Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand Piano Virtual Instrument
Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand is the phenomenal Yamaha CFX captured as a high-quality virtual instrument.
- The Yamaha CFX concert grand as a 122GB virtual instrument
- Recorded in the legendary Studio One at Abbey Road Studios
- Three microphone perspectives provide different clarity and warmth includes a dedicated perspective for someone listening through headphones
- One of the finest piano virtual instruments available
- AAX, RTAS, VST, and AU compatible
- Powered by the ARIA Player
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The Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand places the user on the bench before the Yamaha CFX, an incredible concert grand piano characterised by a wide palette of tonal colours and the ability to create the most subtle, expressive nuances. This beautiful instrument is matched with the stunning acoustics of Abbey Road Studios' legendary Studio One and the finest collection of microphones in the world.
Garritan has worked closely with Abbey Road Studios to develop presets that are both functionally useful and inspiring to play. Research included artists and genres as well as notable recordings, cinematic settings and live performance examples to make the CFX as flexible and versatile a musical instrument as possible. All facets of this project – the instrument, the room, the mics, and the recording expertise – work together to create the finest sampled piano ever captured. Experience the passion reflected in every detail.
To expand your creative possibilities, Abbey Road Studios' engineers created three discrete microphone perspectives: Classic, Contemporary, and Player. The Classic perspective most faithfully captures the natural tonal character, clarity and nuance of the instrument. The Contemporary perspective creates a piano sound that is bright and hard with lots of attack from the hammers, but also maintains the piano's warmth with intimate ambience. The Player perspective offers the experience of playing the CFX, from the piano bench, in Studio One, particularly when reproduced over high quality headphones.
The Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand sound library is AAX, RTAS, VST, and AU compatible, and is proudly powered by the ARIA Player. There's no need to purchase a separate sampler.
Generic system requirements:
Multi-core processor required
4 GB RAM minimum required. 8 GB RAM or greater recommended.
122 GB of free hard drive space is required for 'Full' installation, 24.5 GB is required for 'Compact' installation.
A dedicated hard drive with fast interface (SATA, USB 3.0, Firewire 800, Thunderbolt) is recommended. A solid-state drive (SSD) is preferred.
Internet connection for updates and online registration
USB port required for boxed version installation
PC-specific requirements: Audio interface compatible with ASIO, Microsoft Windows 7 or later
Mac-specific requirements: OS X 10.7 or later
A MIDI interface may be required if you are using a MIDI keyboard. Many keyboards now use USB.
The ability to assign controllers within your keyboard, music program, or sequencer is recommended
High-quality speakers and amplifier, or high-quality headphones