They say that each piano was sampled in a pristine acoustically tuned environment with sample notes in 4 velocities pedal up and 4 velocities pedal down plus a piano release layer. Recorded in 24 bits using top of the line microphones and preamps, the sounds were dithered down to 16 bits using Apogee's UV22 technology in a original recording pattern , yielding, say Vintaudio, a richer and fuller C3 to G4 which usually sounds hollow in stereo recordings - the results being so good on these pianos that absolutely no EQ was needed to enhance the sound.
The first piano in the collection is a brand new German Upright piano. The second is a 1908 Clinton Upright which Vintaudio describe as having loads of character. They tell us that this piano was sampled in the same acoustically tuned environment the Steinway was sampled in with the utmost care taken to capture the tone of the instrument which sounds great playing Blues Piano tunes.
Each VSTi requires 500 megs of free RAM memory to run properly. On a PC with a AMD XP3200+ processor, cpu load is around 7 to 8 %, with around 100 notes playing it can go up to 18%.
Both pianos come with enhancements previously only accessible with Vintaudioâ€™s Yamaha C7 Grand piano library, both pianos have release samples and sustain pedal effect sounds for pedal up and pedal down, and the levels of these two new features are adjustable with their respective knobs. Both pianos also come with controls for brightness and darkness.
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