Synthogy Ivory 2 Grand Pianos - Virtual Piano Instrument
The Virtual Piano that started it all. Ivory Grand Pianos redefined what virtual instruments could do, combining stunning, world class piano samples with a powerful, software/DSP engine and custom user interface. Ivory's worldwide critical acclaim and popularity has made it the virtual piano of choice for the world's most elite muscians.
Ivory Grand Pianos is a multi-platform plug-in that recreates the sound and playing experience of 3 of the world's great concert grand pianos: the Bösendorfer Imperial 290 Concert Grand, the Steinway D Concert Grand, and the Yamaha C7 Grand. Recorded in the finest concert halls and studios with state of the art equipment, each piano is sampled with extreme attention to detail by award winning sound designer, Joe Ierardi.
These superb sample recordings are brought to life by Synthogy's custom sample playback and DSP engine, built from the ground up to deliver a new level of realism in digital sound creation. Each and every feature in Ivory is designed to bring out all the nuance of the original acoustic instrument's resonance, character and response. Groundbreaking features such as Release Samples that are triggered by both velocity and note duration, Sustain Resonance DSP for realistic damper pedal response, and real Una Corda (soft pedal) samples, are just a few examples of how Ivory's powerful engine delivers the unprecedented realism it is famous for. Use of proprietary Timbre Interpolation technology assures the smoothest velocity and note transitions for each of the pianos, achieving a level of musical playability that is unparalleled.
Synthogy's goal in designing Ivory was not simply to create a piano sample, or even make a virtual instrument, but rather to design a musical instrument. One that could meet the exacting performance standards of the most demanding and accomplished players, and at the same time be enjoyed by all of those who love piano.
Additionally, Ivory has been designed to meet the needs of anyone who requires piano in their musical production. Ivory's DSP engine includes world class digital effects such as Ambience, EQ and Chorusing. A host of custom controls such as Timbre, Stereo Width and Perspective, Mechanical Key Noise, Timbre Control, Stretch and Equal Tempered Tuning are placed at the user's fingertips to quickly tailor the sound and performance of Ivory to personal taste and to your production mix.
Finally, Ivory places all of this control and power in a simple, intuitive, and highly attractive user interface. Ivory is the complete package, but one only needs to sit down and play it to understand why players, critics, producers and engineers all over the world have acclaimed its brilliance and surpassing musicality. Ivory is an extraordinary playing experience!
Here's what Synthogy say about Ivory II
The world's most popular virtual grand piano collection just got better with the creation of Ivory II-Grand Pianos. Featuring a greatly expanded sound set with nearly double the velocity layers, and the improved Ivory II piano DSP engine with Harmonic Resonance Modeling for true Sympathetic String Vibration, Ivory II-Grand Pianos soars at the highest possible levels of sampling and synthesis technology.
The playing experience is simply extraordinary with an emotional range extending from the heartiest fortissimo to the most delicate and nuanced pianissimo. Ivory II-Grand Pianos will breathe under your fingers, inspiring your best performance from a truly organic instrument.
Ivory II-Grand Pianos Features
- Over 77 Gigabytes of stunning, Acoustic Grand Piano sampled instruments:
- Bösendorfer 290 Imperial Grand
- German Steinway D 9' Concert Grand
- Yamaha C7 Grand (Each piano can be installed separately)
- Up to 18 discrete velocity layers with Sample Interpolation Technology for ultra-smooth velocity and note transitions
- Harmonic Resonance Modeling for the most realistic Sympathetic String Resonance possible
- Synthogy's exclusive, powerful 32 bit Sample Playback and DSP engine, engineered specifically for recreating the acoustic piano
- Sustain Resonance DSP for realistic Damper Pedal response
- World class digital FX including Real Ambience, Chorus and EQ
- Customizable User controls for Timbre, Stereo Width and Perspective, Velocity Response, Mechanical Key Noise, Lid Position, Tuning Tables, and more
- Expertly tuned and regulated pianos in world-class studios and concert halls
- All 88 keys individually sampled in up to 18 dynamic levels (plus Bösendorfer extended low octave)
- Incorporates exclusive Sample Interpolation Technology used for ultra-smooth velocity and note transitions
- Real Release samples, Soft Pedal samples, and Pedal Noise enhancements
- Optional synth pad layer for modern/pop combinations
- Dozens of user-adjustable presets
- "Ivory II... sounds godlike." -STEPHEN FORTNER, KEYBOARD MAGAZINE
- "Authentic-sounding sympathetic resonance has been the holy grail of digital-piano designers, and the folks at Synthogy have finally hit the mark..." -GEARY YELTON, ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN
- "Mix Certified Hit" -Ivory II selected by the editors of MIX MAGAZINE as one of the Top-20 hits of NAMM 2010.
- 2010 M.I.P.A. International Press Award Winner -Best Software Instrument