Sound Magic releases Imperial Grand3D for Windows 04/06/10
Sound Magic has released their Imperial Grand3D which they describe as the First 3D Hybrid Modeling Piano. Here's the Sound Magic press release...
Huge Sound - Small Footprint: The Imperial Grand3D starts with the famous bright, rich Bosendorfer style sound, and establishes an incredible level of realism by using patented Hybrid Modeling Technology coupled with complete 3D Audio control. Physical modeling is at the heart of the Imperial Grand3D sound, but both sampling and synthesis are incorporated to add to the realism. Multiple DVDs, Out of Memory errors and glitches are ancient history. Only 150MB in size, the authentic harmonic colorations of the Imperial Grand3D bring an unmatched depth of sound to any style of music. Regular sampled piano sounds are always static - there is no interaction between strings while playing. Physical modeling forges these ethereal harmonic changes, generating subtle resonances based on which notes are being played at any given moment. The Imperial Grand3D is always changing, always reproducing this interaction between strings, giving it a living, breathing sound, creating a real instrument with its own soul.
Not content to simply reproduce perfection, the Imperial Grand3D adds over 50 controls to design the sound you're looking for. Create your own piano from detailed physical parameters, such as hammer hardness and velocity, dynamic response, even the interaction between different strings. Not a tweaker? Right out of the box, there are 16 preset modules that let you choose from the 5' 8" Bosendorfer model 175, the 225, the 280, or even the luxurious 9'6" model 290!
The Imperial Grand3D allows you to select and arrange multiple virtual microphones. Set individual levels, choose optimum placements and mix them together to shape that perfect sound. And there are no generic microphones here. You can choose from the best of the best as you select the sound of acclaimed microphones such as the Neumann U87, M149, or the AKG C12VR.
3D Audio brings the Imperial Grand3D into a new audio world. Dial in the separate 3D Effect unit and choose 7.1 channel output (with 24 Bit/192KHz resolution!) Utilizing the complex science of the latest Head Related Transfer Functions, Imperial Grand3D can place your piano into a real 3D space that erases the "virtual "and leaves "reality"!
Imperial Grand3D currently provides Standalone and VSTi version running under Mircosoft Windows. Features:
Imperial Grand 3D gives you absolute control over every aspect of a piano. You can adjust hammer actions, microphone positions, sympathetic resonances, dynamics and more. You can even design your own piano.
Multi-microphone positions enable users to mix between different microphone positions and create new sounds that easily fit into a mix.
Meticulous Dynamic Response controls enable users to adjust the dynamics of the piano, change the keyboard response, and achieve both realism and playability at the same time!
New! Our 264-string Sympathetic Resonance System adds beautiful harmonies to both pedal up and pedal down notes.
Imperial Grand3D is able to detect repeated notes and activate True Staccato Mode which precisely reproduces staccato notes.
Built-in professional Reverb Engine simulates resonances with environment and soundboard, adding extra realism to the sound.
Actual modeling and soft pedal samples vividly present the sound of three kinds of pedals.
The separate 3D Effect unit can place the piano into a real 3D space, adding realism to the whole sound.
Faster load times. Smaller hard drive footprint, less memory and less CPU usage.
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