Synthogy has announced that all of its Ivory II virtual piano products are now available both as boxed products and via digital delivery.
Authorized music products resellers may order Synthogy products through ILIO’s Skuport digital delivery system. ILIO is Synthogy’s exclusive North American distributor.
When a customer orders the download version of any Ivory II virtual piano product from an authorized reseller, the reseller may place a custom purchase order at www.skuport.com. When the order is placed Skuport automatically processes the purchase order and sends download links and serial codes directly to the customer through the reseller’s email account. This method protects the reseller’s relationship with their customer while providing the quickest, most reliable method of digital delivery in the industry.
Synthogy products available for download include:
- Ivory II-Grand Pianos, a collection of three classic grand pianos including the Bosendorfer(R) Imperial Grand, German Steinway(R) D Concert Grand and Yamaha(R) C7 Grand.
- Ivory II-American Concert D, featuring a famous New York Steinway D selected by Steinway for artist promotion and concert hall specification.
- Ivory II-Italian Grand, the 10 foot concert grand used by music’s most influential artists.
- Ivory II-Upright Pianos, a collection of four hand-selected upright pianos including a new Yamaha U5, a 1914 A.M. Hume vintage upright, a honky tonk barroom piano, and a real tack piano, all suitable for modern rock, retro and vintage music.
All Synthogy products come with the Ivory II piano engine, which features their exclusive Harmonic Resonance Modeling, half pedaling, lid position control, adjustable pedal noise, tuning tables, parametric EQ, lush reverb, a synth layer, plus many other features. The products may be used as plug-ins in a digital audio workstation or stand-alone.
More information: Synthogy
SampleTekk has announced sfzED versions of its Steiny D, Steiny D Close and Rain Piano instrument libraries.
The magnificent Steinway D, recorded in a concerthall for the true concert grand experience. This microphone perspective is normally the preferred configuration for recording a live classical piano performance, such as a recital. The microphones are placed at a sufficient distance let the tone fully engage the room. You might even say that the room is really the featured player here, as much as the piano.
The “Close” perspective was recorded with the microphones placed very close to the strings. Normally, this isn’t the way you would record a classical piece, but you will find that this perspective gives you a great presence and brilliance. Try this version for an in-your-face pop or jazz sound, or for bold and aggressive features.
The Rain Piano was recorded after some extensive Tom Waits listening. Specially the ”Mule Variation” album, (great stuff!). I fell in love with the piano sound on that record and decided to make something in that line.
The sfzED sample libraries are available for purchase at a 50% introductory discount for a limited time only.
More information: SampleTekk / sfzED sample libraries
Cinesamples has released version 2.2 of Piano in Blue, a 1949 Steinway D piano instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Changes in Piano in Blue v2.2
- Latency — Added “Sample Start” knob which will cut into the samples of the sustains by 20ms — this adjustment will remove all of the hammer/finger noise from the instrument.
- Tape Sample Replace — Re-recorded all the sample sets back through a physical Studer tape machine with better leveling to remove the “crunch” on the top velocities.
- Individual de-noising of V1 direct samples.
- Sample fix — F4, Velocity 101-110, Direct-Room (fixes modulated distortion noise on this note).
- 91-110 quick release velocities (fixes issues with the shorter release samples being too quiet in this region).
- Various minor adjustments to ADSR curves and some minor volume tweaks on individual samples.
- Added CC11 (Expression) control.
Piano in Blue is available for purchase for $99 USD. Requires Kontakt full version 5.3.1 or higher.
More information: Cinesamples / Piano in Blue
Ivy Audio has announced that its Piano in 162 sample library of a Steinway Model B grand piano is now available in both Kontakt and SFZ formats.
Like all Ivy Audio libraries, it is available to download completely free of charge for personal and commercial use.
Due to time constraints I was unfortunately unable to record release samples, which means the library might sound a little funny in certain situations.
Piano in 162 features
- Two microphone positions.
- Five dynamic levels.
- Two round robins.
- Sustain pedal on and off.
Piano in 162 for Kontakt and sfz is available to download at no charge. Donations are welcome.
More information: Ivy Audio / Piano in 162
Hephaestus has released Steinway Grand 2, a free compact piano library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This is the 2nd version of our Steinway piano. It uses the same samples of the 1st version, but we’ve fixed a lot of sound issues and increased the sound quality. If you want to try it…please, it’s FREE!
Steinway Grand 2 features
- 44.1KHz 16-bit Stereo sample resolution.
- Looped samples.
- 3-band EQ to adjust the sound.
- IR Reverb knob (new).
- Key-off switch to enable/disable the key-off noise.
- Fixed the bad flanger effect when pressing the sustain pedal (new).
- Totally redesigned the script that controls the sustain pedal behaviour (new).
- Harmonics / Resonance effects with IR (new).
- Some notes have been retuned and adjusted EQ dynamics (new).
- 48 MB size.
- Kontakt 5.2 or newer required (Kontakt Player not supported).
The library is a free download.
More information: Hephaestus
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