Native Instruments - NI The Giant
THE NEW GO-TO PIANO
You've never seen or heard a piano like this. THE GIANT captures the sound of the world's biggest upright piano to deliver something even bigger: An intense, dynamic playing experience with a sound that’s nothing short of inspiring.
From urban pop, film score pathos, soft piano ballads, driving rock riffs or dim jazzy timbres, the untreated sound of THE GIANT instantly satisfies – straight out of the box. Add detailed control options and a dark, cinematic version of the instrument, and THE GIANT’s distinctiveness is matched only by its versatility. Meet your new go-to piano for virtually any style.
THE GIANT runs in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT 5 PLAYER.
UNIQUE PIANO SOUND
Sampled in amazing detail, THE GIANT is a unique instrument with an extremely strong low end, crystalline highs, rich overtones, plenty of punch, and a colossal sonic spectrum – from the devastating to the sublime.
This powerful sound is easily enhanced and modified to fit your productions. 40 meticulously-tweaked presets provide production-ready starting points, and detailed control features let you precisely shape the sound in every dimension, making the instrument supremely versatile, whatever the project.
DARK ALTER EGO
THE GIANT is two instruments in one. A dark, cinematic alter ego, effectively a separate instrument alongside the main piano, offers an irresistible playground for sound design and dramatic effects. Create your own mix of unconventional, individually-sampled sound sources – overtones, resonances, plucked strings, release sounds and special techniques such as piano hits, kicks, sweeps or scratches – all directly and instantly playable from the interface, delivering professional results with a fast workflow.
These avant-garde sounds are also enhanced with detailed control options and a dedicated FX convolution engine with over 100 special piano effect impulse responses.
SIZE MATTERS – THE ORIGINAL PIANO
The original instrument is the Klavins Piano Model 370i. The 'i' stands for integrated - this huge upright piano is built into the wall of a room, effectively securing the soundboard. Over three meters high and weighing over two tons, the Klavins Piano Model 370i provides a soundboard that's roughly twice the size of a typical 9' concert grand piano soundboard.
THE MAN BEHIND THE GIANT: ULI BARONOWSKY
This highly unusual instrument was meticulously sampled by sonic artisan Uli Baronowsky of Galaxy Instruments.
Galaxy Instruments have created a number of virtual instruments, including the KONTAKT-based 'Galaxy' line of pianos and 'Galaxy X' – a virtual instrument based on the same 'effect convolution' technique used in the Cinematic version of THE GIANT.
ARTISTS ON THE GIANT
"I love how you can use the same piano and tune it to sound like anything from a rock piano to a 70s grand piano without losing its rawness."
Harmony (Rihanna, Chris Brown)
"I LOVE it! Gonna use it on EVERYTHING."
Marius de Vries (Bowie, U2, Bjork, Rufus Wainwright)
"It's great for layers, and the cinematic sounds work great for organic textures and huge choruses!"
Numarek (Grandmaster Flash, Shaggy, Sido)
"The amount of variant, tone and flexibility you can achieve from THE GIANT is staggering."
Pete 'Boxsta' Martin (Paper Crows, E.J, Sugababes)