Synthogy Ivory II Upright Pianos (boxed)

Virtual Upright Piano Plug-in - Mac/PC AAX, RTAS, AU, and VST (Mac/PC)
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Sweetwater Savings: $20.00 MSRP: $299.00
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ilok is required

Software Compatibility

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 Upright Pianos (boxed)
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A New, More Powerful Upright from Synthogy!

NOTE: This product requires an iLok (not included) for authorization. Please call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer if you have questions.

Synthogy proudly introduces Ivory II, its next generation of Ivory piano products. Powered by a new custom engine, the entire line of Ivory virtual pianos will feature groundbreaking new technology, a new graphic interface, and further expanded piano sample sets to provide performers and producers with more expressive detail than ever. The Ivory II instruments will be available as upgrades to all of Synthogy's existing line of products, including Ivory-Grand Pianos, Ivory-Italian Grand, and Ivory-Upright Pianos.

Synthogy Ivory II Upright Features:
  • Up to 18 Velocity Levels Per Piano
  • Sympathetic String Resonance
  • Half Pedaling
  • Pedal Noise
  • Lid Position
  • Timbre Shifting
  • Parametric EQ
  • Tuning Tables
  • New Synth Layers and Synth Layer Controls
  • Ivory's Legendary Pianos
  • AAX, RTAS, AU, and VST format
  • Mac and PC complatible

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type Upright Piano
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Boxed
iLok Required Yes
Format AAX, AU, RTAS, VST, Standalone
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or higher, 2GB RAM minimum, 7200 RPM/SSD drive or faster, 84GB hard disk space
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or higher, 2GB RAM minimum, 7200 RPM/SSD drive or faster, 84GB hard disk space
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number ILIVUR2

Customer Reviews

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As close to real thing as you can get!

I chose Synthogy's Upright Piano collection because I've spent most of my life at upright acoustic pianos. Over the past several years, my piano technique has been adversely affected by trying to get any number of synth based, hammer action keyboards to sound like a real piano. I play so hard on these instruments, that the light and nimble touch needed to execute scales and runs just isn't there. Enter Synthogy's software. Right out of the box, it 'feels' totally different. The resonance is astounding, and suddenly I can play an electronic keyboard like a piano again....YAY! I'm triggering the software from a Yamaha MOTIF 88 key synth, running it on my MacBook Pro. It's so nice to know that I haven't lost my touch...I just needed Synthogy to bring a real piano to my virtual world. Simply the best feeling VI piano I've ever played.
Music background: Pro Musician, Composer, Arranger, Sound Designer

Ivory upright pianos rock!

Up till recently I have been playing the Garritan Steinway, but, I just couldn't get that turn of the century bar room sound. That was until I purchased the Ivory II upright. Don't misunderstand, I still like my Garritam,but, for Ragtime playing, the Ivory is the way to go.
Music background: Hobbyist


Ivory Upright Pianos came with unexpected extra costs and inconveniences. The first being the 12 disc installation. I had to purchase a usb superdrive for my macbook pro (no cd drive) which set me back $100. Then there was the iLok key, which is an added $50. The cost of shipping for the iLok was another $50, plus the duties and taxes which came out to $25. The whole process seemed dated to me. The piano itself is very nice with many tweakable parameters, but it's not all that much better than the cheaper alternatives.
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