Particular care has been taken with the model to reproduce the resonance, response and character of the pianos. Ivory features an array of digital effects, including Ambience, Chorus and EQ, along with customizable user controls for Timbre, Stereo Width and Perspective, Velocity Response, Mechanical Key Noise, Tuning and more. Each 32-bit sample features full sustain without looping, and Synthogy’s “sample interpolation” technology allows for smooth velocity and note transitions. Ivory was produced by Joe Ierardi and George Taylor who both previously worked at Kurzweil Music Systems and have a long history of working on Piano modules and DSP effects.
Ivory was demoed for the first time at the Ilio booth at NAMM today. Ivory is available for AU, VST and RTAS, for both PC and Mac OSX. The product will ship in Q1, 2004, and carries an MSRP of $349.