Piano Thor

Sound Magic has announced Mac version 1.5 of its Piano Thor virtual Steinway piano instrument.

This is the sound of the piano “Thor” developed from the most famous Steinway piano – perhaps the most famous grand piano – in history. This is the Steinway D numbered CD443, the piano that Vladimir Horowitz loved most. The CD443, Mr. Horowitz’s last piano, was selected by the artist for his own personal home use. When he was first introduced to this instrument, Mr. Horowitz had reservations about the piano’s action (which was rather heavy) but came to love the instrument so much that, when he briefly considered concertizing in 1989, he planned to take the CD443 with him. This piano was used for recording sessions made at his home in both 1988 and 1989.

Piano Thor featured an amazing dynamic range which other pianos were hard pressed to compete with. It had more “bite” when it was played really hard but it produced a soft, singing tone when played softly. And Steinway’s famous singing tone and bell like sympathetic resonances made it a truly great piano. This vast dynamic contrast and its lighting fast response won this superb instrument the name “Thor”, the Norse god of storms and thunder.

Changes in Piano Thor v1.5

  • Add Audience Mic Position.
  • Add Key Release Modeling.
  • Add String Resonance.
  • Adjust Dynamic.
  • Many Minor Changes.

Piano Thor for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 129 EUR.

More information: Sound Magic / Piano Thor