Synthogy Ivory II Grand Pianos Upgrade from Version 1.x (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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You'll need an iLok copy protection device in order to use this software. If you already have one, you're good to go. If you don't, you can buy one here. An iLok is a small USB gadget (about the size of a thumb drive) that plugs into your computer. It "unlocks" the software, allowing you to use it.

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Synthogy Ivory II Grand Pianos Upgrade from Version 1.x (boxed)
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Three Glorious Grands in One!

Note: This is a special offer for registered users of the original Ivory (now Ivory Grand Pianos) to upgrade to Ivory Grand Pianos II for a special reduced price. This product also requires an iLok to operate. For more information, please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer

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 Upgrade
Download/Boxed Boxed
iLok Required Yes
Format AAX, AU, VST, RTAS
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 ILIVR2UG

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Great Pianos

The Ivory ll Grand Pianos are great. Very realistic and work perfectly for any kind of music. I highly recommend!!!
Music background: Recording Artist/Producer
5/5

True piano sound

True piano.
Music background: Producer, recording engineer,
5/5

Amazing Piano Software

even better than the original!!
Music background: Studio Owner, Musician
5/5

Ivory II upgrade

Having lost my iLok key, I got in touch with Synthogy in order to obtain a new license. The people at Synthogy advised me of an upgrade to Ivory II, which was in fact cheaper than purchasing a new license. I purchased the Ivory II upgrade and it is, quite honestly, the best piano software I have ever used. A professional musician for over 30 years, I find the touch (with a decent controller) perfect. No need to go back into files to alter velocities. Being classically trained, the sounds respond perfectly. The pedal controls are amazing. The overall player display is very user-friendly. These samples use a lot of memory, and take several hours to install, but are well worth it.By the way, the service from Synthogy is first class.
Music background: Pianist, keyboard player, orchestrator, musical director
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