFox.