This bundle includes four extraordinary pianos that were captured on Stage A and Stage B of Synchron Stage Vienna.
Synchron Concert D-274 features a Steinway & Sons D-274, Hamburg Model that was recorded at the main hall (Stage A) of Synchron Stage Vienna. With a length of almost 9 ft. (274 cm) and a weight of almost 1,100 lb. (500 kg), it is the flagship model of the world-renowned piano manufacturer. Especially when competing with orchestras, the D-274 impresses with its tremendous assertive sonic volume and power – which is not surprising considering its soundboard of almost 21.5 sq.ft. (2 m2). Over 4,000 samples per key and almost 20,000 samples per microphone position provide an unprecedented level of authenticity, liveliness, and feel!
The Yamaha CFX features a hand-crafted, full size concert grand that represents the pinnacle of the manufacturer's tradition of piano crafting. It was captured at Stage A of Synchron Stage Vienna with up to 4,200 samples per key. The instrument’s distinctive sound can be characterized as precise, bright, clear, powerful and assertive, lending itself to any genre of classical, romantic or contemporary piano music and from solo pieces to chamber and concert works. Yamaha’s award-winning performance reproducing system “Disklavier ENSPIRE PRO“ guaranteed utmost precision, resolution and consistency during the entire recording process. You may select from six different presets ("Concert", "Intimate", "Player", "Pop", "Ambience", "Mighty") and edit them to your liking with the musician-friendly user interface of the Vienna Synchron Pianos player.
The Blüthner 1895 is a particularly glorious example of the legendary German piano manufacturer’s “golden tone”. The beautifully refurbished instrument is equipped with Blüthner’s patented Aliquot system that uses additional resonating strings in the treble register, resulting in a lyrical, warm and rich sound with lots of overtones. The instrument, recorded at Stage B of Synchron Stage Vienna, is extremely versatile and well suited for soloists looking for a slightly different, personal piano sound. The Blüthner lends itself extremely well to song accompaniments and chamber music settings, as well as to pop songs and ballads where other concert grands sound too large and obtrusive. Presets like “Intimate” or “Vintage” bring out this special quality even more.
The legendary pure and rich Bösendorfer Upright sound is based on the Viennese tradition of piano making with its complex construction. Bösendorfer uses more than 80% naturally dried resonant spruce wood to build an instrument – more than any other manufacturer. When a note is played, the integrated spruce components become acoustically active, forming a complete resonating body similar in principle to a violin. Its precise mechanics offer optimum power transmission with maximum controllability. The carefully hand-spun bass strings – steel core strings with one or two layers of copper – also contribute to its warm and sonorous sound.
The legendary pure and rich Bösendorfer Concert Grand 290 Imperial represents the apex of the famed Austrian piano manufacturerâ€™s precious heritage. Its extraordinary, orchestral sound is rich in expression and resonance with a warm tone, thanks to the enormous resonance board and the nine additional sub-bass notes. The instrumentâ€™s key range is extended downward to the low C â€“ for a total range of eight octaves.