The quest for the ultimate software grand piano continues. Steinberg throw their latest, keenly anticipated virtual concert grand into the fray with the release of The Grand 2. The Grand 2 features an entirely new added grand piano, surround capabilities as well as a range of features
designed to maximise computer resource efficiency.
â€œThe Grand 2 is one of the leading virtual concert grands available on the market today,â€� comments Claus Menke, Steinbergâ€™s Director of Product
Management. â€œTwo world class pianos have been painstakingly recorded using state of the art equipment, and the resulting libraries engineered to
give not only a breathtakingly realistic sound, but also an unprecedented level of playability,â€� continues Menke.
The new virtual concert grand which has been added in this update has been sampled from a renowned model by a world-famous piano maker,
with added key click, pedal and hammer sounds that offer yet more sonic realism. The unique new four-channel surround implementation allows
The Grand 2 to be placed anywhere inside a virtual room, with the position adjustable from directly within the VSTiâ€™s user interface.
Several new features are aimed at providing efficient use of the computerâ€™s resources. The Grand 2 features RAMSaveâ„¢, a technology
first seen in Steinbergâ€™s HALion virtual sampler, allowing for highly efficient use of the host computerâ€™s RAM by unloading unneeded samples
from memory. While the general disk streaming performance has also been enhanced in the new version, the selectable ECO mode also reduces
demands on the computerâ€™s resources, ideal for older computers.
The Grand 2 supports all major plug-in formats such as VST, DXi, and AU. ReWire support offers easy integration into Pro ToolsÂ®, while the
standalone version allows The Grand 2 to be used without a host application.
Price and availability
The Grand 2 is available for â‚¬239.00*.
Existing customers can update to the new The Grand 2 version for only â‚¬89.00*.
*SRP includes 16% German VAT. Prices subject to regional variations.
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