Synthogy Ivory II American Concert D (boxed)

Concert Grand Piano Virtual Instrument Plug-in for AAX, AU, VST, RTAS, and Standalone Operation - Mac/PC AAX, AU, VST, RTAS, Standalone
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The Sonic Glories of the Legendary '51 Steinway D

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Synthogy's Ivory II American Concert D piano plug-in puts you at the helm of the vintage 1951 New York Steinway D Concert Grand that was selected by Steinway's concert department for Steinway artist promotion. This iconic instrument's plate was signed by Glenn Gould, Rudolf Serkin, and other legendary pianists - which is your first clue as to how intensely marvelous it sounds. Impeccably recorded by the Synthology team in the flawless acoustics of Quebec's Francoys-Bernier Concert Hall, the Ivory II American Concert D is a must-have addition to your virtual instrument library.

Synthogy Ivory II American Concert D Piano Plug-in at a Glance:
  • A very special grand piano for your instrument library
  • Ivory II = flawlessly executed grand pianos
  • Installs directly into your existing Ivory II library
A very special grand piano for your instrument library

Synthogy's Ivory II American Concert D has quite a history. The New York Steinway D piano designated "CD 121" was hand-picked by Steinway & Sons for artist promotion and concert hall duties. The instrument has exceedingly pure tone and clarity, and its extraordinarily expressive dynamic range and has been described by numerous top artists as "among the finest" they've played. High praise indeed. What a prime subject for the considerable piano sampling talents of Synthogy's Ivory II team!

Ivory II = flawlessly executed grand pianos

Synthogy's Ivory II is all about one thing: flawlessly executed grand pianos. Experience intense realism, courtesy of the cutting-edge Ivory II playback engine, where superb instruments come to life under your fingers. Produced by Joe Ierardi, an accomplished pianist and award winning sound designer and producer of piano modules for Kurzweil Music Systems, and renowned DSP engineer George Taylor, every aspect of piano design, from tuning and regulation, to recording, editing, programming and engine design, is crafted to the most exacting professional standards.

Installs directly into your existing Ivory II library

Ivory II American Concert D gives you up to 20 velocity levels, and sports the full compliment of Ivory II features. It runs as a plug-in or standalone. If you're already an Ivory II user, American Concert D will install directly into your existing Ivory II library, giving you access to all of Ivory II's pianos and features from one streamlined interface.

Synthogy Ivory II American Concert D Piano Plug-in Features:
  • 1951 New York Steinway D selected by Steinway & Sons for artist promotion
  • Includes the Award-winning Ivory II piano engine
  • 49GB Core Library
  • Up to 20 Velocity Layers
  • Native 64 Bit Support
  • Incorporates exclusive Sample Interpolation Technology for ultra-smooth velocity and note transitions
Grace your instrument library with Synthogy's Ivory II American Concert D!

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Tech Specs

Software Type American Concert Piano
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Boxed
iLok Required Yes
Format AAX, AU, VST, RTAS, Standalone
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or higher, 2GB RAM minimum, 7200 RPM/SSD drive or faster, 49GB hard disk space
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or higher, 2GB RAM minimum, 7200 RPM/SSD drive or faster, 49GB hard disk space
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number IVILACD

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 25 reviews
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5/5

The Best There Is!

In addition to being an electronic musician, I am a serious classical pianist. I had long given up on finding anything that would come close to an acoustic grand. While the latter will likely never be duplicated, I must say that I am thrilled with the American Concert D! Having tried MANY others, the Concert D is the most realistic in EVERY way....It is far more "open," less compressed-sounding, with far greater dynamic range. The multiple samples paid off, as I am able to bring out true pianissimo and forte! It even has Una Corda Isoft pedal) samples, making full use of my 3 pedals on the wonderful Kawai VPC1. The additional personal controls enable one to create the "perfect grand for the occasion." I'm still learning all I can do to fine tune the sound...and I'm loving every minute of it. Congratulations Synthogy!!!
Music background: Stong classical training...also New Age, Cinema, and Rock.
5/5

Awesome Virtual Piano!!!

As a piano player since childhood I was looking for a very real authentic sounding virtual piano to record solo piano pieces. Well I am absolutely blown away by the realism and quality of this piano software. It can be used as a standalone or as a plugin. There are so many factory preset options to choose from or you can truly customize your own unique piano sound and settings. I have this loaded on my computer for a few days now and I can't put it down. Synthogy out did themselves with this one. And for under 200 bucks I swear you would think you're playing a genuine Steinway grand piano. I can't recommend this enough for piano players either on a budget or tight on space. Two huge thumbs up !!!!
Music background: Pianist, guitarist, songwriter, home studio recording
5/5

Truly Brilliant.

I have plenty of virtual pianos. Some are better than others, some are worse, but each has their place. Then I added IVORY American Concert D to the mix. Now there is no comparison. When you load it up, you cant help but be inspired by the sound, feel and touch of the piano. The songs came flowing out of me for the first couple of hours. I A/B'ed it with a C7 that I had recorded professionally, and I literally could not tell that the IVORY was virtual. The level of control that it offers is mind boggling--You can change so many parameters so that when you are mixing, if you need to make it sit better you can change it. Stick up, room tone, pedal noise...So in a dense mix you can lose all of that stuff, or in a sparse one you can have all of that juicy stuff and more. If there was any bad thing at all, it is that it does hog my CPU...I am running a 2.1 ghz MacBook with 4gb of ram and it eats up 75% of the CPU at any time. But it is worth it. Trust me. IMHO, it is the most realistic and glorious sounding Grand Piano I have ever played-except for the real ones of course.
Music background: Composer
5/5

Amazing Update

I have been a long time Ivory user. I recently decided to pickup this upgrade. I was hesitant at first because the Ivory Pianos II already has a Steinway model included. Let me say that this piano blew me away. The articulations and detail in the samples are unreal. The biggest thing that happened to me to cement that I had made a good purchase was the compliments I got from the band I was playing with the following week. "What did you do to your piano? It sounds amazing." nuff said...
Music background: Producer, Recording Engineer, Soundwriter.
5/5

Truly Amazing!

This has made it possible for my home studio to put to rest the idea of purchasing a grand piano, because this product its that good. Simply replaces a real grand piano and gives my home studio a sound quality that frankly I wouldn't be able to achieve in my current facility
Music background: Composer
See also: Piano Software, Synthogy, Synthogy Virtual Instruments: Synths, Keyboards, & Organs