Vienna Symphonic Library Synchron Yamaha CFX Full Library - Grand Piano Virtual Instrument (Download)

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Vienna Symphonic Library Synchron Yamaha CFX Full Library - Grand Piano Virtual Instrument (Download)
Key Features
  • Sampled Yamaha CFX Grand Piano
  • Up to 4200 Samples per Key
  • 238,040 Samples, 239.9GB Library
  • Sampled at Synchron Scoring Stage
Available for download, the Vienna Symphonic Library Synchron Yamaha CFX Full Library is a virtual instrument that puts a beautiful, hand-crafted, full size 9' Yamaha CFX concert grand piano under your fingertips, one that has been meticulously sampled on the Synchron Scoring Stage in Vienna, Austria. The instrument utilizes up to 4200 samples per key, using 10 different microphone combinations to capture the natural ambience of this recording space.
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Vienna Symphonic Library Yamaha CFX Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Key Features at a Glance
  • 3Advanced Release Sample Technology
  • 4Customize Your Personal Sound
  • 5Precision and Consistency in Sampling Phase
  • 610 Microphone Positions

Available for download, the Vienna Symphonic Library Synchron Yamaha CFX Full Library is a virtual instrument that puts a beautiful, hand-crafted, full size 9' Yamaha CFX concert grand piano under your fingertips, one that has been meticulously sampled on the Synchron Scoring Stage in Vienna, Austria. The instrument utilizes up to 4200 samples per key, using 10 different microphone combinations to capture the natural ambience of this recording space.

Taking up 239.9GB of hard disk space, the Synchron Yamaha CFX provides a natural feel, sympathetic resonances, the ability to half-pedal and re-pedal, and a whole lot more. Six presets are provided for different type of music, but thanks to the intuitive Synchron Pianos Software, you can tailor the piano's responses and timbre to your individual needs. This software is compatible with Mac and Windows, and operates in AU, VST, and AAX formats.

Note:
Software requires a ViennaKey USB protection device or other USB eLicenser, if one is not already on the system (available separately).

Key Features at a Glance

  • 239.9GB library with 238,040 samples of a  beautiful, hand-crafted, full size 9’ Yamaha CFX concert grand piano
  • Up to 4200 samples per key for authenticity and liveliness
  • Ambience sampled from Synchron Stage in Vienna
  • Realistic playing feel
  • Advanced Release Sample Technology
  • Multiple microphone positions for a multitude of timbral variations
  • Intuitive Synchron Pianos software with high-performance playback engine
  • Six Presets: Concert, Intimate, Player, Pop, Ambience, and Mighty
  • Supports soft (una corda), sostenuto, and sustain pedals
  • Half-pedaling and re-pedaling
  • Sympathetic resonance
  • Body resonance

Advanced Release Sample Technology

Capturing notes with all velocities, various tone lengths, and subtle nuances is a challenge in the art of piano sampling. It's particularly tricky when recording the instrument with the ambience of a scoring stage. Vienna's Release Sample Technology comes to the rescue for this situation. A proprietary technique, this technology automatically matches up to 300 individual, finely-grained release samples per key to your played notes. The result is a realistic playing feel and an exacting degree of timbral authenticity.

Customize Your Personal Sound

The Yamaha CFX comes with a dedicated sample player that allows you to shape your sound. This software provides a musician-friendly user interface that allows for quick and easy timbral control. Create your sound intuitively by filtering particular key ranges—or even single keys—adjusting the body resonance of the instrument, or adding a pinch of algorithmic reverb.

Precision and Consistency in Sampling Phase

The recording phase of this Yamaha CFX grand piano project extended over several months, which demanded absolute consistency within the room. To protect the piano’s environment and ensure reliable recordings, Synchron Stage Vienna’s integrated system for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) provided very consistent climatic conditions throughout the entire recording process.

Furthermore, all samples were recorded using the instrument’s integrated, computer-controlled performance reproducing system. Its noncontact optical sensors detected every movement of all 88 keys (position, velocity and release velocity), as well as the pedals (including half-pedaling) with precision, reproducing delicate nuances of a human performance. Additional hammer sensor-feedback allowed for accurate reproduction of special playing techniques such as rapid note repetition and softly played notes. 

What’s more, over the course of several months, Vienna Symphonic Library team members were trained in preparing and tuning the grand piano accurately by Vienna’s leading piano technicians in order to achieve absolutely consistent tuning and sound characteristics during the entire recording process. 

10 Microphone Positions

  • 1. Room Mic (Mix): Stereo mix of all available room mics
  • 2. Close 1 (Schoeps MK 4): ORTF setup 
  • 3. Close 2 (Royer SF-24): Blumlein setup with two ribbon figure-8 microphones
  • 4. MID 1 (Sennheiser MKH 800): ORTF setup for wide, warm sound
  • 5. MID 2 (Sennheiser MKH 8040): ORTF setup for centered, focused sound
  • 6. Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Stereo (L/R): 3 DPA 4006 microphones for accurate stereo placement
  • 7. Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Mono:  Center mic of Decca Tree
  • 8. Main Surround – Stereo (L/R)*: Wide A-B setup with two DPA4011 cardioid microphones
  • 9. High Stereo (3D) – Stereo (L/R): Stereo A-B setup with AKG C-414 microphones
  • 10. High Surround (3D) – Stereo (L/R)*: Featuring 2 AKG C-414 microphones
*Even if you're not using a surround setup, you can elicit more ambience variation and spatial depth out of the Full Library by adding the room microphones' signals to your stereo mix

 

Vienna Symphonic Library Yamaha CFX Specs

General
Sound TypeSynthesizer
Supported Plug-In FormatsAAX, AU, VST
Standalone OperationNo
Library Size239.9 GB
Number of Samples238,040
Visual Impairment SupportNo
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
macOS 10.1 or Later
Memory RequirementWindows, Mac:
8 GB (16 GB Recommended)
Storage RequirementWindows, Mac:
239.9 GB 
CPU RequirementMac:
Intel Core 2 Duo and Faster  
Windows:
Intel Core 2 Duo and Faster  
AMD Athlon 64 X2 and Faster  
Supported USB Authentication DevicesViennaKey
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