Synthogy Ivory II Grand Pianos (boxed)

Concert Grand Pianos Virtual Instrument for AAX, AU, VST, RTAS, and Standalone Operation - Mac/PC AAX, AU, VST, RTAS, Standalone
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Synthogy Ivory II Grand Pianos (boxed)
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Three Glorious Grands in One!

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Synthogy's Ivory II Grand Pianos continues the original Ivory's legacy of flawlessly executed grand pianos. Now, experience more realism than ever before, with Ivory II Grand Pianos' next-generation playback engine. These 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, was crafted to the most exacting professional standards. Ivory II-Grand Pianos is an experience you won't soon forget.

Ivory II Grand Pianos is a multi-platform virtual instrument that re-creates the sound and playing experience of three of the world's great concert grand pianos: the Bosendorfer Imperial 290 Concert Grand, the Steinway D Concert Grand, and the Yamaha C7 Grand.

These superb sample recordings are brought to life by Synthogy's custom sample playback and DSP engine, built from the ground up to deliver a new level of realism in digital sound creation. Each and every feature in Ivory II Grand Pianos is designed to bring out all the nuance of the original acoustic instrument's resonance, character and response. Groundbreaking new features such as Harmonic Resonance Modeling for hyper-real sympathetic string vibration, Half Pedaling, customizable user controls for Timbre, Stereo Width and Perspective, Velocity Response, Mechanical Key Noise, Tuning, and Lid Position are just a few examples of how Ivory II Grand Pianos' powerful engine delivers the unprecedented realism it has become famous for.

Up to 18 velocity layers with proprietary Timbre Interpolation technology assures the smoothest velocity and note transitions for each of the pianos, achieving a level of musical playability that is unparalleled. Ivory II Grand Pianos' DSP engine also includes world-class digital effects such as Ambience, EQ and Chorusing.

Finally, Ivory II Grand Pianos places all of this control and power in a simple, intuitive, and highly attractive user interface. Ivory II Grand Pianos is the complete package, but one only needs to sit down and play it to understand why players, critics, producers and engineers all over the world have acclaimed its brilliance and surpassing musicality. Ivory II Grand Pianos is an extraordinary playing experience!

Synthogy Ivory II Grand Pianos Features:
  • Acoustic Grand Piano sampled instruments: German Steinway D 9' Concert Grand, Bosendorfer 290 Imperial Grand, Yamaha C7 Grand (Each piano can be installed separately)
  • Sympathetic String Resonance DSP for realistic damper and half-damper pedal response
  • World class digital FX including Real Ambience, Chorus and EQ
  • Up to 18 discrete velocity layers with Sample Interpolation Technology for ultra-smooth velocity and note transitions
  • Customizable with User controls for Timbre, Stereo Width and Perspective, Velocity Response, Mechanical Key Noise, Tuning, Lid Position and more
  • Timbre Shifting, Parametric EQ and new Synth Layer controls for powerful sound sculpting capabilities
  • Expertly tuned and regulated pianos in world-class studios and concert halls
  • Phase-perfect stereo samples stored in 32 bits!
  • All 88 keys individually sampled in up to 8 dynamic levels (plus Bosendorfer extended low octave)
  • Real Release and Soft Pedal samples
  • Full length sustain samples, no loops
  • Optional synth pad layer for modern/pop combinations (new Synth Layers and Synth Layer Controls included)
  • Parametric EQ
  • Dozens of user-adjustable presets
  • Produced and programmed by pre-eminent piano sound designer, Joe Ierardi
  • Synth pad layering for creating modern sounds
  • Control over resource usage for optimum CPU performance
  • Support for AAX, VST, RTAS, and Audio Units - Mac and PC
  • Requires 28GB of free disc space for installation of one piano, 77GB for all three
  • May run as a plug-in or standalone

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Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type Grand 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, 77GB hard disk space
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or higher, 2GB RAM minimum, 7200 RPM/SSD drive or faster, 77GB hard disk space
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number ILIVR2

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 15 reviews
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5/5

Ivory II

I've been playing piano for 50 years. Played all types and sizes. I like to think I know what a good piano sounds like, and I assumed there wouldn't be a sample that could sound as good as the "real" thing. Ivory II has proven me wrong. The pianos in this library are absolutely incredible. From the "pedal noise" to the stereo spread, these sounds are totally realistic. if you're looking for the real deal in piano samples, this is it. Look no further.
Music background: Pianist, arranger, programmer, engineer
5/5

Ivory II - WOW

When I first loaded Ivory II and played the patches with the delivered default settings, I was very pleased with what I heard. But, when I hooked up to the PA at a live gig, tweaked some of the FX and soundboard parms, I was completely blown away !! The sound was the most realistic of all the piano VST's/AU's I have in my collection. I would recommend Ivory II to anyone that wants the most realistic piano sounds for studio or live gigs!
Music background: Semi-Pro musician
5/5

A great addition to any studio!!!

I'm not a piano player but even I can tell a big difference. I was using Logic pro piano for all my recordings. Now I can use this amazing tool to get a much better results. Plan on using a second hard drive and not your primary. I started our with it on my primary and got a slow disk warning. Once I moved it to a secondary drive it was perfect. :)
Music background: Home recording studio (InvisibleKingSudio)
5/5

Worth the time!

Although it took several HOURS to load the library, (and some email exchanges with Technical Support), it was worth the effort! I've compared tracks I've recorded using Ivory II with some Nashville tracks I have, and there's no noticeable difference, whatsoever, in the sound of the Yamaha C7! Down to the sound of the dampers lifting off the strings! It's really amazing! Ivory II pays for itself with one day of recording at home, versus a trip to the studio! I wish I had bought it sooner!
Music background: Professional Musician, Producer, Arranger
5/5

It's finally arrived !

I've owned many virtual pianos over the years, PMI, various running under Kontact, etc., but this one is the real deal. The Steinway is the star for me, but the other two will have their place, depending on the need. The ability to layer various synth pads with the piano and have so much control with how the pad interacts with the piano is fabulous. A definite five stars, PLUS.
Music background: Recording Engineer, performer
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