Hephaestus is the stage name of Francesco Massa, an Italian musician and composer that produces sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt and YAMAHA Tyros 5.
Hephaestus offers the most advanced sound technology to simulate the real behavior of a virtual instrument in a stunnig price range and requiring very simple hardware specs. Some of the instruments feature the new Performer Intelligent Technology © (known as P.I.T.), a very complex algorithm that makes the virtual instrument seems to follow the intentions of the player.
PERFORMER INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY ©
The Performer Intelligent Technology © modulates the sound to simulate the expressiveness and the articulations of the real instrument, all in real-time. Without any change you can play legato, a chord, staccato, accented, etc. Playing a chord, the legato is activated only for the active phrase during the chord, without cut notes and with different glide times for each interval. In some cases, P.I.T. uses key-switches or the sustain pedal to add secondary effects or articulations.