Sound Magic releases Ruby Piano, a Yamaha C7 emulated using NEO Hybrid Modeling Technology 02/06/11
Sound Magic has released Ruby Piano. Here's what they have to say about it...
Ruby Piano starts with the Famous Yamaha C7 sound, Appearing on famous concert stages, international competitions and prestigious music events throughout the world.
Ruby Piano has successfully captured the mellow sustain and beautiful tones of a Yamaha C7 built in 1972, which has original ivory keys. and also managed to represents its unique timbre quality through NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine. It is a beautiful sounding and musical piano ideal for pop and Jazz.
Sound Magic's NEO Hybrid Modeling is a completely new way to offer the best of both worlds, the Realistic Sound of Sampling and the Playability of Modeling. The NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine leads all other virtual pianos by providing a smaller footprint, lower latency and a truer, richer sound that makes our piano live and breathe!
Standard sampled piano sounds are always static with no interaction between the strings while playing, but the NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine forges these ethereal harmonic changes, generating subtle resonances based on which notes are being played at any given moment. The NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine is always changing, always reproducing this interaction between strings, giving it a living, breathing sound, creating a real instrument with its own soul.
The NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine achieves this realistic and authentic sound by using physical modeling to shape the sound's "skeleton" and then maps it to a series of harmonic components in real time to provide the resonance between the strings and the sound of the piano "box". IR and Convolution Reverb provide for a sense of realism essential to the live sound. Too often, reverb is added as a gloss to emulate playing in some sort of cavern, but here the reverb is replicating the reverb that occurs inside of a large vibrating instrument. (You can add your cavern playing on top of this essential sound if you need to!)
Here are just some features of Ruby Piano.
Ruby Piano 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...
HD Velocity Layer supports up to 65,536 Velocity Layers!
Multi-microphone positions enable users to mix between different microphone positions and create new sounds that easily fit into a mix.
Real Piano Legato make the legato passage so real with a sustaining tone.
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.
Ruby Piano 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.
Faster load times. Smaller hard drive footprint, less memory and less CPU usage.
Ruby Piano now provides standalone and VSTi version running under Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7.