Words from the company:
Pianissimo is a Virtual Grand Piano, delivering the rich, warm sound and expressiveness of a classic grand piano. It operates as a VSTi plug-in, or runs as a stand-alone application.
Pianissimo uses a combination of sample playback and advanced physical modeling to create a stunning acoustic grand piano sound. Starting with 250 MB of high quality samples of a Steinway™ Model D grand piano, Pianissimo uses complex signal processing and programming to recreate the warmth, response, and playability of a real grand piano. This warm, natural sound is then paired with a professional studio-quality reverb algorithm to add the depth and ambiance of a real acoustic space. Add in modeled sympathetic resonance, incidental mechanical hammer sounds, remarkable control over tone and velocity response, 256 voices of polyphony, and incredibly low CPU usage, and Pianissimo might just be the best sounding, most playable virtual piano ever.
The VSTi will operate in any DAW with support for virtual instruments in the VSTi format, including Mixcraft.
The Stand-Alone version supports any MIDI device, and any Wave, ASIO, or WaveRT device. It allows for two-track recording, loading and saving of standard MIDI Type 1 files, and supports mixing down to WAV, MP3, WMA, and Ogg Vorbis files.
First of all, this is not a stand alone product. You need to have a keyboard or a midi device plugged in to fully appreciate the software. The controls are a breeze to use and the quality of the sound output is simply incredible. Especially when you set the reverb to cathedral, it actually sounds like you are in a huge cathedral. I was truly impressed. I am not a musical person to realize the creation of music but I do know what sounds good and this program will give even the beginning creator of music a great advancement for development of something epic.
As a perfect Christmas present to the budding musical artist, this software cant be beat, very good Acoustica, you have another winner with Pianissimo