Time+Space has announced it is now shipping the American Concert D, Synthogy’s most detailed Ivory II piano to date.
The piano was recorded in the Françoys-Bernier Concert Hall at Le Domaine Forget in the Charlevoix region of Quebec where Synthogy has captured every nuance in precise detail to deliver a sumptuous sound and a sublime playing experience.
The 1951 New York Steinway D with its exceptionally pure and clear tone and a remarkably expressive dynamic range is lauded by some of the world’s greatest concert artists and Synthogy has exquisitely captured every nuance of this piano for the newest addition to the critically acclaimed Ivory II family.
Delivering a sublime playing experience with a truly stunning sound, Ivory II American Concert D, with its 49GB library, is Synthogy’s largest single piano to date boasting even more detail with up to 20 velocity levels, more soft pedal samples and more release samples. What’s more, the American Concert D possesses a naturally long sustain, which is captured in its entirety to the final decay with some of the notes ringing longer than two minutes.
If you’re looking for a rich, classic concert sound or simply want to expand your palette of Ivory II pianos, the American Steinway Concert Grand is the clear choice.
Powered by the award-winning Ivory II engine, American Concert D contains the full breadth of Ivory II’s award winning features including the acclaimed Harmonic Resonance Modelling for the realisation of true Sympathetic String Resonance. Custom designed by Synthogy, this technology does not rely upon triggering additional samples or use ordinary sine waves. Rather, notes struck that are harmonically related excite the actual complex overtones of the notes that are being held, in the same manner that undamped strings resonate in a real acoustic piano. Together with the new American Concert D samples, the results are simply stunning, the culmination of Synthogy’s most powerful technology, with their most advanced sampling techniques.
Ivory II: American Concert D is a free-standing Virtual Instrument, which can run as a plug-in or standalone so no previous version of Ivory is required. Or, for existing Ivory II users, Ivory II: American Concert D will install directly into the existing Ivory II library, giving access to all of Ivory II´s pianos and features from one great interface.
“I try not to play favorites, but this might be the best piano we’ve ever done,” says Joe Ierardi, co-founder of Synthogy. “Of course, producing it for George Taylor´s brilliant Ivory II engine was added incentive to exceed all of our previous standards.”
The Ivory II American Concert D is available to purchase for an RRP of £139 GBP / 165 EUR.