Synthogy Ivory II Grand Pianos
Ivory II Grand Pianos by Synthogy is one of the industry's leading virtual piano instruments. It features fantastically detailed and realistic piano samples and an intuitive user interface. The powerful DSP engine of Ivory II even models details such as harmonic resonance and sympathetic string vibration. Ivory II Grand Pianos is for anyone that needs to create a natural-sounding piano performance/recording, but does not have the space, money or need for an authentic Grand Piano.
- Over 77 Gigabytes of stunning, Acoustic Grand Piano sampled instruments
- Includes Bosendorfer 290, Steinway D and Yamaha C7 pianos
- Up to 18 discrete velocity layers with Sample Interpolation Technology
- Harmonic Resonance Modelling for the most realistic Sympathetic String Resonance possible
- Built-in digital effects
- Mac and PC compatible
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The Virtual Piano that started it all, Ivory Grand Pianos redefined what virtual instruments could do, combining stunning, world-class piano samples with a powerful, software/DSP engine and custom user interface. Ivory's worldwide critical acclaim and popularity has made it the industry standard, and the virtual piano of choice for the world's most elite musicians.
Now the world's most popular virtual grand piano collection just got better with the creation of Ivory II Grand Pianos. Featuring a greatly expanded sound set with nearly double the velocity layers, and the powerful Ivory II piano DSP engine with Harmonic Resonance Modelling for true Sympathetic String Vibration, Ivory II Grand Pianos soars at the highest possible levels of sampling and synthesis technology.
The playing experience is simply extraordinary with an emotional range extending from the heartiest fortissimo to the most delicate and nuanced pianissimo. Ivory II Grand Pianos will breathe under your fingers, inspiring your best performance from a truly organic instrument.
A host of new piano-centric features have been added to the Ivory II engine. Principal among them is Sympathetic String Resonance, a long sought after but elusive characteristic of real pianos that Synthogy approaches in a completely new and unique way, realising the true complexities and subtleties of sympathetic string excitation. Harmonic Resonance Modelling is a brand new technology that does not rely upon triggering additional samples, ordinary sine waves, or recordings in any way. Rather, notes struck that are harmonically related excite the actual complex overtones of the notes that are being held, in the same manner that undamped strings ring in a real acoustic piano. The result is an unprecedented new level of realism.
Ivory II also delivers some of Synthogy's most frequent customer requests, with features such as Half Pedalling, Lid Position, Pedal Noise, and Tuning Tables to provide even greater detail and control. Additionally, features like Timbre Shifting, Parametric EQ, and new Synth Layer controls offer powerful new sound sculpting capabilities for custom piano programming and sound design.
At the heart of Ivory II are Ivory's legendary pianos. Each Ivory piano has been further refined and developed, including expanded velocity levels (up to 18 per piano), additional soft pedal samples, and more release samples. Synthogy's decades of expertise in piano development, along with proprietary 'timbre interpolation' technology combine to deliver greater fidelity, unrivalled playability, and a musical experience that is unsurpassed.
Ivory II represents the most significant design enhancement to Ivory's custom piano technology since its introduction. Years in the making, every effort has been taken to assure that Ivory II is a true and worthy successor to the legacy established by the original Ivory products.
Synthogy Ivory II Grand Pianos System Requirements
2.0 GHz Dual Core PowerPC G5 or 1.8 GHz Intel Core Duo or equivalent CPU
1.5 GB RAM
22 GB free hard drive space
Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM
DVD ROM drive for installation
2.5 GHz Dual Core PowerPC G5 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
2 GB RAM
77 GB free hard drive space
Any AU, RTAS, or VST 2.0 plug-in host, or the included Ivory Standalone application.
Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Any RTAS or VST 2.0 plug-in host, or the included Ivory Cantabile application.
Windows XP SP2 (32 bit), Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)