SRM Sounds release Max Richter Piano for Kontakt


Ground-breaking composer Max Richter today announced the launch of a new imprint producing sound products for music creators. To start, SRM Sounds will be releasing a series of virtual instruments designed to work in Native Instruments’ renowned Kontakt software – the first being Max Richter Piano, his signature grand recorded at Studio Richter Mahr.  SRM Sounds and Max Richter have partnered with ex-Spitfire Audio CEO Will Evans and his new studio Song Athletics to bring the instruments to life.  For a limited time, Max Richter Piano is available at an introductory price of $150 (regular price $185).  It’s NKS compatible and runs in the free Kontakt Player 6.8 or higher.  More details from SRM Sounds below.


Max Richter Piano is the first release in the series. Just like a real acoustic piano, this instrument has its own properties; it is not an “everything piano”. You wouldn’t perform Prokofiev on a piano that had been set up for Mozart, and the same applies here. This piano is a specialist. It loves to play quietly and whisper in your ear. If you are looking to cut through a busy mix, then go elsewhere, but if you want to evoke the intimate stories we all carry inside us, then you will be well served by this instrument and the rest of the forthcoming collection.

The centrepiece of the main live room at Max Richter’s spectacular countryside studio, Studio Richter Mahr, is the coveted Steinway Model D Spirio | r grand piano. Used by Max to compose, rehearse and perform his latest works, this special instrument and its delicate nature underpins his sound and ethos, completely.

Recorded in great detail with a range of modern and vintage mics, and focusing on the softer dynamics, Max Richter Piano is an accurately sampled, precision virtual instrument, capable of performing the level of detail required to access the level of emotion and atmosphere typical in Max’s work.


Please visit SRM Sounds for more information.