The highly rated Galaxy II Grand Piano Collection has been upgraded to Galaxy II K4, which includes the new Kontakt Player 4, a new user interface, new features, better performance and additional samples.
Galaxy II contains three grand pianos: the Vienna Grand (a powerful Bösendorfer Imperial), the 1929 German Baby Grand (a Vintage Blüthner baby grand), and the 5 star awarded Galaxy Steinway in stereo and 5.1 surround. Galaxy II K4 is based on the new Kontakt 4 engine by Native Instruments, presenting new features, better performance and a completely redesigned direct access user interface.
All pianos of the Galaxy II Pianos Collection (Steinway, Vienna Grand, Baby Grand) are available as single downloads at SoundsOnDemand!
Version 4 offers true half pedaling, true repedaling and dynamically playable pedal, damper and string noises when using a continuous sustain pedal. Additional resonance release and noise samples have been added and all the 30GB of samples of Galaxy II have been revised and enhanced. Galaxy Piano’s Version 4 takes the Galaxy II Grand Piano Collection to an new level.
When ordering an Update from Galaxy II KP2 your legal registration will be checked when activating Galaxy II K4.
When ordering an Upgrade from a Download Pack or OEM Steinway (single Piano) you have to enter the serial number of your download / OEM license as a proof of purchase into the message field at the checkout. Your order will be shipped after a successful verification!
Computer Music/UK: „Overall, Galaxy II is the best piano ROMpler we’ve ever had the pleasure of playing.“
Samplecraze: „In terms of value for money, I cannot recommend a better piano vsti than Galaxy 2. For features, sounds, playability and the Warp function Galaxy 2 is on it’s own.“
Sound on Sound: „Let´s cut to the chase — the piano sounds great.“
Virtual Instruments: „It is an ultra realistic playing experience to sit at each of these sampled gems. All three are absolutely gorgeous sounding.“
Music Players: „While there are numerous sample-based piano software applications out there, few programs offer control over as many fine details within your sound as Galaxy II.“
NI Kontakt Player 4 included in this product!
The latest version of Kontakt Player is available through your Native-Instruments Service Center.
You can use this library with the free Kontakt Player 5 or higher:
Note on Support for KONTAKT Player products:
Native Instruments only provides Registration/Activation support for KONTAKT Player products. Technical support is managed by the manufacturer of the respective products/libraries.
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).
Computer Music Testfazit:
As well as the array of traditional piano patches, some more esoteric global presets are supplied, including thomann lush pads and warped tones. While the former simply layers the pianos up with some fairly generic samples, the effect works really well, and the wide variety of timbres available right off the bat is a great touch. Overall, Galaxy II is the best piano ROMpler we’ve ever thomann had the pleasure of playing.
Overall, Galaxy II is the best piano ROMpler we´ve ever had the pleasure of playing.
Wish I had one award in musicplayers.com
Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode
Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video