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Ivory II American Concert D from Synthology is a virtual instrument that features samples of a vintage 1951 New York Steinway Concert Grand Piano. The instrument features a greatly expanded sound set and is fully integrated with the Ivory II piano DSP engine that delivers Harmonic Resonance Modeling for true Sympathetic String Vibration.
The piano was originally chosen by the Steinway & Sons concert department for use in Steinway artist promotion. Throughout the years, the instrument has been lauded by some of the world's greatest concert artists with the plate of the piano signed by Glenn Gould, Rudolf Serkin, and many others.
With a 49 GB library, Ivory II American Concert D possesses a naturally long sustain, which is captured in its entirety to the final decay, some of the notes ringing longer than two minutes. Also included are up to twenty velocity levels, with soft pedal and release samples capturing the full detail of the instrument.
Harmonic Resonance Modeling realizes true Sympathetic String Resonance, a technology that does not rely upon triggering additional samples or use ordinary sine waves. Rather, notes struck that are harmonically related excite the actual complex overtones of the notes that are being held, in the same manner that un-damped strings resonate in a real acoustic piano.
Ivory II American Concert D is a free-standing virtual instrument. No previous version of Ivory is required. Existing Ivory II owners will find that it installs easily into their current library.
Note: iLok is required if one is not already on the user's system.
1951 New York Steinway D selected by Steinway & Sons for artist promotion
Includes the Ivory II piano engine
49 GB core library
Up to 20 velocity layers
Harmonic resonance modeling for true sympathetic string resonance
Custom soundboard emulation DSP
Pedal noise enhancements
Release samples triggered by velocity and duration
Una Corda (soft pedal) samples at multiple velocities
Native 64-bit support
Timbre shifting, parametric EQ and synth layer controls for powerful sound sculpting capabilities
Incorporates sample interpolation technology for smooth velocity and note transitions
Digital FX include real ambience, chorus and EQ
Customizable user controls for timbre, stereo width and perspective, velocity, response, mechanical key noise, lid position, and more
Dozens of new programs and effects presets
"Unified interface" feature enables the use of just a single instance, and one interface, to play and control all of Ivory's pianos, no matter how many pianos are installed - whether you own one, two, or all four products, Ivory's intelligent browsing feature allows for loading any piano from one convenient interface
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Minimum Hardware: 1.8 GHz Intel Core Duo CPU 1.5 GB RAM 49 GB free hard drive space Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM or SSD, connected via 1394c, SATA, or faster DVD ROM drive for installation iLok key (not included)
Recommended Hardware: 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo CPU 2 GB RAM 49 GB free hard drive space Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM DVD ROM drive for installation iLok key (not included)
Mac: Any Audio Units, AAX, RTAS, or VST 2.0 plug-in host or the included Ivory Standalone application OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), or 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Windows: Any RTAS or VST 2.0 plug-in host or the included Ivory Cantabile application Windows XP SP2 (32-bit), Vista (32- or 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)