All New Ivory II–American Concert D is coming soon 20/01/12
Synthogy has announced that it will soon release the Ivory II–American Concert D virtual piano for Macs and PCs.
Joe Ierardi, co-founder of Synthogy, told Sonic State, "I try not to play favorites, but this might be the best piano we've ever done. Of course, producing it for George Taylor's brilliant Ivory II engine was added incentive to exceed all of our previous standards."
Here's the full details direct from Synthogy:
Ivory II–American Concert D is a 1951 New York Steinway model D lauded by some of the world's greatest concert artists. This instrument has an exceptionally pure and clear tone, a remarkably expressive dynamic range and has been described by many artists as among the finest they've ever played. In fact, the plate of this particular piano is signed by pianists Glenn Gould and Rudolf Serkin, a testament to high praise for the instrument by two of the world's great masters.
The piano was recorded in the Françoys-Bernier Concert Hall at Le Domaine Forget in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. This is the same hall where Ivory's acclaimed German Steinway was recorded, and also by the same team including concert technician Michel Pedneau and performer/producer Joe Ierardi.
Ivory II–American Concert D is a free-standing Virtual Instrument, which can run as a plug-in or standalone. Or, for existing Ivory II users, Ivory II–American Concert D will install directly into the existing Ivory II library, giving access to all of Ivory II's pianos and features from one great interface. Highlights of Ivory II–American Concert D:
New York Steinway D selected by Steinway & Sons for artist promotion and concert hall specification
The largest, most extensively sampled of all Ivory II pianos
The first of Synthogy's pianos to feature up to 20 velocity levels, with Sample Interpolation Technology for ultra-smooth velocity and note transitions
Includes the Award-winning Ivory II piano engine
Harmonic Resonance Modeling for True Sympathetic String Resonance
Custom Soundboard Emulation DSP
Pedal Noise enhancements
Release samples triggered by velocity and duration
Timbre-shifting, Parametric EQ and new Synth Layer controls for powerful sound sculpting capabilities
World class digital FX including Real Ambience, Chorus and EQ
Customizable User Controls for Timbre, Stereo Width and Perspective, Velocity Response, Mechanical Key Noise, Lid Position and more
Optional synth pad layer for modern/pop combinations
Dozens of programs and effects presets
Pricing and Availability:
Ivory II–American Concert D MSRP will be $199 when it is released in 2012.