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Garritan releases Authorized Steinway Virtual Concert Grand Piano

Garritan Steinway Concert Grand Piano

Garritan has released Authorized Steinway Virtual Concert Grand Piano, a sample-based software instrument developed in collaboration with Steinway & Sons, maker of the world’s finest pianos.

The Authorized Steinway Virtual Concert Grand piano accurately captures the distinctive sound of the hallmark Steinway & Sons concert grand piano – with unprecedented authenticity and musicality.

The library comes in three versions:

  1. Professional, offers the superb Steinway Model D piano with five different listening perspectives:
    • Player perspective from the bench
    • A classical recording perspective
    • An under-the-lid perspective
    • A stage perspective
    • A close audience perspective
  2. Standard, offers the under lid and classic perspectives.
  3. Basic, ideal for students, amateur musicians, and educators, is a light version that offers a single perspective (also available in downloadable format).

Authorized Steinway Virtual Concert Grand Piano features

  • Created in partnership with Steinway & Sons.
  • The very finest concert grand piano—the Steinway Model D Concert Grand hand-picked by Steinway & Sons.
  • Overseen by Steinway & Sons’ most accomplished master technician.
  • Sustain/Sostenuto/Soft pedal support.
  • Proportional sustain pedaling.
  • Multiple-stage tracking release triggers to provide the natural release of the hammer from the string.
  • Sustain resonance and sympathetic resonance using convolution-based DSP modules.
  • Adjustable mechanical noises.
  • Adjustable velocity curves.
  • Recorded soft pedal samples including releases.
  • Adjustable polyphony.
  • A variety of historical tunings and Scala file import.
  • Aria Sample Player by Plogue included.
  • MIDI playback and record in standalone.
  • Ambience reverb and 3 band EQ.
  • Graceful Copy Protection (no dongles or challenge response).
  • Many more compelling features.

Check this page for a complete comparison of the different versions.

The Professional version is $399 USD, $199 USD for the Standard, and $99 USD for the Basic version.

Visit Garritan for more information and audio demos.

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