Ivory II Italian Grand from Synthogy is a virtual instrument that features samples of an extraordinary Italian 10-foot concert grand piano. The instrument features a greatly expanded sound set and is fully integrated with a new Ivory II piano DSP engine with harmonic resonance modeling for true sympathetic string vibration.
The original sampled piano was handcrafted in Italy and is renowned for its expressive dynamics and full-bodied character. Its tone is versatile, equally at home in large scale classical works, intimate jazz playing, as well as a full range of pop styles. The instrument was captured with up to eighteen velocity levels per note, additional soft pedal and release samples, and pedal noise enhancements.
Sympathetic string resonance is a long sought after but elusive characteristic of real pianos. The use of harmonic resonance modeling allows struck notes that are harmonically related, to excite the complex overtones of the notes that are being held. This functions in the same manner that un-damped strings ring in a real acoustic piano.
Other features include half pedaling, lid position, pedal noise, and tuning tables to provide even greater detail and control. Additionally, features like timbre shifting, parametric EQ, and a synth layer controls offer powerful new sound sculpting capabilities for custom piano programming and sound design.