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Best Service releases Galaxy II Virtual Piano Collection
Equipped with the completely new Kontakt 2 engine for an ultra realistic playing experience and a specially designed user interface, allowing simple, but very flexible sound configuration and creative sound design.
Galaxy II features 3 world-class grand pianos:
- Galaxy Steinway 5.1 (real surround and stereo version)
- Vienna Grand Imperial (96 keys and incredible low end)
- German Baby Grand (beautiful ‘singing’ tone, built in 1929)
In total Galaxy II includes more than 6000 samples of a Steinway D, a Bösendorfer Imperial and a 1929 Blüthner Baby Grand.
- up to 12 ”modeled velocity zones” for a wide and smooth dynamic range
- chromatically sampled – real sustain resonance and release, recorded with multiple velocity and timing
- real Una Corda Samples (Soft Pedal)
- adjustable Hammer, Pedal and Damper noises
- specially designed user interface
- direct control of all important functions in the main menu
- detailed editing in 10 special menus
- integrated help window
- simple and very effective ”one-knob” control of tone colour (without EQ), warmth and dynamics
- warp-section with 4 FX-machines for drastic sound design
- Pad machine for generating spheric and atmospheric synth pads
- convolution-reverb with lots of rooms, halls and ambiences
- stereo width and position adjustable
- recorded in Galaxy Studios and Hansahaus Studios (2 Jazz-Grammy-Awards) with high end and Vintage microphones (Brauner, Neumann and Bruel&Kjaer) and state-of-the-art equipment (Neve Capricorn, SSL 9000, Preamps by Neve, Focusrite Red Series, Summit etc.)