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Galaxy II from Big Fish Audio is a virtual instrument featuring three grand pianos: the Vienna Grand (a Bösendorfer Imperial), a 1929 German Baby Grand (a vintage Blüthner baby grand), and the Galaxy Steinway captured in stereo and 5.1 surround.
The instruments offer true half pedaling, true repedaling and dynamically playable pedal, damper and string noises when using a continuous sustain pedal. Additional resonance release and noise samples have also been added.
Three grand pianos including the Galaxy Steinway 5.1 (Steinway D in 5.1 surround and stereo),
Vienna Grand Imperial 96 key Bösendorfer, and 1929 Vintage Blüthner German Baby Grand
More than 6,000 samples in 24-bit/44.1 kHz resolution
30 GB source material, 18 GB with sample compression
Thirteen modeled velocity zones for a wide and smooth dynamic range
Additional resonance, release and noise samples
Chromatic and multiple velocity resonance and release samples
Sympathetic string resonance with real overtones
Multi velocity pedal, damper, hammer and string noises
Real una corda samples
True half pedaling when using a continuous sustain pedal
True repedaling and sostenuto
Noises dynamically playable with a continuous sustain pedal
Intelligent EQ for warmth, punch and brilliance
Convolution reverb with many different types of rooms, concert halls and ambience
Adjustable stereo width and position
One-knob control of tone color and dynamics
Specially designed compressor for pop piano sounds
Flexible and easy-to-use velocity editor
Warp Engine for sound design beyond regular piano sounds
Lossless sample compression for better disk streaming
Direct access user interface
Powered by the latest Kontakt Player engine, with no additional sampler software required
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Mac Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz minimum OS X 10.5, 10.6 2 GB RAM 1 GB free hard drive space for player installation Additional hard drive space according to the library size Internet connection for product activation (on any computer)
PC Pentium or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz minimum Windows XP SP2, Vista (32-/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-/64-bit) 2 GB RAM 1 GB free hard drive space for player installation Additional hard drive space according to the library size Internet connection for product activation (on any computer)
Big Fish Audio Galaxy II Pianos - Virtual Instrument (Download) Review