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Ivory II - Grand Pianos

Quick Overview


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 improved Ivory II piano DSP engine with Harmonic Resonance Modeling for true Sympathetic String Vibration, Ivory II-Grand Pianos soars at the highest possible levels of sampling and synthesis technology.


$349.00

Details

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.

Ivory II-Grand Pianos Features:

  • Over 77 Gigabytes of stunning, Acoustic Grand Piano sampled instruments:
  • Bösendorfer 290 Imperial Grand
  • German Steinway D 9’ Concert Grand
  • Yamaha C7 Grand (Each piano can be installed separately)
  • Up to 18 discrete velocity layers with Sample Interpolation Technology for ultra-smooth velocity and note transitions
  • Harmonic Resonance Modeling for the most realistic Sympathetic String Resonance possible
  • Half-pedaling
  • Synthogy’s exclusive, powerful 32 bit Sample Playback and DSP engine, engineered specifically for recreating the acoustic piano
  • Sustain Resonance DSP for realistic Damper Pedal response
  • World class digital FX including Real Ambience, Chorus and EQ
  • Customizable User controls for Timbre, Stereo Width and Perspective, Velocity Response, Mechanical Key Noise, Lid Position, Tuning Tables, and more
  • Expertly tuned and regulated pianos in world-class studios and concert halls
  • All 88 keys individually sampled in up to 18 dynamic levels (plus Bösendorfer extended low octave)
  • Incorporates exclusive Sample Interpolation Technology used for ultra-smooth velocity and note transitions
  • Real Release samples, Soft Pedal samples, and Pedal Noise enhancements
  • Optional synth pad layer for modern/pop combinations
  • Dozens of user-adjustable presets

Minimum Hardware

  • 1.8 GHz Intel Core Duo CPU
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 22 GB free hard drive space
  • Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM
  • USB slot for installation (if not downloaded)

Recommended Hardware

  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 77 GB free hard drive space
  • Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM or SSD, connected via 1394c, SATA, or faster
  • USB slot for installation (if not downloaded)
  • iLok key (optional with Ivory 2.5)

Software Requirements

Macintosh

  • Any AU, AAX, or VST 2.4 plug-in host, or the included Ivory Standalone application
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), or newer

Windows

  • Any AAX, or VST 2.4 plug-in host, or the included Ivory Cantabile application
  • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or newer

 

 

Ivory II - Grand Pianos: What makes it different? Part 1

In this video, Michael Babbitt explores some of the features that separate Ivory II from other virtual pianos, including half pedaling, timbre velocity interpolation, sympathetic string vibration and harmonic resonance modeling.

 

Ivory II - Grand Pianos: What makes it different? Part 2

In this video, Michael Babbitt presents a further overview of Ivory II’s unique performance features, including lid position, pedal noise, release samples, EQ, timbre shifting, and the synth layer.